Recently, workers packed the potatoes they just dug out and put them into boxes in the A’tu Base of Ruhao Village, Qiaojian Town, Long’an County before sending them to be marketed in the stores and supermarkets of northeast China.
It is understood that according to the measurement of the acceptance group composed of experts in agricultural technology, soil fertilizer and plant protection in Nanning and Long’an County, the yield of winter potatoes per mu in this plot could reach 2,900 kg. The sales volume per mu could be 10,440 yuan according to the purchasing price of 3.6 yuan per kilogram. However, the planting cost of potatoes per mu was lower than 3,000 yuan because a mode of entire mechanization plus manual assistance was adopted for this plot and, as a result, the profit could be quite good. At present, the production of autumn and winter crops in Nanning has entered the closing phase. According to statistics, the planting area of autumn and winter vegetables is 2.018 million mu and that of winter crops (such as potatoes) is 86,100 mu. Most of the agricultural products were sold to the northern part of the country, which contributed positively to the increase of peasants’ income.