Rows of fruit trees stand upright in the wind, and their branches are covered with fruit. Right now, an apple orchard in Fengyi Town, Longkou City is full of life. On October 25th, the 2021 "Nongda Humic Acid Cup" China's high-quality agricultural products, challenging the world Guinness event came to Longkou City, Yantai, Shandong again. This is the third consecutive year that the event has entered Yantai. This event is hosted by Shandong TV Station Agricultural Science Channel , National Agricultural Technology Promotion Center, China Humic Acid Industry Association, Shandong Agricultural University, the National 13th Five-Year Key R&D Program "Apple Double Reduction" project team provided technical support, and Shandong Agricultural University Fertilizer Industry Co-organized. The fruit farmers put down their farm work and rushed to hear the news. The activity site was full of people.
Yantai has a long history of apple cultivation and is the earliest place for apple cultivation in China. In 1871, Western apples were introduced into Yantai, which has a history of more than 140 years and is known as the birthplace of modern Chinese apples. The climate and environmental conditions here are very suitable for apple growth, and have been identified by the Ministry of Agriculture as the dominant apple producing area in China. There are many places where apples are grown in Yantai, and Longkou apples are famous for their large size, moderate sweet and sour, sweet and delicious, and high sugar content. In recent years, Longkou City has regarded the high-quality development of the fruit industry as an important starting point for the revitalization of the rural industry. The arrival of the Guinness Challenge has undoubtedly added a strong impetus to the high-quality development of Longkou apples.
At the meeting, Section Chief Sun of the Law Enforcement Team of Longkou Agriculture and Rural Bureau, Wang Jinming, Manager of Qingyanwei Branch of Shandong Agricultural University Fertilizer Industry, and Wang Liang, General Manager of Yantai Letian Economic and Trade Co., Ltd. delivered speeches respectively. The key experiment of humic acid fertilizer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Xin Xianming, senior researcher of the laboratory, announced the selection procedures and criteria.
At the event site, Xi Lianhua, senior agronomist of Shandong Provincial Humic Acid Efficient Utilization Engineering Laboratory, brought a unique agricultural lecture to the majority of fruit farmers, explaining in detail the relevant knowledge of fruit tree fertilization management. The teaching style of the workshop was well received by everyone, and the fruit farmers on the scene were all attentive and listened with great interest. They all said that they had benefited a lot, learned advanced fruit tree management experience, and were full of confidence in apple planting in the coming year.
Subsequently, three authoritative experts conducted a comprehensive selection based on several indicators such as the shape, weight, and sugar content of the apple. In the end, contestant No. 918 won the championship with a single fruit weight of 523 grams, a sugar content of 18.6, an appearance of 97.67, and a total score of 100.573 points. Prizes worth $10,000. In addition, the competition also selected awards such as the largest weight award, the highest sugar content award, the high quality star award and the winner award. On the stage, the award-winning fruit farmers held certificates in their hands and were delighted to talk to each other.
At the end of the event, Meng Wei, the regional manager of Longkou City of Shandong Agricultural University Fertilizer Industry, released the policy of benefiting farmers by one million on the spot, which instantly ignited the enthusiasm of the fruit farmers present, and everyone participated in and actively ordered. According to statistics, about 200 tons of fertilizer were ordered at the event site, and the collection was more than 160,000 yuan, which is still being added later.
This activity has greatly mobilized the enthusiasm of the majority of fruit farmers, added impetus to accelerate the development of modern planting industry, strive to improve the core competitiveness of apple quality, promote the high-quality development of the apple industry in Longkou City, and inject new vitality into the revitalization of rural industries.