To expand the popularity of high oleic acid peanut varieties and prolong the industrial chain of high oleic acid peanut production, incorporated with the collaborative project between HAAFS and Hengshui City, the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops recently organized the field training on agricultural structure adjustment and high oleic acid peanut cultivation in Caozhuang Village of Wangjun Township, Zaoqiang County, Hengshui City. Vice President Zhang Jianjun attended and addressed the meeting. Over 100 people participated, including the relevant leaders from HAAFS departments and the hosting institute as well as Zaoqiang County, representatives of peanut processing enterprises and peanut growers in Zaoqiang County.
Deputy Chief Chen Guozhu of Zaoqiang County welcomed the participants, at the same time, introduced the production of high oleic acid peanut in the county, and expressed his hope for enlarging the planting area under the guidance of experts from the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops to speed up the local planting structure adjustment.
Vice President Zhang Jianjun delivered an important speech at the meeting. He said, the development of high oleic acid peanut production will play a catalytic role for strengthening the peanut industry in Zaoqiang County, increasing the farmers’ income and improving the efficiency of local agriculture. HAAFS will, as always, cooperate with the local government in peanut science, technology and innovation and in demonstration and technical training of high oleic acid related green production technologies. He also hopes that this meeting will help to increase the planting area of high oleic acid varieties in the county, so as to set a solid foundation for the fast development of the industry for high oleic acid peanut in Zaoqiang County and even Hengshui City.
Prof. Li Yurong and Prof. Song Yahui of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops provided training, respectively, on the characteristics, healthcare functions and green production technologies of high oleic acid peanuts.
This meeting will surely produce boosting effect in the county’s peanut industry development, increase the overall benefit of peanut industry, promote the agricultural structure adjustment and enhance the cooperation between HAAFS and Hengshui City.