Can traditional breeds of cotton, which are free from genetically modification and chemicals, achieve high yields? HONGYI farm, an CBCGDF eco-site, proved the answer as “yes”.
The old variety upland cotton planted in Hongyi ecological farm produces seeds and bolls. Thanks to the old seed provided by an enthusiastic netizen in Henan Province, this variety grows well in six different sites, with a plant height of 1.5 meters and many flowers. Without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, mulching films, hormones or transgenic seeds, high-quality cotton has been produced and kept well.
Soybean and cotton are the two most genetically modified crop varieties in agriculture. Supported by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), the practice of Hongyi ecological farm for 15 years shows that they can achieve high yield without genetically modification and chemicals. More importantly, the economic and ecological benefits have been greatly improved.