Dry Farming & Water Saving Research Station , HAAFS
Dry Farming & Water Saving Research Station , HAAFS is located at Hujiachi town, Shenzhou, Hebei and was founded in 2003 with a total investment of 20 million RMB. It covers an area of 42.2 hectares, including administrative section of 2.2 hectares and experimental section of 40 hectares. It’s provided with a superior location and convenient transportation.
Objective: In accordance with the demands of higher standards, modernization and comprehensive functions, the experimental station has been endeavoring to be the science & technology innovation platform of HAAFS, and serves as an opening experimental base that opens its door to scientists from all over the world.
In the experimental station, water conservancy facilities has formed water distribution network, of which underground water pipes transportation system covers 27 hectares, sprinkler irrigation area 6 hectares, respectively. Airing Operating rooms and seeds storing rooms cover 3426 m2, laboratory building and expert apartments building with an area of 3100m2. New facilities such as drought tolerance waterproof, phytotron, root observation room and so on are putting into operation. Equipments like seeds processing machine, plot combine seeder and combine harvester, large modern farm machinery are all in good condition and serving in research activities.
Based on the station, it has been carried out that a lots of cooperative research projectes with institutions, likesuch as’ the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences(CAAS), China Agriculture University(CAU) and Chinese Academy of Sciences(CSA), etc.