What is 'Right from Nature of Wando'?
Wando-gun has developed the brand naming called 'Right from Nature of Rando' as an eco-friendly brand for resolving distrust of consumers on eco-friendly agricultural goods and improving the image of agricultural, livestock and fisheries foods, and has been promoting the safety of agricultural goods from Wando. The agricultural technology center is putting efforts to increase the incomes to farming families within the region by producing eco-friendly agricultural goods using bio-functional water and effective microorganisms and seeking for detailed measures such as fostering regional specialized crops.
To verify the agricultural effect of introducing bio-functional water, the agricultural technology center has implemented the agricultural effectiveness verification experiment using bio-functional water on various crops such as lettuce, green pepper, grape, shiitake mushroom and cherry tomato.
Effectiveness of Bio-Functional Water?
Bio-functional water is cellular immunity activated water that can increase the cellular activation using water passed through bio-functional water generator. Based on the assumption that consistent watering of bio-functional water can promote growth of crops and prevent diseases and pests, verification experiments are being conducted on various crops.
As a result, the hardness and number of leaves increased 16.1% and 7.7% respectively and occurrence of diseases and pest decreased 22.2% compared to ordinary water in lettuce.
Why are effective microorganisms important?
Effective microorganisms are known to prevent abuse of chemical fertilizers and organically synthesized pesticides as an alternative of low cost and high profit agriculture that can strengthen eco-friendly organic agriculture, increase the density of microorganisms in soil and recover the ecosystem of soil to promote growth of crops, increase the immunity to diseases and pests and increase the marketability of fruits.
What is regional specialized crop fostering?
Wando-gun has discovered profitable crops by region, built regional complexes of fostering crops, secured price competitiveness by increasing the scale, and to increase the profits to farming villages by developing into representative crops of the region, has kick-started in fostering regional specialized crops.
In particular, loquat, fostered as regional specialized crop, is laying the foundation as high profit crop after 120 farms producing and selling nationwide around 50 tons of loquat fruits annually from land area of 70 ha. Also, farmers are striving to achieve the goal of generating 10 billion profit related with loquat by 2020. Also, Bujihwa tangerine that has been grown since 2001, is famous as gifts.
Around 508 tons of cherry tomatos are being produced annually, and facility grapes and outdoor grapes are harvested in late July and late August respectively, that are directly marketed to tourists visiting Wando in summer season.
What are the Measures to Climate Change?
To overcome the crisis in agricultural sector from climate change and to accomplish the development goal in agriculture and livestock industries right from the nature of Wando, the county has put in place various measures. First, it has installed subtropical fruit tree verification experiment site to test the regional adaptation of subtropical trees such as coffee trees and olive trees, and based on the result, it is planning to implement demonstrative business to foster as a new income source to farms. It is planning to continue to test the adaptation of subtropical crops such as apple mango, passionfruit and artichoke.