Deputy Director Ren Tianzhi of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Prof. Liu Hongbin, chief scientist of Industry (Agriculture) Special Fund Project Non-point Source Pollution Monitoring and Early Warning and Nitrogen and Phosphorus Application Threshold Research in Major Agricultural Areas, Prof. Fan Xianpeng of the Institute of Plant Protection and Soil and Fertilizers of Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Prof. Shi Weiming of Nanjing Institute of Soil Sciences made an academic visit to JAAS on September 22, 2011. Vice President Chang Youhong, Deputy Director Shen Qi of Research Management Division, Director Chang Zhizhou and Deputy Director Zhou Weixing of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment accompanied the visit.
Vice President Chang extended warm welcome and sincere thanks to the guidance and support from the delegation and stressed the importance of cooperation with CAAS (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and peer provincial academies in the monitoring and treatment of agricultural non-point source pollution in Jiangsu Province.
In the morning, Deputy Director Ren listened to the work report of the project, spoke highly of its progress, and presented his suggestions to the trial plan of agricultural non-point source pollution monitoring stations. In the afternoon, he went to Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS) to examine the agricultural non-point source pollution monitoring stations, LASS pig farm as well as livestock and poultry manure processing factory, etc.