On November 18th and 19th, Qian Yonghua, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Sericulture Society, Chief Scientist of the Sericulture Industry Technology System of Shaanxi Province, and Former Vice President of Northwest A&F University, and Su Chao, Director of the National Sericulture Industry Technology System Experimental Station, were in Shiquan Investigate the transformation and upgrading development of the sericulture industry. Zhu Youfeng, a member of the county government party group, and Dong Yongbo, deputy county magistrate, investigated and participated in the discussion.
At the Jiafengbo Sericulture Family Farm in Liangtian Village, Chihe Town, Qian Yonghua asked the owner about the price of silkworm cocoons and breeding income this year, and learned in detail about the development status and existing problems of the sericulture industry in Shiquan County in the past two years. He affirmed the important role played by Shiquan sericulture in stabilizing farmers’ income and spoke highly of Shiquan’s emphasis on the sericulture industry for more than 40 years.
Qian Yonghua pointed out during the survey that the key to rural revitalization lies in industrial revitalization. Shiquan Sericulture must create a replicable, easy-to-operate, and modern sericulture industry production model to allow the new generation of sericulture farmers to fully participate in industrial development. In the future, in the process of building high-standard mulberry gardens, we must fully consider the needs of mechanized operations. We must fully consider the layout of silkworm rooms and the setting of silkworm beds to save farmers effort, time, and ease of operation. We must allow the mulberry gardens to give full play to intercropping during the idle period in autumn and winter. The effect of increasing income is to enhance the comprehensive income per mu.
During the discussion, Zhu Youfeng fully affirmed Northwest A&F University’s hard work in continuously supporting Shiquan’s sericulture industry over the past 35 years. In order to make up for the shortcomings of Shiquan’s sericulture industry, solve various problems in production, and realize the modernization of the sericulture industry, the next step will continue to invite Northwest A&F University, Hohai University, Wuhan University of Technology, and Ankang College to sign a sericulture industry cooperation development framework with Shiquan According to the agreement, all parties will work together to build a sericulture industry development research institute. Shiquan County will provide guarantees in terms of industrial bases, experimental platforms, and working funds to comprehensively promote the transformation and upgrading of Shiquan sericulture.