China: Xinjiang farmers make desert mushrooms bloom

Tumushuke city in the Third Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), has been seeking benefits from the desert and has achieved significant results.

Thanks to the abundant local solar thermal resources, the city has been developing desert facility agriculture since the beginning of this year. Currently, a large field of vegetable and mushroom greenhouses has been established in the desert.

With an investment of 103 million yuan($14.46 million) by Xinjiang Nongfa Group Co., Ltd. in 2022, currently, more than 100 greenhouses have been put into operation. The agriculture park has formed an integrated system that includes mushroom stem production, mushroom cultivation, product processing, and market sales.

Each greenhouse is equipped with photovoltaic devices on its roof and inside rows of mushroom racks with water spray equipment. The ground is covered with cooling drip irrigation belts.


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