August 12 to 13, 2020, the Institute of Changli Fruit Tree and Kuancheng Bureau of Forestry and Grassland jointly organized the training meeting on standard orchard management technology of Jingdong chestnut. The training included indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor training discussed the current existing problems and solutions in Kuancheng’s chestnut industry development and new technology extension. Then, Prof. Wang Guangpeng, a chestnut expert, and his research team members accompanied the participants on the visits to 7 chestnut demonstration parks located at different areas of Kuancheng County. At the demonstration parks, Prof. Wang explained the effects of the new orchard management technologies such as alternate renewal pruning, planting grass under the trees and planting mushroom in the orchard.
This training made the participants better understand the above technologies’ effects on yield increase and quality upgrading and gave them strong confidence to adopt and extend these new technologies on a wider scale. It will surely promote the wide application of the technologies in other counties.
More than 100 people participated in the training, including leaders of the Forestry and Grassland Administration of Chengde City, leaders of Kuancheng Bureau of Forestry and Grassland, various township leaders, representatives of villages and chestnut growers in Kuancheng county.