Invited by the Provincial Science and Technology Commissioner Zhang Hua, Dr. Cheng Shiming, a researcher in the Provincial Forestry Academy, came to Chuanliao town in Qingtian county to carry out the management training of Camellia oleifera.16 tea farmers in the town participated in the training.
Cheng Shiming, from the perspective of Camellia cultivation technology, explained in details the knowledge about the basic characteristics, improved variety, afforestation, management, pest control and transformation of Camellia Oleifera. When introducing the under forest management of Camellia Oleifera, he provided a suggestion that planting Trifolium repens using imitating wild cultivation techniques, to improve economic efficiency. This suggestion solved the problem farmers are facing that planting Camellia Oleifera needs large initial investment with slow return, which caused a lively discussion.
After the course, researcher Cheng Shiming actively communicated with the farmers, answered their questions and inquiries about tea seed peeling and the prevention and treatment against scaleinsect,etc.. (Qingtian County Government Office)