At present, it is in the winter management and protection period of Xianglushan Tea Garden in Lushan Town, Weining Autonomous County. Local tea farmers have strengthened management and protection, so that tea trees can survive the winter safely, laying a solid foundation for improving the yield and quality of tea.
Weeding and loosening soil
Walking into the Xianglushan Tea Garden, looking around, rows of tea trees are lush, and tea farmers are busy weeding, pruning, fertilizing and loosening the soil, which is a busy scene.
"The annual management and protection is very important for the quality of tea. If the management and protection are not good, the quality and yield of tea will be affected." Sun Jiajun, a technician at Xianglushan Tea Garden, said.
Tea trees are planted, and good tea leaves are managed. In order to maintain the original ecology of tea in Xianglushan Tea Garden, artificial weeding and loosening soil were used in the whole process of management and protection, and organic fertilizer was added to ensure the quality and yield of tea.
Lushan Town has low latitude, high altitude, large temperature difference and mild and humid climate. The average elevation of tea planting base is 2200 meters. Xianglushan Tea Garden has a long history of planting. In recent years, the town has vigorously developed alpine ecological organic tea planting, introduced Guizhou Wusa Roasted Tea Co., Ltd. to operate, created local brand of Wusa Roasted Tea, developed tea cultivation and deep processing, extended the industrial chain, and driven more people to increase their income.
"At present, our Xianglushan tea garden has a total area of more than 800 mu, involving 4 villages. The tea species is pit lobular, which is cold-resistant. The fried tea is more fragrant, with higher concentration and longer growth cycle. " Chen Changbing, head of Xianglushan Tea Garden, said.
Tea garden management and protection can improve the yield and quality of tea, and also solve the problem of some surrounding people working in winter leisure season. From picking to management and protection, Xianglushan Tea Garden continues to drive the surrounding people to work, with a maximum of thousands of workers. In 2023, workers’ wages were paid more than 1.5 million yuan.
"I have been working in the tea garden base for 6 years, responsible for fertilization, tea picking, tea frying, etc., with a monthly salary of 2,400 yuan." Han Meilan, a villager in xinfeng village, said.
In the next step, Xianglushan Tea Garden will practice the idea of ecological priority and green development, rely on the good natural ecological environment, increase the management and protection of tea trees, vigorously develop tea planting and tea-making industries, and rely on industrial revitalization to drive the people to increase their income continuously and steadily, so as to make the tea industry a "Jin Yezi" that is green and rich.