The spring breeze is blowing tenderly, and the fine drizzle is pattering on the ground, marking the time for spring plowing. Farmers in Funing District of Qinhuangdao City began to sow potatoes.
Farmers in Funing District of Qinhuangdao City are sowing potatoes with farm machinery.
In the potato planting demonstration base of Miaohong Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. in Qilijian Village, Liushouying Township, Funing District, farmers are plowing with tractors and busy covering seedlings with films, a picture of spring plowing is scrolling out.
Miaohong Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. has a potato planting area of 930 mu this year, planting with farm machinery. It is estimated that all planting tasks can be completed in 7 to 8 days.
Agricultural technicians in Funing District of Qinhuangdao City provide consultation to growers in the field.
The new potato variety is “Xueyu No. 1”. It ripens twice a year, sowing in early March with each growth cycle of more than three months, which can meet the need of the seasonal fresh potato market.
Sun Lei, a technician at Miaohong Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. said, “We grow this variety of potato twice a year, plant now and harvest on June 25, then plant in early July and harvest at the end of October. We are sure we will make it because of the technical support from the District Agriculture and Rural Bureau, and the Meteorological Bureau.”
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