At dawn on December 20, Li Jianghe, the first secretary of Tuanjie Village, Baghawati Township, Shache County, and some village cadres rushed to 500 acres of cotton farming field to check the leveling of the land. .
According to the cooperation agreement reached between the Cotton Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (referred to as the China Cotton Research Institute) and Tuanjie Village, Baghawati Township, Yarkand County, the institute Tuanjie Village has built an “integrated agro-ecological comprehensive test station” for major crops such as cotton, wheat, corn, and millet, as well as new varieties and germplasm resources of special economic crops. Based in Yarkand and facing southern Xinjiang, it will conduct research on grain, cotton, and special economic crop varieties. Breeding, new agricultural technology innovation.
Yarkand County is a major cotton county in Xinjiang. Tuanjie Village has a large cotton planting area. The whole village has a land area of 10,792 acres, including 7,200 acres of cotton land. There are also thousands of acres of cotton farms.
The plan for the year lies in spring, but it will be too late to take action until spring. We must prepare for spring farming now. Li Jianghe told a reporter from China News Service that to provide China Cotton Research Institute with a concentrated and contiguous 500 acres of experimental fields, small plots of land need to be replaced and merged, and income compensation for walnut and almond trees on the ground needs to be reached with farmers. “After doing the work many times, the farmers have seen the changes that have taken place in the village in recent years, and they are very supportive and understanding.”
Compared with northern Xinjiang, southern Xinjiang Xinjiang is not cold during the day. The reporter came to the home of village cadre Aini Baikeri that day. This year, his family achieved a substantial increase in income due to the use of new varieties from the China Cotton Institute. Aini’s wife said that this year’s income from more than 160 acres of cotton was 560,000 yuan, 80,000 yuan more than before. Recently, she also spent 75,000 yuan to buy three more cows to develop breeding. Her family now has 13 cows.
Li Jianghe calculated an account and found that planting new cotton varieties can bring an increase of more than 300 yuan per acre to farmers. After the cotton seed base is completed in the future, Farmers will earn higher profits from growing cotton seeds. Cotton farming management and protection will provide at least 10 people with relocation jobs.
The reporter saw slogans in many towns and villages in Shache County: “Raise a few high-quality cattle to increase income and become rich.” Li Jianghe said that rural revitalization It must rely on industrial support. In addition to the cotton industry, Tuanjie Village will make livestock breeding one of its leading industries and mobilize farmers to expand the scale of cattle raising. Currently, 442 households in the village have 670 cattle. By the end of next year, the number will grow to 1,000, with an average of 2.5 cattle per household, further increasing farmers’ income.