Prof. Liao Boshou, deputy director of the Oil Crops Research Institute(OCRI) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and director of Pest and Disease Control Research Lab of National Peanut Industry & Technology System, inspected Nanjing Peanut Experiment Station from August 13 to 14, 2011.
JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong, Director Hu Zhichao of Agricultural Machinery Lab of National Peanut Industry & Technology System, Prof. Xie Huanxiong, PI of peanut postharvest and processing, Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division, Deputy Director Zhong Weigong of the Institute of Food Crops, Director Chen Zhide of Nanjing Peanut Experiment Station accompanied the visit.
Vice President Zhou extended warm welcome to the delegation and expressed her gratitude to the consistent support from OCRI to Nanjing Peanut Experiment Station. She claimed that JAAS would further strengthen exchanges and cooperation with OCRI to promote peanut industry development in Jiangsu.
During the visit, Director Liao listened to the work report of Nanjing Peanut Experiment Station and spoke highly of its achievements. Considering the specialties of Jiangsu peanut production, he also presented some suggestions.
On the morning of August 14 , the delegation had a guided tout to the peanut germplasm nursery, testing and demo parks of new peanut varieties in Luhe Animal Research Station of JAAS.
Director Liao made discussions with JAAS scientists and technicians and provided suggestions for peanut ridging specifications, cultivation modes, field management, pest control, etc. Accompanied by Director Chen Zhide of Nanjing Peanut Experiment Station, the delegation also had a guided tour to Taixing, a demo county for peanut production.