On May 27 of 2019, Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops organized the observation tour on water-saving wheat varieties and micro-sprinkling irrigation technology at the demonstration base in Ningjin County, south central of Hebei province. Vice-president of HAAFS Sun Shigang and Vice-governor of Ningjin County Zhang Peng attended the meeting and delivered important speeches. About 140 people, including leaders of departments of HAAFS, leaders from local bureau of agriculture and rural affairs and association of science and technology, wheat growers and seed dealers were presented in the meeting. Director of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops Prof. Li Yan chaired the meeting and introduced the basic information about the demonstration base.
At Louxia demonstration base, Vice-director of Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops Prof. Li Hui introduced to the participants about the characteristics and water-saving mechanism of wheat variety Jimai325 and Jimai418 and showed their significant water-saving effects; Prof. Jia Xiuling recommended the demonstration result of the micro-sprinkling irrigation technology and its attractions to local farmers; Prof. Ji Junjie presented the advantage and adaptability of fertigation equipment with different modes. This year, Jimai 325 accepted only 3 times of micro-sprinkling with 70 m3/mu of irrigation water, and the predicted yield could reach to 629kg /mu, that were highly appreciated by the participants. They also toured the wheat demonstration area with micro-sprinkling irrigation. The demonstration, total area 1800 mu, was jointly established with Longshangxing Land Trust Association and managed under the technological guidance of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops. Influenced by the demonstration, the association members in 85 villages applied this technology. At Longshangxing Association, the participants listened to the introduction made by Cheng Zhijie, the chairman of the association for science and technology, and watched the video showing the development of the association. The activities were reported by Hebei TV, Hebei Daily and Hebei Farmers' Daily.