On August 31 of 2020, the Institute of Millet organized the on-site meeting of the high efficient planting pattern ‘oilseed rape + millet’ at Yangtun Village of Anping County, the area of rural revitalization demonstration. Vice President Zhang Jianjun attended and addressed the meeting. Deputy County Chief Cui Changyou and the members of the demonstration base inspection team from HAAFS attended the activities.
Vice President Zhang Jianjun pointed out at his speech, the ‘oilseed rape + millet’ is a high efficient planting pattern of saving water and fertilizer, worthy of vigorous promotion in the future. He hoped the people in extension would summarize the experience and strive to achieve higher yield and better benefit next year.
The rural revitalization demonstration area of Anping County belongs to the seasonal fallow region with yearly cultivation of more than 30 thousand mu oilseed rape after the planting structure adjustment. Choosing the high efficient following crop had been the key technical problem. At the spring time of 2020, Vice President Zhang Jianjun led the scientists to Anping exploring the proper solution. The Institute of Millet responded actively and set up 1000 mu demonstration field of the new millet variety Jizajinmiao 1. The variety is early mature, herbicide resistant, suitable for mechanized harvesting and good taste. This year’s expecting millet yield may reach to 300-400 kg/mu with the value of 1700-2300 Yuan RMB/mu (calculate according to the current market price 5.8 Yuan/kg), which was highly affirmed by Deputy County Chief Cui Changyou and the local farmers.
More than 70 people attended the meeting including leaders of Anping Bureau of Agricultural and Rural Affairs and Anping Township, representatives and farmers of 8 villages in the demonstration area, leaders and experts of Millet Institute, Institute of Dryland Farming and Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment.