（reported by Wen Qijun , www.xnnews.com.cn）
On February 28, Li Jianjun, a oilseed rape grower from Gaoqiao Town of Xian’an District, said merrily that this year he would expand the planting area to 560 acres thanks to cooperatives, they can enjoy more preferential policies and technology.
The reporter learned from the agricultural department that this year the rape planted area in Xian’an reached 360,000 acres; Chibi City and Jiayu County also had a significant increase; Chongyang County took unified measures for the seeds so that the seeds were promptly distributed to the farmers to ensure rape was planted successfully, generating a substantial increase in acreage.
Introduced by Municipal Agricultural Bureau that compared with 870,000 acres of the city's rapeseed acreage last year, this year the acres reached 1,030,000 acres, of which the first class seedling was 470,000 acres, the second 360,000 acres, and the last 200,000 acres, and the first and the second shared a higher proportion, rape was also better than that in the previous years.
Guo Jincheng, section chief of the crop production, said last winter moderate temperature and risen agricultural prices stimulated the farmer's agricultural investment.
In order to protect spring plowing and ensure the efficiency and increase of agricultural production, the city's agricultural department organized the technical team to carry out technical guidance to ensure the spring plowing production.
Up to now, the city has organized training courses for 26 times, training almost 18300 people with more than 125000 copies issued of the technical information. The city will start agricultural science and technology promotion activity step by step.