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HZAU Professors Provide Field Tech Guidance

On February 21, experts from HZAU engaged in a cordial conversation with local farmers and provided guidance on vegetable production in the greenhouse of Sihua village in Jiangxia District, Wuhan. Experts stated that, “prior to the arrival of freezing rain, it is imperative to overhaul and reinforce the greenhouses, fertilize moderately, clean the ditches, and enhance the frost resistance of plants to prevent post-disaster diseases…”

Gao Chi provides technological guidance.

HZAU leaders Gao Chi and Yao Jianglin, along with Professors Liu Jihong, Huang Youyi, Wan Zhengjie, etc., visited Jiangxia District to provide guidance on application of science and technology in disaster prevention and mitigation.

In the orange orchard in Jiangxia, the orchard manager explained that hit by the recent freezing rain, most of the citrus seedlings were winter-dried and some tall trees were damaged. Experts inspected those affected trees and found that, “though the branches may be withered, they are still green and not completely frozen to death”. They pruned some branches and put forward a solution, stating that “to save them, you need to trim some branches properly, remove the frozen ones, and apply fertilizers.”

In the tea garden, experts offered suggestions while observing the tree canopy: “For high quality and high yield, you’d better enhance topdressing before the spring tea season, carry out suitable pruning and maintenance of the tree canopy after the spring tea harvest, and improve management practices”.

After a thorough examination of the tea garden at a tea company in Jiangxia District, experts emphasized the importance of shaping and pruning to enhance growth, vitality of tea trees, and their resilience to cold weather and frost.

HZAU experts examine the tea plants.

HZAU mobilized more than 90 experts and professors to 12 prefectures in the province, deploying their scientific and technological expertise to support disaster prevention and mitigation efforts for various crops and livestock. Areas such as wheat, rapeseed, corn, protected vegetables, edible fungi, livestock and poultry, aquaculture, fruit trees, tea, and Chinese herbal medicine were all included in their comprehensive assistance.

HZAU also called on faculties and students to offer volunteer services and support farmers while prioritizing safety measures. They were expected to shoulder the mission of boosting agricultural prosperity. Faculties who are currently unable to return to school due to traffic disruptions and students who are still on winter vacation were encouraged to engage in local volunteer services such as deicing, snow removal, public outreach and guidance, and scientific and technological assistance. At the same time, those on campus were encouraged to engage in volunteer service activities in urban and rural communities nearby and provide scientific and technological services through various methods such as video production, live streaming, and social media engagement.


Translated by: Yan Xin

Proofread by: Sun Ying

Supervised by: Jin Bei