Grids for straw squares developed for desertification control(1/6)

2021-04-10Ecns.cnEditor :Cheng Zizhuo – http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2021-04-22/detail-ihakpzkw7142905.shtml

Grids for straw squares are placed to stabilize the ground of the desert at the Zhongwei sand fixing forest farm, northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (China News Service/Yang Zhou)

A new type of grid for straw squares, a net in the shape of brush, were newly developed, a new breakthrough in the desertification control tech, at the Zhongwei sand fixing forest farm. It is able to improve the efficiency of sand control by more than 60 percent and reduce the usual cost by over 10 percent.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.