Recently, the Wax Gourd Challenge Competition was held in the Jinguang Community of Tanluo Town, Xixiangtang District, Nanning City. During the competition, villager Deng Fujian from Qinglin Village won the first prize with a wax gourd weighing 77.8 kg, the “King of Wax Gourd”. It is known that Tanluo Town has planted more than 20,000 mu of black skin wax gourds this year, with a yield of about 4,000 kilograms per mu. Almost 1,500 tons of black skin wax gourds are shipped from Tanluo to Jiangsu, Henan and other areas every day.
It is learned that the good harvest of the wax gourds this year can be attributed to such factors as selling before the peak season, technology support, and the well-selected varieties. Last November, the growing season of wax gourd seedlings, Tanluo Town irregularly organized experts from Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, staff of agricultural technology promotion stations, and experienced wax gourd growers to teach planting techniques face to face in the field. The introduction of new technologies, such as the use of cold-proof film technology, water and fertilizer management, comprehensive pest control, etc., together with the early cultivation and good management, has offered a solid technology guarantee for this year's harvest. Nowadays, the wax gourd has become one of the most important economic crops in Tanluo Town, with thousands of growers there. Going forward, the town will strengthen contact and cooperation with e-commerce, logistics and agricultural enterprises, chambers of commerce and other agriculture-related companies to connect them with growers; it will also strengthen the adjustment of agricultural industrial structure to create business card with agricultural characteristics, develop green ecological agriculture, and speed up the construction of tourism towns with ecological characteristic in an all-round way.