- Sweetpotato Nutrition and Fertilization Techniques Seminar and Field Experiment Observation of National Sweetpotato Industry Technology System Held in Nanjing
Sweetpotato Nutrition and Fertilization Techniques Seminar and field experiment observation of National Sweetpotato Industry Technology System were held in Nanjing from September 23 to 26, 2010. These activities were aimed at improving the sweetpotato nutrition and fertilization use techniques and advancing the sweetpotato cultivation technology.The seminar is hosted by the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment of JAAS, coordinated by Nanjing Test Station of Sweetpotato Industry Technology System and the Special Committee of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization of Jiangsu Society of Soil Sciences. The attendants of this seminar included Director Zhang Liming from soil cultivation research laboratory of National Sweetpotato Industry Technology System and 38 experts, test station directors and other members.
The seminar invited in particular Prof. Lu Jianwei, expert of soil and fertilizers of National Oilseed Rape Industry Technology System and professor of Central China Agriculture University, Prof. Xu Yangchun, expert of soil and fertilizers of National Pear Industry Technology System and professor of Nanjing Agriculture University, and another 10 experts of soil and fertilizers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, agriculture universities and provincial academies of agricultural sciences.Zhou Weixing, secretary of the Party branch of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, accompanied the attendants to inspect the tests of high-yield tidal flat sweetpotato production techniques in the Yellow Sea original seeds farm in Dongtai, Jiangsu. The tests include salt tolerance, variety screening, cultivation model, fertilizer effect, etc. Xu Hongbing introduced the basic situation and objectives of Luhe research station. The attendants there observed the tests of long-term located fertilization, potassium fertilizer and special fertilizer.Sweetpotato Nutrition and Fertilization Techniques Seminar was anchored by Zhang Yongchun, professor of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment and expert of plant nutrition and fertilization techniques of National Sweetpotato Industry Technology System. Deputy Director of the Scientific Research Department, Huan Honghua made an introduction of JAAS and delivered a welcome speech. Professor Zhang Mingqing from Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences made a report "Sweetpotato Fertilization Index System in Fujian Province". Professor Zhang Yongchun reported the research plan of sweetpotato nutrition and fertilization.This seminar distinguished itself as experts of different technology systems been invited to discuss and observe experiments. They carried out in-depth discussions on actual tasks on sweetpotato nutrition and fertilization and put forward constructive suggestions on long-term located fertilization.