Aerial photo taken on June 2, 2017 shows the paddy fields in Luotian Village, Nanxiong county-level city, north Guangdong’s Shaoguan city. [Photo/Xinhua]
The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 20. The arrival of Grain in Ear signifies the ripening of crops such as barley and wheat. It is also a busy period for farmers.