China: The modern flower industry is on the rise

Phalaenopsis has entered the peak sales season. In the greenhouse of Kaiyuan High-efficiency Modern Agricultural Park Yumei Flower Co., Ltd., red, yellow and white orchids are blooming, and pots of delicate phalaenopsis are neatly arranged, waiting for package and transportation to customers. Since the beginning of last year, the modern flower industry in Kaiyuan has developed rapidly, producing 340 million fresh cut flowers, 2.9 million pots and 260 million seedlings in the year, and realizing a total value of 710 million RMB in horticultural flowers.

In the second half of last year, the city aimed at structural reforms and jumped out of the traditional agricultural development model to build a modern industrial system that integrates agriculture with the secondary and tertiary industries. At present, there are 19 enterprises mainly producing high-end flowers in Kaiyuan's high-efficiency modern agricultural park, and 6 of them have an annual output value exceeding 10 million RMB. Among them, Honghe Chuangsen Plateau Special Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. based on the first phase of gerbera cultivation, is advancing the second phase. Now, for the 12 newly introduced patented varieties in the 20,000 m2 smart greenhouse mass production has been achieved.

In the next two years, Kaiyuan city will rely on the establishment of the National Modern Agricultural Industrial Park to implement the "one county, one industry" demonstration construction led by the flower industry in three steps, namely focusing on the research and development, strengthening scientific and technological cooperation and creating core competitiveness. By 2021, the establishment of the demonstration county with the concept of "one county, one industry" will be completed. Kaiyuan's flower planting area will reach nearly 7500 hectares. The sales revenue of over 100 million RMB with at least 3 leading enterprises. Flower export trade will reach 980 million RMB with a 90% quality traceability system establishing within green and organic flower product manufacturers.


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