New oasis (2)——Application cases of deserticulture theory

  • TIAN Yuzhao
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2017-02-08

  Revised date: 2017-05-10

  Online published: 2017-08-16


The deserticulture theory by Qian Xuesen is to transform deserts and Gobi deserts into oasis by utilization of advanced science and technology. This theory can be interpreted as"more lighting, less water-using, advanced technology and high profit". The 224 farm of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) on the southwestern fringe of the Taklamakan desert, vineyards in the Gobi deserts of Jiayuguan, farmlands of controlled-environmental agriculture and greenhouses are all demonstrations of the deserticulture theory. Microalgae can be considered as an efficient solar power converter. Microalgae farms constructed in Engebei in Kubuqi desert, Jilantai in Ulanbuh desert and Otog Banner in Mu Us desert are chlorophyll factories. These factories produce high-quality nutriments in deserts. We will follow the path directed by Qian Xuesen and promote the productivity in the new oasis in the future.

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TIAN Yuzhao . New oasis (2)——Application cases of deserticulture theory[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2017 , 35(15) : 84 -90 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2017.15.012


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