At the beginning of November, the sixth season of cocoon in Gao County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province was called cocoon harvest. “This year’s income has increased by more than 10,000 yuan compared with last year. The number of small silkworms has increased. The price of cocoons is basically OK”. Six seasons of cocoons have just been sold out. Du yunqiong, a villager from Gao County, told the reporters happily.
In recent years, with the support of the government and led by leading enterprises, the area of mulberry garden in Gao County has been expanding, and more and more farmers are raising silkworms. With the purchase of cocoon in the sixth season, the income of cocoon fund of Gao County is expected to exceed 400 million yuan this year. Liu Ling, head of Gao County sericulture station, told the reporters that 210,000 cocoons were planted in the whole county this year, and now the sixth season cocoons are being purchased. The cocoon production is expected to increase by more than 500,000 kg compared with last year, reaching 9 million kg.