As he studies, he concentrates on scientific research and concentrates on breeding. But in the north, corn is usually cooked every year, and in Hainan, which has a tropical climate, it can reach two seasons from October to early April. In order to speed up the breeding pace, in the autumn of 1994, after the corn matured, Yu Songchang borrowed a sum of money and went to Sanya, Hainan. He rented 13 mu of land at a price of 500 yuan per mu per year and sowed new hopes. Mosquito bites and poisonous snakes are infested. Yu Songchang does not care, putting all his body and mind into the breeding work.
Yu Songchang was not good at talking, but he mentioned that the fine varieties he cultivated were endless. "Before the restrictions of farming time and growth cycle, the types of wheat were not peppers, and the types of peppers were not wheat. When I choose one, I think about whether we can cultivate a new variety and let the land take care of both." In 2017, after repeated trials, Yu Songchang successfully cultivated Yuzhou red pepper. The pepper was planted after wheat harvesting, and the growth cycle was 100 days, which made the high quality, early maturity and high yield perfectly unified. Farmers' economic benefits Doubled. Today, this variety is widely planted in Fangcheng, and the masses affectionately call it "100-day red."
Due to his outstanding contribution in agricultural technology, Yu Songchang has been awarded the honorary title of “National Science Popularization Village Leader”, “Henan Province Labor Model” and “Henan Province Science and Technology Innovation Outstanding Person”.
Today, the 65-year-old Yu Songchang still lives in the “migrant-bird” life of Nanfanbei, and runs between Henan and Hainan.
“Every time a farmer friend gets a bumper harvest with my seeds, it’s my happiest moment to call me to report hi, all the hardships and tiredness are worth it!” he said.
Source: Henan Dailyxx