Mechanized planting helps cotton farmers in Xinjiang during sowing season

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Workers operate a seeder in Ili Mehmet's cotton field in Shawan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 16, 2022. Ili Mehmet, 50, lives in Shawan, a major cotton-producing area in Xinjiang.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Mechanized planting helps cotton farmers in Xinjiang during sowing season

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Ili Mehmet works on the seeder in his cotton field in Shawan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 16, 2022. Ili Mehmet, 50, lives in Shawan, a major cotton-producing area in Xinjiang.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Mechanized planting helps cotton farmers in Xinjiang during sowing season

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Ili Mehmet's wife Hernipam Kurban checks on the plastic mulch in their cotton field in Shawan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 19, 2022. Ili Mehmet, 50, lives in Shawan, a major cotton-producing area in Xinjiang.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Mechanized planting helps cotton farmers in Xinjiang during sowing season

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Ili Mehmet (R) and Duan Zhizhong work in the cotton field in Shawan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 16, 2022. Ili Mehmet, 50, lives in Shawan, a major cotton-producing area in Xinjiang.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)