China: "Flower Zhouning" is rising beautiful economy

"Slowly shape and tie the new growth along the fixed branches, so that the flowers will be more beautiful." Recently, at the Mengyuan Base of Xiangshan Orchid Garden in Ningde, a senior technician of Cymbidium invited is instructing more than ten local orchid farmers to design and shape Cymbidium.

Zhouning County is located in the northeast of Fujian, with an average elevation of 880 meters. It is known as the "City of Clouds". It has a cool high mountain three-dimensional microclimate. The average daily temperature in summer is only 24℃, which is very suitable for the growth of bulbous roots and cold flowers. Cymbidium, hybrid orchid, alpine rhododendron, succulent and other cold-loving or cold-tolerant flowers can survive winter and summer smoothly here.

In recent years, Zhouning County has given full play to the advantages of the alpine ecological climate, focusing on the goal of building a flower industry with an annual output value of 100 million RMB, focusing on planning, optimizing the environment, and promoting investment. The alpine cold flower industry has shown a good momentum of accelerated development.

Since the establishment of Ningde Xiangshan Orchid Garden Plant Technology Co., Ltd. in Zhouning County through investment promotion in 2019, the company has invested more than 10 million RMB to build greenhouses in local towns. The planting area is over 11 hectares, and the planting volume is expected to reach 300,000. At present, 4.5 hectares of smart greenhouses have been built for potted Cymbidium plants and fresh-cut flowers. In addition, the company’s tissue culture building is advancing simultaneously with the Shanhai Cooperation Industrial Park. After completion, the company will realize an integrated industrial chain of flower cultivation, planting and sales in Zhouning.

Zhouning’s unique alpine ecological climate makes the orchids grow in brighter colors and have a longer flowering period, which is more in line with the needs of the New Year flowers market. At the same time, because the sales range of Cymbidium is within a 5-hour drive from Zhouning County, the flowers can maintain the freshest state, which is more advantageous than other traditional production areas.

Through the live broadcast room in the Cymbidium greenhouse, a variety of potted Cymbidium plants are sold online. Based on these online orders, in the greenhouse, several workers are busy packing and boxing the potted plants. These carefully cultivated Cymbidium will be transported directly from the base to other regions in the province and Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shanghai and other places to supply the Spring Festival flower market. It is reported that in 2020, the company's annual output value reached 30 million RMB.

"The flower industry is growing. We hope that through our pilot operations in several towns and villages, we can bring farmers from the surrounding areas into this industry, and develop in accordance with the model of 'company + base + farmers', and further promote the development of Zhouning's flower industry.” said You Hongying, general manager of Ningde Xiangshan Orchid Garden Plant Technology Co., Ltd., as a demonstration base and talent station, the company has been committed to cultivating professional orchid farmers.

Relying on the superior natural environment, flowers bloom "everywhere" in Zhouning County. In the tissue culture room of Fujian Sanshan Biological Technology Co., Ltd. in Houyang Village, Qibu Town, workers are carefully carrying out the processes of cultivating and screening seedlings. In another greenhouse, employees are busy drying the seedlings. bottling, sorting...

In addition to the unique cold climate of high mountains and the large temperature difference between day and night, the succulents cultivated with good appearance and low cost are widely praised by customers. Some rare, long-cultivation period of flower varieties has been in short supply online.

"Our company's flower project started construction in April 2020, and various facilities have been gradually improved. The company adopts an integrated business model of seedling cultivation, planting, and sales. It will initially be on the right track in 2021 and begin the cultivation and production of succulent seedlings. At present, there are 800,000 seedlings planted in the greenhouse, more than 1 million seedlings are reserved in the workshop, and more than 1 million seedlings have been sold." Chen Shouqiang, the person in charge of Fujian Sanshan Biotechnology Co., Ltd., said that the products cultivated by the company have a good appearance and low cost, and have been well appreciated by customers.

It is reported that the company plans to build a modern ecological technology demonstration park project for high mountain characteristic flowers. At present, the base has built a tissue-culture building covering an area of ​​4,500 square meters, and a smart greenhouse of over-1-hectare for seedling refining. The tissue culture workshop in the tissue-culture building has been put into production, and the succulent and rhododendron tissue culture seedlings have gradually entered the greenhouse.

In recent years, the flower industry in the county has developed rapidly. Many flower planting projects have been introduced, such as Cymbidium, Oncidium, lily, rhododendron, chrysanthemum, and succulent. At present, the county's flower and seedling planting area has reached more than 180 hectares, and the output value has exceeded 100 million RMB.


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