To implement the cooperative project "BLSB (banded leaf and sheath blight)-Resistant Wheat Breeding with Chinese and Germany Germplasm" between German Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China, Dr. Andreas Jacobi of a German agriculture research company led a delegation of 3 experts for an academic visit to JAAS from May 15 to 20, 2011.
During the visit, the two sides exchanged views on the research in wheat stem and root diseases and their control and discussed the approaches to further cooperation. JAAS Deputy Secretary Lu Xiaoxi of CPC (Communist Party of China) Party Committee listened to the work reports from both sides on wheat breeding cooperation. The visiting delegation made separate tests of BLSB-resistance and comprehensive selections for quality characters of the latest hybrid wheat varieties in the Institute of Food Crops, the Institute of Plant Protection, the Institute of Biotechnology and Xuzhou Agricultural Sciences Institute of JAAS. After that, the experts also had a guided tour to JAAS wheat germplasm nursery and Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS).