On the afternoon of September 3, 2020, Director Sun Junli of the High and New Technology Office, Department of Science, Technology and Education, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, led a delegation of 6 people to Dishang Experimental Station of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops to inspect and guide the national test for integrated agronomic characters of transgenic soybean and the national region test for soybean varieties. Chen Yingzhi of the National Agricultural Technology Extension and Service Centre, He Zhangfei of the Department Center for Science and Technology, MARA, and some members of the National Soybean Variety Certification Committee are involved in the delegation. Vice President Sun Shigang of HAAFS, Director Li Yan and Vice Director Wang Guiqi of the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops, Vice Director Gao Zongyong of Hebei Provincial General Station for Seed Management and others accompanied on the inspection.
Prof. Yang Chunyan, head of HAAFS soybean research center, reported about the implementation of the national test for integrated agronomic characters of transgenic soybean and introduced the research progress on the breeding of herbicide resistant transgenic soybean cultivar for Huang-Huai-Hai region. The members of the inspection group checked the agronomic characters of the testing varieties at the experiment field. They also visited the high quality soybean production base with 10 thousand mu of Jidou 12 in Gaocheng City. Director Sun Junli fully affirmed our work on research and demonstration and, at the same time, provided guiding suggestions to the breeding of transgenic soybean varieties.