[Rural Revitalization] Hebei farmers "plant" Jin Chan to lead villagers on the road to wealth

  [Explanation] 52-year-old Zhang Qiaowu is an ordinary farmer in Houluotou Village, Guantao County, Hebei Province. He came into contact with golden cicada breeding by chance 10 years ago.

Jin Cicada is also called "Knowledge Monkey". It is rich in high protein, high nutritional value, and has a certain medicinal value. Zhang Qiaowu, who has been in the clothing business, was keenly aware at that time that breeding golden cicadas is a feasible way to get rich.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Qiaowu, a villager in Houluotou Village, Guantao County, Hebei Province

  At that time, many people in the family and people in the village did not support it, thinking that this thing (Jin Cicada) was unsuccessful in raising it.

I relied on my persistence. The method was wrong in the beginning.

  [Explanation] A few days ago, the reporter met Zhang Qiaowu who was busy in a willow forest where golden cicadas were cultivated in Guantao County.

Zhang Qiaowu said that because he had no experience in breeding golden cicadas, he took a lot of detours in the first two years. It was not until 2012 that he successfully hatched golden cicada larvae, cicada ants, using the natural "knowing monkey".

  [Concurrent] Zhang Qiaowu, a villager in Houluotou Village, Guantao County, Hebei Province

  (I) later discovered that ants and mice are particularly harmful to golden cicadas (cicada ants), and I began to look for ways to rectify them. Now I have eliminated these two natural enemies that eat golden cicadas (cicada ants), and now the output has also increased. .

  [Explanation] According to Zhang Qiaowu, the breeding cycle of golden cicadas is 2 to 3 years. The cicada ants are scattered under the tree, and the benefits begin to be seen in the third year.

It's midsummer, and this is the season when the golden cicada breaks out of the ground. When night falls, Zhang Qiaowu uses a flashlight to catch the golden cicada.

After 10 years of development, Zhang Qiaowu’s golden cicada farming scale has now grown to more than 200 acres, with an annual comprehensive income of more than 1 million yuan.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Qiaowu, a villager in Houluotou Village, Guantao County, Hebei Province

  Now that the market is in short supply, (I) plan to continue to expand the scale. Next year, I plan to expand 120 acres and then carry out breeding to meet market demand.

The Golden Cicada Eating Contest continues to be held every year to expand its popularity. This year is already the third Golden Cicada Eating Contest, which has been held particularly well and successfully.

  [Explanation] After becoming rich, Zhang Qiaowu did not forget the folks. He took the initiative to teach everyone the techniques of egg-picking and golden cicada breeding, and the purchase and distribution of egg-branches.

Under his leadership, more than 200 local villagers realized their dream of getting rich by breeding golden cicadas.

  [Interview] Wang Gaili, a villager in Zhongmagu Village, Guantao County, Hebei Province

  I used to do odd jobs. I planted a few acres of land at home, and I didn’t earn much in a year.

Since 2017, I started to breed golden cicadas, and I have raised 14 hectares, and the annual income per acre is about 10,000 yuan. Generally speaking, I am busy with this ten acres of land. When I am busy, I hire part-time workers in the village. Now the income is high. , The quality of life is also high.

  Ai Guangde Guo Jiangpeng reports from Handan, Hebei

Editor in charge: [Li Ji]