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Henan's Wheat Breeding Expert Xu Weigang Named New CAE Academician

Source:dahe.cn Published:2021-11-18 16:57

Henan's Wheat Breeding Expert Xu Weigang Named New CAE Academician

小麦育种专家许为钢当选中国工程院院士 河南院士已有25人


The Chinese Academy of Engineering announced its new academicians on November 18, including Xu Weigang, a researcher at the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Henan Province, said a source from the Association for Science and Technology of Henan Province.


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Up to now, Henan has embraced 25 academicians (6 of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 19 of the Chinese Academy of Engineering) covering more than 10 fields, such as electronic information, energy and mining, civil and hydraulic engineering, agriculture, pharmaceutical and health care, chemistry, physics, etc.


Xu Weigang. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]

Xu Weigang, one of the leaders in wheat breeding in China, has been working on wheat genetics and breeding for over 30 years and made great contributions to China's wheat production and breeding. He bred Zhengmai 9023, a high-quality strong-gluten wheat variety with the largest cultivated area for 6 consecutive years in China. With an annual maximum cultivated area of 29.8 million mu (1 mu equals to 0.067 hectares), a total of 250 million mu has been grown till now in China. Currently, China has more than 10 million mu of such a wheat variety playing a significant role in enhancing the quality of wheat in China's market.

许为钢是我国小麦育种学科带头人之一,从事小麦遗传育种工作30余年,为我国小麦生产和小麦育种学科的发展作出了重要贡献,其育成的强筋优质小麦品种郑麦9023曾连续6年种植面积居我国小麦品种第一位,年最大面积2980万亩,累计种植面积2.5亿亩,目前种植面积1000多万亩,为改善我国小麦商品粮品质发挥了重要作用。(中文来源/大河网 编译/赵汉青 播音/王家琦 视频/王君艺 审校/李文竞)

Editor:Zhao Hanqing