222nd Regiment: Nearly 8,000 mu of seed melon start to be sowed
FUKANG, May 6 (Huyangnet) -- On April 26, in a field of the 6th Company of the222nd Regiment of the 12th Division of XPCC, dozens of employees were busy planting melons marking the start of planting work of nearly 8,000 mu of seed melon of the regiment this year.
Zhu Jiandi, an employee of the 6th Company of the group, started planting on the afternoon of that day. Last year, Zhu planted 5 mu of seed melon, of which the yield has reached 21 kg per mu, providing her with a net profit of 30,000 yuan.
Zhu said: "The benefits of seed melon production are relatively stable, and the main field management is from April to July, so I planted another 4 mu this year."
Located on the northern slope of Tianshan Mountain, the 222nd Regiment has natural advantages. It is the largest seed melon planting base in northern Xinjiang.
Over the years, the regiment has formed a stable "order + farmer" planting model. In recent years, the planting area of seed melon has been continuously expanded, which has increased from more than 6,000 mu in 2021 to nearly 8,000 mu this year.
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