In order to promote the demonstration base construction and the cooperation with Handan City, Prof. Li Shunguo and other 3 experts of Millet Institute went to Wuan City on July 6 of 2020 to investigate the progress of base construction, service on millet production technology and other cooperation. The general agronomist Liu Enkui and others of Wuan Bureau of Agricultural and Rural Affairs accompanied on the activities.
Up to now, the millet field trial and demonstration in Wuan base have almost completed. The sowing for selection experiments has finished at the base of Baifu Village of Yicheng Township and the germination rate is satisfactory. Meanwhile, the millet seedlings of test and demonstration in Tonghui Modern Agricultural Park have also emerged. What more, the demonstration of organic fertilizers, water-retaining agents and attracting lights for pests has been successfully arranged in Baifu Village and at Tonghui Park. This time, the proper managements on diseases and pests have been formulated based on the growth of millet seedlings; the instructive opinions on the construction of innovation station and high-quality demonstration base at Tonghui Modern Agricultural Park have been provided; the suggestions on developing intelligent agriculture, cycling agriculture and quality-tracing system were presented.
On the afternoon of July 6, the expert team also visited the millet production base of Guozhuang Village, Sanling Township and made investigation on the growth of Jigu 39, Jigu 45 and Jigu 168. They noticed that the seedlings grow well, the weeding effect is good and the growers are full of confidence on the future development of millet production.