Recently, the 40 mu organic rice experimental field of Qilihai Ninghe Daoxiang farm entered its harvest period, with its harvested rice being sold to markets in various regions.
This summer, the Agricultural Association of Tianjin chose Qilihai Ninghe Daoxiang farm to conduct organic rice experimental planting. Through selecting high-quality rice types, applying fertilizers, weed control and other measures, the experts of the Agricultural Association of Tianjin have collected the information of the rice, and compared it with the normal varieties, so as to further develop the advantages of the experimental rice and solve planting difficulties.
"After we harvest the rice, we have to wait for the research data of the rice's status. In the past, the output of rice per mu was about 500 kilograms. This year, it is expected that the output per mu can increase by 150 kilograms, and we also plan to further rise this number as well as the rice's quality." said Li Ning, vice chairman of the Qilihai Ninghe Daoxiang farm.
A rice planting field in Ninghe district [Photo/WeChat account: Media Convergence of Ninghe district]
This year, in addition to planting high-quality rice, Qilihai Ninghe Daoxiang farm has also implemented several agricultural projects, including rice field painting and special foods, based on its unique rice planting features and history. During National Day, the turnover of rice reached over 2 million yuan (about $280,000), and more than 6,000 kilograms of crabs were sold, achieving a high reputation among consumers.
"We plan to increase other projects next year, and open up more job opportunities to the local people, contributing to solving the unemployment of local villagers." Li Ning added.