On December 2, 2020, the training meeting on peach high efficient cultivation technology jointly organized by the Institute of Dryland Farming and Shenzhou Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was held in Shenzhou City with the participation of over 200 peach growers from 17 local townships.
On the morning, a seminar was organized to discuss the problems encountering in current peach industry development related to cultivation, plant protection and processing. Lectures were given by Prof. Zhang Libin, the chief expert of Hebei Peach Industry System and some scientists of the institute. On the afternoon, a field tour and on-spot training about the winter pruning and soil fertility improving was held at the demonstration base of Ximazhuang Village, Mucun Township, Shenzhou City. This training helped the farmers to further aware of the risks of excessive pursuit of yield with ignoring the product quality and made them better understood the importance of adopting the new technologies and producing high-quality fruits.