Right now, it is the time for spring agricultural production management and seedling preparation. The latest agricultural situation dispatch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs shows that 10% of early rice seedlings have been raised nationwide, and the progress is faster than the same period last year. Preparations for spring plowing in various places are in full swing.
Qijiang, Chongqing: 70,000 mu of pepper seedlings are intensively raised, and new technologies ensure high quality
At the concentrated pepper seedling breeding site in Yongle Village, Qijiang District, Chongqing City, the villagers are filling, sowing, and covering the soil under the guidance of agricultural technicians, and then let the seedling trays float on the water in the greenhouse in an orderly manner. This pepper is used Floating seedling raising technology has the characteristics of precision seeding, small footprint, and good seedling quality. In order to ensure the supply of pepper seedlings, Qijiang District also adopted the method of centralized seedling raising by village collectives and supplemented by scattered seedling raising by farmers.
Zhu Chengxing, Secretary of the Party Branch of Yongle Village, Dongxi Town, Qijiang District, Chongqing City: It is convenient for later transplanting, and the survival rate can reach about 95%.
According to reports, in 2023, Qijiang District of Chongqing plans to plant 70,000 mu of peppers, with an estimated annual output of more than 105,000 tons of fresh peppers.
Guangdong: 71 large and medium-sized irrigation areas have been renovated to ensure water supply for spring plowing
At present, Guangdong has entered the peak period of spring plowing water use. In Shigang Village, Heyuan City, Guangdong Province, 3,200 mu of early rice was planted this year. This period is the intensive water use period for spring plowing and preparation, thanks to the newly completed Dakeng irrigation area. , Local rice growers have expanded their acreage this year.
Qiu Hanqing, a farmer in Shigang Village: This year, there is enough water, which is convenient. I have cultivated a few acres more than in previous years. Now I plow this field by myself, and now it has about 13 acres.
Last year, the local area launched a nearly 800 million yuan irrigation area renovation and construction project. After the reconstructed Dakeng irrigation area was completed and put into use, the area of farmland served by irrigation has increased to 22,000 mu, and the water supply guarantee rate has also increased from 40% to 90%. It is understood that this year, 71 large and medium-sized irrigation districts in Guangdong have been upgraded and put into use during spring farming this year, benefiting an area of 4.4379 million mu of farmland, which can effectively improve the water supply guarantee capacity of irrigation districts.