China News Service, Xining, May 12 (Sun Rui, Xie Haiqun, Ma Ming, Ma Xiang) "This year, we have used systematic breeding, hybrid breeding, molecular breeding and other means to select more suitable plants for planting in the Qaidam Basin. New varieties such as Sanjiang White, Sanjiang Red, and Sanjiang Yellow have been promoted and planted to ensure that quinoa planting in the Qaidam Basin reaches high and stable yields, and drives farmers’ incomes.” Li Yingchun, deputy general manager of Qinghai Sanjiang Fertile Soil Ecological Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd. 12 Day representation.

Now is the best time to plant quinoa in the Qaidam Basin. The quinoa planting base in Sai Na Village, Keke Town, Wulan County, Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai Province, the machine roars, the rotary tiller and the seeding The machines are on the same track, and the workers are intensively planting quinoa on a large-scale mechanized basis. 10995 acres of quinoa planting in the Qaidam area has been fully expanded.

Haixi Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The main part of the state is the Qaidam Basin, known as China’s "cornucopia". It covers an area of ​​about 265,000 square kilometers. It has obvious geographical advantages, an important strategic location, and mineral resources. Rich resources and broad development prospects. Since the successful trial of Limai in 2013, Haixi Prefecture has accelerated the transformation and upgrading of agriculture and animal husbandry, intensified the adjustment of the agricultural and animal husbandry industry structure, and made every effort to build a quinoa planting base.

The picture shows the planter is planting quinoa. Photo by Ma Xiang

According to reports, quinoa is native to the Andes of South America and is the main traditional food of the indigenous people of the Inca. It has a history of 5,000-7,000 years of eating and planting, due to its unique nutritional value . The Ulan County, which is located in the Qaidam Basin, has high altitude, long sunshine hours, large temperature difference between day and night, no high temperature throughout the year, proper rainfall, and the original ecology of the growth environment without pollution, which is very conducive to the growth of quinoa.

"This year we have driven 4 cooperatives in Ulan County and 46 farmers across the prefecture to plant 11 thousand acres of quinoa, which has now been fully sown, and we have provided them with free seeds and agricultural There are also planting technical services, aiming to increase the yield of quinoa in the Qaidam Basin and drive local farmers to increase their income." Li Yingchun said.

In recent years, Wulan County has vigorously developed the characteristic planting industry of quinoa, and has realized the standardized, large-scale and scientific development of the quinoa industry.

Li Yingchun said, “This year these new varieties have better quality, stronger resistance to stress, and higher yields. This will help increase the income of local farmers, help rural construction and our brand building. A solid foundation." (End)