On June 25th, the Director of Dryland Farming Institute Pang zhaojin led a team to Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan and visited Academician Fu Tingdong and held talks with him on research cooperation.
Pang Zhaojin reported to Academician Fu and his team members on the oil seed rape cultivation and research situation in Hebei Province. Academician Fu introduced to the Hebei delegation about their research and achievements. According to Academician Fu, over the years, Huazhong Agricultural University has developed more than 60 varieties of oil seed rape, ranking first in the country, with an annual promotion area of more than 10 million mu. Two of the top 10 rapeseed varieties promoted nationwide are bred by Fu’s team. The university has also established a number of national platforms under the supports of the MOA, MOST, MOE and NDRC. Academician Fu is very interested in the rapeseed cultivation in the groundwater restricted exploitation area of Hebei Province, and made detailed arrangements for the introduction of 10 drought-tolerant varieties for the field trail in Hebei and the joint research on different rapeseed planting patterns and forage rapeseed. The two sides also discussed about the establishment of the Achievements Transformation Base of the National Rape Engineering Technology Research Center, and agreed to organize the open ceremony during the return-visit of Academician Fu in the near future. At the end of the meeting, Director Pang Zhaojin, on behalf of the Dryland Farming Institute, issued to Academician Fu the letter of appointment for honorary expert.