In order to promote the sound development of sweet potato industry in Hebei province, reduce input in production and assist the adjustment of crop structure, the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops organized in Jinzhou city the new sweet potato variety tasting and simplified cultivation technology training on Sep. 20 of 2019. Member of HAAFS leading group and Vice President Sun Shigang attended the meeting and delivered speech. Director Wang Guoyin of HAAFS research commercialization division, Director Li Lianxi of Crop Production Administration of Hebei Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Vice Director Sun Liyong of Rural Affairs of Hebei Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Chairman Sun Yueming of Hebei Agriculture Industry Association, and representatives from the General Station of Hebei Provincial Agriculture Technology Promotion, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Bureau of Jinzhou City, Jinzhou Bureau of Science and Technology, the Sweet Potato Planting Cooperative, sweet potato nurseries, seed potato dealers and reporters over 120 people were presented. Director Li Yan of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops chaired the meeting.
Vice President Sun Shigang stressed that Dongxiu village of Jinzhou city is the nursery and distribution center of sweet potato seedlings in Hebei province, is also the demonstration base of our research achievements. The local government attaches great importance to the development of sweet potato industry and it plays an important role in the planting structure adjustment and farmers’ income increase.
Director Li Lianxi expressed his sincere congratulations to the training and pointed out that Hebei Province is deepening the agricultural supply-side reform and accelerate the crop structure adjustment. Sweet potato becomes the sunrise industry among the agricultural industries in Hebei Province owing to its strong stress resistance, wide adaptability, high production potential and obvious characteristics of output increasing.
Vice Director Sun Liyong noted that the Department of Science and Technology of Hebei aimed at the existing problems of sweet potato industry to provide funding for joint efforts of developing green production technologies and products, assisting the high quality development of sweet potato industry.
This meeting also invited the virus management post expert Prof. Zhang Zhenchen and the water management post expert Prof. Liu Qing of the National Sweet Potato Industry Technical System, and they, separately, gave presentations themed as The Recognition and Control of Sweet Potato Important Pests and Virus Diseases and The Drop Irrigation Technology with Fertigation beneath Soil Mulching. The training also provided new variety tasting and new seedling transplanting machinery show, that will boost the development of sweet potato industry, promote the combination of research and production and accelerate the transformation of research achievements into productivity.
Hebei TV, Hebei Science and Technology News and Jinzhou TV made follow-up report to this event.