In late April, more than 1,000 acres of mulberry trees were planted in Yaoai Village, Maolan Town, Libo County Connected into a “mulberry sea”, at a glance, the mulberry trees are growing gratifyingly, with luxuriant branches and leaves. Although the mulberry tree is not tall, the mulberry leaves are as big as the others. In the vast “mulberry sea”, farmers The mulberry leaf picking work is carried out in an orderly manner. The fresh mulberry leaves are packed in woven bags one by one and transported to the silkworm room for later use.
Recently, the first batch of silkworms in Yaoai Village have spun silk The cocoons are plump and white, neatly arranged in square clusters. The rows of square clusters in the silkworm house contain not only the fruits of the farmers’ labor throughout the spring, but also the hope of the new year.
After the cocoon silk spinning “bulges”, farmers will Pick off the cocoons one by one in clusters. Don’t discard the small yellow ones or the soft ones. Only the white and fat ones are left. Such cocoons are the best and can be sold when merchants come to collect them. Offer a good price.
Farmer Yu Youfu said: “The first batch of silkworm cocoons this year It has matured. In the past two days, businessmen from Guiyang, Liuzhou, Jinchengjiang and other places have come to collect it. My family raised the first batch of 4 baskets, weighing more than 260 kilograms. The price this year is good, 30 yuan per kilogram, and it has been sold. 7,800 yuan. It is expected to raise more than ten batches throughout the year and earn more than 100,000 yuan.”
Farmer Ou Yubo said: “I raised the first batch of silkworms this year. I bought 6 baskets of larvae for 80 yuan each, and finally got more than 390 kilograms of cocoons. Because my cocoons were of good quality, I paid a few cents more per kilogram than others. I finally sold them for 12,000 yuan. I adopted a ‘stepped’ breeding model. , the second batch of silkworms is already four years old and will spin silk again in a few days.”
Wei Shuangsha, deputy director of the village committee, introduced that a batch of silkworms start from larvae and start to spin silk when they reach the fifth instar. At this time, it is necessary to manually pick up the silkworms and put the silkworms one by one into the square. In the grid clusters, square clusters are hung up, so that the cocoons raised in this way are distinct and will not be contaminated by silkworm feces. They are clean and white. The whiter and larger the cocoons, the higher the price. In recent years, the price of silkworms has been good. It takes more than ten days to raise a batch of silkworms for six to seven thousand yuan. Now more and more people are willing to raise silkworms.
It is understood that the silkworm production in Yaoai Village has been developed since 2005. With a history of 18 years, it is one of the areas that actively responds to the national implementation of the “Eastern Mulberry Moving to the West” project. In recent years, with the strong support of party committees and governments at all levels, large planting households have been supported, and more and more farmers have Joining the “big family” of mulberry silkworms, the mulberry planting area has been further expanded. At present, the mulberry garden in Yaoai Village covers an area of more than 1,000 acres. There are more than 60 households growing mulberry and raising silkworms in the village, and the annual output value exceeds 2 million yuan.