At the invitation of the Institute of Industrial Crops of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), Dr. Yan Weikai, chief expert of oats of Canadian Ministry of Agriculture, senior scientist and inventor of GGEbiplot software, visited JAAS on September 21, 2011.
On the morning, Dr. Yan gave a lecture GGEbiplot and Regional Crop Trials Data Analysis, in which he centered on multi-site tests and regional crop trials data analyses and detailed the principle, development and application of GGEbiplot software. Meanwhile, he emphasized and demonstrated the efficient, easy and scientific application of GGEbiplot in regional crop trails data analysis.
On the afternoon, Dr. Yan attended China National Symposium of Cotton Regional Crop Trials Data Analysis, hosted by National Agriculture Technology Extension & Service Center and undertaken by JAAS. More than 20 representatives from National Agriculture Technology Extension & Service Center, the Institute of Cotton Breeding and the Institute of rice breeding of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University and Jiangsu Seed Administration Station were invited to the meeting. Director Qi Cunkou and Deputy Directors Ni Wanchao and Zhang Jiefu, as well as other scientists and technicians of the Institute of Industrial Crops attended the symposium. Extensive discussions were held among the attendants on mode selection in regional crop trails data analysis, diagnosis and treatment of outliers, regional trails data conjoint analysis, regional trails varieties ecological adaptability and extension area division, etc.