October 10 to 11, 2019, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the former president of Nanjing Agricultural University Prof. Ge Junyi and his delegation made work observation in Shijiazhuang. They visited the ten-thousand-mu soybean demonstration field established in Gaocheng District of Shijiazhaung City, examined the implementation of the project “The basic population construction of the soybean germplasm gene bank and the creating of new elite germplasms” and the project “Developing new soybean varieties with high quality, high yield and wide adaptability to Huang-Huai-Hai region”.
Gaocheng district, relying on the technologies of the National and Provincial Soybean Industrial Technology Systems and the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops of HAAFS, established 30 thousand mu of high quality high yield soybean production demonstration base with an influencing area of 300 thousand mu. According to the experts’ on-the-spot harvest and measurement, the mean yield was 275.6 kg/mu, remarkably higher than the normal production level. Especially the variety Jidou 12 of 1120 mu, the mean yield 311.5 kg/mu, one more time, broke the yield record of 300 kg/mu in large-scale cultivation.
The project “The basic population construction of the soybean germplasm gene bank and the creating of new elite germplasms”, by using ms1 male nuclear sterile gene, formed the population of germplasm gene bank and solved the problem of narrow genetic basis in soybean breeding. At present, the project has finished the third round of import to more than 2700 germplam collected from 27 provinces and municipal cities, that has been highly spoken by Academician Ge.
The national key R&D project “Developing new soybean varieties with high quality, high yield and wide adaptability to Huang-Huai-Hai region”, to meet the needs of planting system adjustment and the production pattern of whole process mechanization, through the cooperation with Gaocheng Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, carried out the selection and tests of soybean new varieties with high quality, high yield, multi-resistance and tolerance to high density, and acquired good effect. Academician Ge fully affirmed the practice of joint implementing research projects with the local governments in the main production areas.
Vice President Zhang Jianjun of HAAFS met with Academician Ge and his delegation. Principals and relevant experts of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops accompanied the activities.