Villager plants 'floating rice' in Guizhou fishpond

2021-09-07 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Lu Xiangrong, a Chongyi villager, contracted a 20-mu (about 1.34 hectares) pond to breed freshwater fish in Wang Ling Village of Rongjiang County.

In order to purify the pond water, he successfully grew "floating rice" in 2021.

Lu grew the rice on rafts made of plastic basins, floating across the surface of the fishpond.

This method not only absorbs the tailwater discharged during fish farming, but also reduces the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides since no fertilizer is needed to breed rice.

According to Lu, the yield of floating rice could reach up to 500 kg per mu (about 0.067 hectare) this year.

Lu's successful experience in growing "floating rice" will be promoted across Rongjiang County.


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