Size of the Base
Ruyang County covers an area of 30 km from the east to the west and 61 km from the north to the south. The geographical coordinates is: east longitude 112 ° 8'-112 ° 38 ', north latitude 33 ° 49'-34 ° 21’. Luli Moxa covers an area of 131.67 square kilometers. The related areas include 6 towns and villages, namely, Chengguan Town, Taoying Town, Baishu Town, Shibapan Village, Neibu Town and Caixiang Village, covering a protected area of 2,000 hectares.
The uncultivated area of Ruyang’s Luli Moxa covers 1,000 hectares and the total planting area is 1,000 hectares with a total production of about 30,000 tons annually.
The soil, atmosphere and water quality in the production areas of Ruyang’s Luli Moxa all meet the quality of pollution-free Chinese herbal medicine production requirements. Under the planting organization of “Cooperative + farmer” and following the standardized planting of Pollution-free Luli Moxa Planting Technics Standardized Guidance, the county’s agricultural department carries our regular safety check to enhance the supervision of the production.
During the vegetation process of Luli Moxa, the planting begins from September to December. About 50 kg farm manure is applied to each mu before planting. Before planting, cut the rhizome into small parts between 10 to 12 cm. There is a distance of about 20 to 30 cm between the planting rows. The distance between the rhizomes is 20 cm. Add water after 7 days of the planting to increase survival rate. After sprouts come out, remember to loosen the soil, hoe up weeds and add farm manure.
Technical services and agricultural promotion departments organize training courses from time to time, to provide farmers with technical training; well-known experts are invited to Ruyang to conduct field technical guidance. Product quality testing equipment are provided. The long-term cooperation with scientific research institutes such as Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences is established to carry out scientific research projects.
In 2015, Beijing TV made an exclusive TV program regarding Ruyang’s Luli Moxa on CIFTIS. Ruyang’s Luli Moxa was named domestic excellent moxa products by State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.