March 19, the entrusted assessment by the third party was made for the project achievements of variety selection of forage triticale and sorghum-sudangrass hybrid and the establishment and utilization of their production technology system, completed by the Institute of Dryland Farming. The meeting was organized by Chinese Agricultural Association and the panel was composed of Academician Yin Yulong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, working in Institute of Subtropical Agriculture of CAS, as the group leader; Prof. Bai Shiqie from Sichuan Academy of Grassland Sciences as deputy group leader, and experts from Nanjing Agricultural University, Northeast Agricultural University, National Station of Animal Husbandry and Beijing Agricultural College as group members. After listened to the report by the project team leader, the panel members reached the consensus about the final evaluation conclusion as follows:
The project aims at the demand for high quality forage grass in north herbivorous stock raising areas, on condition of using winter vacant field and dry saline and alkaline land, with 16 years of persistence, established the variety selection and production technology system of forage triticale and sorghum-sudangrass hybrid. Generally speaking, the research achievement reached the leading level of its kind in China and the germplam creation of awnless low wax forage triticale and the selection of sorghum-sudangrass hybrid reached the international advanced level.