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Aerial photo taken on Sept. 20, 2020 shows a harvester working in cornfields in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

TAIYUAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Li Ting, a farmer in Taizhao Village, manages farms of over 240 mu (16 hectares) planted with wheat, corn and Chinese medicine herbs.

In Li's memory, farming was laborious as it requires great labor work, and people had to mainly rely on man-made tools like plows and wooden pitchfork.

Li's father used to work in an agricultural machinery cooperative, and Li Ting witnessed the convenience brought by agricultural mechanization. He started an agricultural machinery cooperative jointly run with villagers. Over 100 agricultural machines and tools have been introduced, and the cooperative updates its storage based on villagers' needs.

Equipped with new technologies such as GPS, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and harvester, farmers increased their harvest capacity and efficiency, Li said.

Li Ting (R) and his wife Li Xiaofen show agricultural tools used in the past in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting reminds a villager to drive safely in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting drives an agricultural machine on a path in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting drives a harvester to harvest corns in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting tests water content of corns with an instrument in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting shows information of agricultural machines on his cellphone in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020.

(Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Xiaofen (R), Li Ting's wife, checks freshly harvested corn in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)

Li Ting and his family show harvested corn in Taizhao Village of Nanzhang Town in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)■

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