China: New tomato varieties ready for harvest at High-tech Zone

Recently, two new varieties of tomatoes, namely Xueshanguo and Xueshanlinglong Fruit, cultivated and planted by a plant factory in Urumqi High-tech Zone in Xinjiang (China) are fully ripe.

These new and ripe tomatoes are cultivated without soil, using cocopeat as the substrate, which effectively improves the situation that the tomato roots are easily invaded by pathogens under normal cultivation conditions.

Mr. Ma Zhiqiao, deputy general manager of Xinjiang High-tech Plant Factory, said that the new tomatoes were transplanted in August this year and began to harvest in November. During this period, with bumblebee pollination and physical insect control techniques, they can maintain green and healthy crops to a greater extent than traditional planting methods.

Mr. Ma said that the company and Xinjiang Laiwo Technology have cooperated to build a smart greenhouse for cultivating new tomato varieties using the advantages of the polymer functional film industry. The output is expected to reach 40-50 kg per m2 per growing season and 4500 tons per hectare. In the future, modern agriculture will be promoted throughout Xinjiang, helping local people to increase their income.

Source: www.xj.xinhuanet.com


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