Agriculture could not only be seen as an industry depending on weather changes for growing crops, but also be seen as a science with actuarial calculation. The yield, cost and profit rate – all of them can be measured. However, as for planting, Pan, Chin-min chooses the one and only measurement which is the philosophy of the golden middle way with a clear conscience before God. He works on the principle that planting relies on nature without over plundering the nature. He applies actuarial science and tenderly provides the environmental condition corresponding to the wind, rain, sunlight and soil texture of The Formosa.
It goes back to the original relationship between natural resources and agriculture. He wants to make the jujube with its unique flavor differing from year to year akin to the wine through a range of different years.
There is an unnoticeable well-known brand in the orchard of Pan, Chin-min. Treasure, the name of the top variety of jujube, is barely for sale on the market. It is also a relatively vulnerable variety and strictly picky about the growing environment. He dares to plant treasure, which means he has the confidence in his profession and puts the extraordinary practice in it. There is no turning back on the road. After inheriting a land from his father, he starts from zero and takes the course of production and marketing group and gain experience from other farmhouses. He explores and learns from difficulties. Only when you go through the ups and down will you witness the beauty of the green harvest.
Pruning in the spring is to let the land rest.
There are no special techniques. All you have to do is wait. It takes the most valuable time for the farmer and the land to wait for the microbes to help the nature to recycle the environment and wait for the nutrients to be absorbed through the roots.
Pruning is not only for the harvest of the year, but also for the endless growth of the nature. Summer is the time for propagation. Our land lives with the grass. We refuse to use the chemical herbicide to prevent it from causing any harm to the land.
Besides, we produce high-cost organic fertilizer and illuminate our produce to adjust the harvest season.
Fruit setting is implemented in the autumn. With the meticulous protection by the net scaffolding, there is no need to worry about insect pests. We diagnose plant nutrient and fertilize the produce until the harvest of winter comes. It is the most satisfying moment for the jujube farmers. All of the sweat of hard work pays off and it turns into the excitement across their faces.