National Winter Wheat Autumn Sowing Observation and Training, hosted by National Agricultural Technology Extension and Service Center of Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and coordinated by Jiangsu Crop Cultivation Extension Station, the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), Xuzhou Agriculture Commission, Tongshan Agriculture Commission and Jiangsu Baofeng Group, was held in Xuzhou from September 25 to 27, 2011.
Representatives from 14 winter wheat areas nationwide made field observations of JAAS new technology system incorporating straw laying, stubble cleaning, seed sowing and soil pressing. Combined by agricultural machinery and farming techniques, the new technology system tackled the difficulties in precise seeding and wholesome seedling with total straw application. The experts suggested accelerated extension of the research and the technology was recommended to be listed in the major extension programs of MoA in 2012.
Prof. Yang Sijun from JAAS made a report on the research of cultivation techniques of wheat-rice rotation based on total rice straw application and entire mechanization during the training.