China News Service, Xining, September 23, title: The hinterland of Qaidam Basin in Qinghai welcomes the harvest season

  Author Sun Rui Tang Honghong

  With the golden, nine, silver and ten harvest seasons, along with the joy of harvest, farmers and herdsmen across the country ushered in another harvest festival for Chinese farmers.

The picture shows the harvester harvesting in the wheat field.

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Happy to see the wheat thousand waves

  Ha Shouzhen, a villager in Balian Hexi Farm, Golmud City, Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai Province, also ushered in a bumper wheat harvest this year.

  Ha Shouzhen said: "I planted 11 mu of wheat this year, and the output reached more than 10,000 catties. The weather was good these two days. I cleaned up the wheat, dried it, dried it, packaged it, and waited for it to be sold. Price."

  Ha Shouzhen is a big planter of Hexi Farm in Golmud City.

In 2017, he dug up medlar trees that had been planted for many years and switched to quinoa and wheat.

From the initial trial planting of a few acres of quinoa and wheat, it has expanded to 30 acres and 11 acres.

This year, affected by abundant rain and weather, coupled with careful management and protection, wheat is growing well.

  "The price of wheat this year is around 1 yuan, and my 10,000 catties of wheat can be sold at a good price." Ha Shouzhen said.

  In recent years, Golmud City has "made a fuss" around the land, and has focused on promoting the adjustment of the agricultural industry structure in accordance with the "cooperative + farmer" approach. Based on the planting of medlar, bitter rose and other cash crops, in recent years it has begun to promote the cultivation of high-quality wheat and develop grain Crops give the desert a new lease of life and turn it into rich soil.

The picture shows quinoa grown in the Qaidam Basin.

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The colorful earth bears fruit

  Liu Danzhi, a farmer from Hexi Farm, planted 30 acres of quinoa, red, white, and black quinoa. Against the backdrop of the blue sky and white clouds, he outlined a beautiful picture of the plateau's autumn harvest.

"The quinoa is growing well this year. An acre of land is about 600 catties. If you calculate it at 4 yuan per catty, one acre of land can earn more than 3,000 yuan. The economic benefits are very good. I also planted more than 40 acres of goji berries. Almost last year, 1 catty can sell for more than 20 yuan." Liu Danzhi happily settled accounts for reporters.

  Twenty years ago, Liu Danzhi followed his father to Hexi Farm, and he just started to grow wheat and highland barley crops. In 2011, he started planting wolfberry, breaking a path to enrich the people and the family.

Over the years, the good sales of red goji berries have allowed him to taste the sweetness and accumulate a certain amount of planting experience.

  In recent years, Golmud City has taken the development of the quinoa industry as an important measure to optimize the structure of the agricultural industry and promote the improvement of agricultural quality and efficiency.

In order to broaden the channels for increasing farmers' income and realize the increase of farmers' income, Golmud City further adjusted and optimized the industrial structure, and strived to create new agricultural economic growth points.

The construction of the entire industrial chain for quinoa and other advantageous products has been accelerated, and the planting area of ​​grain crops has been 0.82 million mu.

The picture shows farmers picking wolfberry.

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The wolfberry harvest is busy picking

  Speaking of the picking life for more than a month, the picker at Balian of Golmud Hexi Farm is most impressed by the expert picker Jin Xiaoping from Ya'an, Sichuan. She picked 230 kilograms of fresh fruits a day in this medlar field and became the picking champion.

  "It's my first time to pick wolfberries in Golmud. I can pick more than 230 catties a day. Based on the calculation of one yuan per catty, I can earn more than 270 yuan a day." Jin Xiaoping said while picking wolfberries.

  It is reported that this year's wolfberry picking time is from the end of July to mid-October. The price of wolfberry picking is 1-1.5 yuan per catty, and the daily income of skilled workers can reach 300 yuan.

The employment department of the Human Resources and Social Security of Golmud mobilized local labor brokers through the employment departments of Qinghai Province and Ningxia Human Resources and Social Security to organize surplus labor to pick wolfberries in Golmud.

At present, tens of thousands of pickers from inside and outside Qinghai Province have come to pick wolfberry.

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