August 29 to August 30 of 2020, the summary meeting of the national key R&D program ‘The Integrated Research and Demonstration of Fertilizer and Pesticide Reduction Technology for Winter Wheat Cultivation in Huang-Huai-Hai Region’ was held in Baoding, Hebei. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Ma Ping, director of Plant Protection Institute of HAAFS. Director Li Shibao of Supervision Department of Development Center for Science and Technology, MARA, Vice President Zhang Jianjun of HAAFS, Director General Chen Wanquan of China Plant Protection Society, and Director Lu Chuantao of Plant Protection Institute of Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences attended the meeting.
Vice President Zhang Jianjun firstly congratulated on the opening of the meeting and welcomed the participants on behalf of Hebei Academy. He hoped this meeting would provide the chance for the projects implementing units to summarize their achievements and find out shortcomings so that to promote the sound completion of the research tasks at the end of this year. Director Li Shibao put forward specific requirements, from the view of project management, on the upcoming project acceptance work.
Prof. Lu Chuantao, the chief scientist of the program, chaired the report session. The leaders of 2 universal projects and 6 regional projects reported respective on their yearly research contents, the achievements since the beginning of the projects, the completion of the tasks, the use of funds and the existing problems during implementation. The advisory experts provided suggestions for the improvement of each project besides the affirmation to the achievements. Prof. Lu Chuantao gave full recognition to the progresses achieved by the projects and pointed out, at the same time, the existing problems and shortcomings. He stressed that all project implementing units should pay attention to the designed objectives, tasks and the assessment indicators of the undertaking project while making summary and wished them to achieve good results in the performance evaluation.
This meeting was sponsored by the program host Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and organized by the projects undertaker Plant Protection Institute of Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences. Nearly 100 people attended the meeting. The participants included the leaders of the projects implementing units and key members of the projects. Prof. Zhang Yuting of Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Wang Xifeng of the Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS and Prof. Liu Mentchao of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, HAAFS were invited to attend as advisory experts.