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Zhanjiang Experimental Station

Author:No From:Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences Date:2017-09-29 Hits:
     1. Overview
    Zhanjiang Experimental Station (ZES) of Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), located in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, was founded in 1979. ZES has three research laboratories with 48 staff, including 7 senior scientists and 5 doctor degree holders. In recent years, ZES makes fully use of resources and regional advantages, and actively carries out technical trials of tropical farming, new varieties of tropical crops and production of tropical agricultural technology demonstration and promotion of scientific and technological achievements into production application, serving tropical agriculture, rural development and farmers, and providing technical training and consulting work. In 2012, ZES undertook more than 30 research projects from various sources, such as Comprehensive Experimental Station of Natural Rubber Industrial Technology System, Ministry of Agriculture, Hainan Provincial Natural Science Foundation, National Nonprofit Research Institution Fund, etc. The research funding totaled more than RMB 6 million, primarily related to the resources and genetic improvement in rain-fed agriculture, water-saving technology development, as well as efficient use of water and other areas of research. In recent years, ZES published more than 50 research papers, got 6 patents. More than 34 ha pilot demonstration base of rubber trees has been eblished. In Guangdong and Guangxi state farms, ZES promoted planting with healthy tissue culture plantlets at the area of more than 300 ha, while offers 10 training courses on rubber tapping with trainees nearly 3,000 and carries out special technology services more than 30 times.

     2. Contact Information
     Research Office: Tel: +86-759-2192696;
                                 Fax: +86-759-2192696;
     Address: No 20, West Jiefang Road, Xiashan Area, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, 524013, P. R. China
     3. Research Areas
     ZES research mission is based on the requirement of national water-saving agriculture development, mainly focusing on upland crops in the tropical and south subtropical zone in China. Researches are made on rain-fed genetic resources identification and breeding as well as cultivation technology, water-saving farming system and technology development.

Study on rubber yield of Taraxacum koksaghyz      Cloning of drought resistance genes
                                          under different planting density 

     4. Main Achievements
     Since 2002, Zhanjiang Experimental Station has undertaken about 30 scientific research projects. Up to now, a total of 50 papers have been published, including 3 SCI papers, six patents have been granted. In the service for rural areas and farmers, a rubber tree demonstration site with 34 ha has been set up in Guangdong state farm, and the extension of healthy sugar cane plantlets from tissue culture process has been made in Guangdong and Guangxi. Ten training courses on rubber tapping technology have been sponsored by ZES with 3000 trainees. 

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