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China: Typhoons cause 50% loss of melons

"As everyone knows, Hainan is an excellent location for the cultivation of melon varieties. But due to the effects of typhoons, 50% less melons were produced on the whole compared to the same period last year. The production of melons in sandy regions was reduced even further. As a result, the average market price has gone up by an average of 30%," says Mr. Wang Zhong of Xinjiang Yufeng Cultivation.

Supplying over 20 types of superior melon seeds
"We have 12.3 hectares of greenhouses for melon cultivation in Xinlong village near Dongfang city in Hainan. Here we grow more than 20 melon varieties, like the Hainan Honey Melon, the Black Jade and others. The orchard includes a display centre for seed cultivation and a cultivation base for commercialised products. In China, we mainly sell to the premium supermarkets of Hainan, Shandong, Guangxi and other regions. Outside China, we sell to Southeast Asia, and countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar."

Greenhouse reinforcement against typhoons 
"Typhoons occur every year on Hainan and have catastrophic results for the melon greenhouses. Cultivators are continuously looking for ways to respond to the threat, yet the efficiency of the methods is often minimal. For example, typhoons destroyed many melon greenhouses this year, which also destroyed a lot of the melons inside. For that reason, we fortified the greenhouses before the typhoon came and effectively carried out a measure that saved the crops. The losses were limited to the absolute minimum."

"For many years in the past, this company has conceptualised the progress of knowledge in the industry and shared experience. We have cooperated with partners in the industry and have done what we could to drive the development of the industry forward. This way more and more people understand the process of breeding and cultivating melons."

Yu Zhong
Xinjiang Yufeng Cultivation
Public number: Hainan Zhongzi Ge
Telephone: +86 1888 9115 000

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