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Table 1 Community farming calendar in Xishuangbanna

From: Agrobiodiversity and in situ conservation in ethnic minority communities of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province, Southwest China

Month Farming activities and traditional customs activities
January Winter corn management, weeding and fertilizing, sweet corn harvest, vegetable and peanut sowing, house building, wedding, tea weeding but not fertilizing, sugarcane harvest, Amomum villosum weeding and old branch and leaf cutting
February Spring tea collection, fresh corn harvest, rubber tree weeding and fertilizing, sugarcane harvest, Amomum villosum weeding and old branch and leaf cutting
March Tea collection, rubber tree tapping, upland rice sowing and weeding, sugarcane harvest
April Tea collection, corn sowing, rubber tree tapping, winter corn harvest, sugarcane harvest
May Tea collection, corn sowing, rubber tree tapping, winter corn harvest, paddy rice seedling and transplanting, upland rice harvest.
June Tea collection, rubber tree tapping, paddy rice seedling and transplanting, upland rice harvest
July Tea collection, rubber tree tapping, wild mushroom collection
August Tea collection, rubber tree tapping, wild mushroom collection, Amomum villosum collection
September Tea collection, corn harvest, rubber tree tapping, paddy rice collection
October Tea collection, rubber tree tapping, paddy rice collection, vegetable sowing, sweet corn sowing, sugarcane leaf cutting
November Winter corn harvest, wedding, fuel wood collection, house building, sugarcane leaf cutting
December Winter corn harvest, wedding, fuel wood collection, house building, sugarcane harvest, vegetable and potato sowing