A New Pattern for Improving Degraded Phyllostachys violascens Forests
Zhou Jumin1, Yang Hong2, Shao Xiangjun1, Zhang Youzhen1, Shen Zhenming1
1. Lin'an Agriculture and Forestry Technology Extension Center, Lin'an 311300, Zhejiang, China; 2. College of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Lin'an 311300, Zhejiang, China
Abstract：Zhejiang is the key province for bamboo production in China, and the bamboo shoot industry has been one of the economic pillar of Lin'an, the typical mountainous area. The Phyllostachys violascens shoot industry is the important part of local rural economy. As the winter ground mulching technology has been extended, the Ph. praecox shoot industry has been the main income sources of farmers. But due to over-fertilization, improper mulching and other factors, Ph. violascens forests have been degraded to different extent, which seriously affects the income increase of farmers. Therefore, it is imperatively needed to find a solution. Guangming Village under Yuqian Township, Lin'an, has preliminarily explored a feasible pattern for improving the degraded Ph. violascens forests, which could be extended to some extent. The paper described in detail the specific practices adopted in Guangming Village to improve the degraded Ph. violascens forests, including land transfer, alternative crop selection, village corporation setup, innovative corporation management, etc., and analyzed the advantages and existing problems of the pattern, with the expectation to provide the references to other regions with the similar condition.