On September 1st of 2019, Chen Xuegeng, an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the members of the Cotton Mechanization Expert Team of China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs visited the Runnong Grain and Cotton Planting Cooperative and the Cotton Seed Farm in Nangong City. The experts inspected in cotton field the planting density, plant height, number of fruit branches, boll number per plant and the measures of field management. Prof. Geng Junyi, on behalf of the project team, explained the variety’s characteristics, the simplified management technique, the adaptability to farm machinery and the growth vigour. Academician Chen gave full affirmation of the variety, cultivation technique, integration of machinery and agronomy, especially the current growing condition and yield potential, and put forward suggestions and guiding opinions for the soil preparation, the seeding and fertilizer application, the standard of mulching, the collection of used film and the selection for farm machinery.
The activities were participated by the General Station of the Agricultural Mechanization Extension of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Expert Team of Cotton Mechanization of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Bureau of Farm Machinery of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Hebei Province, Cotton Institute of Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, the General Station of Agricultural Mechanization Extension of Hebei Province, the General Station of Agricultural Mechanization Extension of Shandong Province, the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Xingtai City, the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Nangong City, and some cotton growers.