The fruit and vegetable greenhouses from the Dehu Crop Planting Cooperative in Shuangjie Town, Beichen District in Tianjin have been busy for days, with more than 100 workers rushing to plant watermelon seedlings. The cooperative invested to build fruit and vegetable greenhouses to plant high-end fruits and vegetable products, in order to further improve the level of agricultural facilities and modernization in the town.
In the Dehu Crop Planting Cooperative, Shuangjie Town, brand-new greenhouses have been erected. More than 850 fruit and vegetable greenhouses have been built on 1,100 mu of land (445 ha), all of which have been completed and gradually put into use. Farmers are busy planting crops such as watermelon, melon, and melon.
Dehu Sun, chairman of the Dehu Crop Planting Cooperative, said, it is expected to be able to harvest melons on June 45th, and the melons grown in the greenhouse get ripped early, which is different compared with open-air planted melons. After the melons are harvested, their price is 50% higher than that of open-air planted melons.
In the meantime, with the support from the Department of Water Affairs, the cooperative has started the construction of supporting water irrigation facilities in the greenhouses. They installed irrigation pipes in each shed and changed the traditional way of flooded irrigation in the past. This has truly improved the efficiency of water use and the level of facilities in the greenhouses.
Dehu Sun said, drip irrigation pipes had been installed, which saves 60% of the water compared to the old way in previous years. The pipes also save labor as they are directed through the greenhouse. As long as the tap is opened, the irrigation will start directly.
Source: Northern Web