During 2 days from 26th to 28th August, Pichit Sripinta, director of Royal Center for Agricultural Research in Chiang Mai, Thailand and professor Chatnapa Khomarwut and Nongkran Chotimudom were invited to the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry. They made exchanges on preservation of Germplasm Resources of tea oil trees, the creation of breeding and grafting propagation technique and discussed bilateral cooperation in science and technology of tea-oil trees.
Professors of Royal Center for Agricultural Research, accompanied by research fellow Yao Xiaohua and associate research fellow Cao Yongqiang form Woody Oil Research team, visited national improved tea-oil and tung oil trees varieties base where the Germplasm Resources of tea-oil trees were collected and breeding nursery at Dong Fanghong Forestry in Wucheng Restrict, Jinhua city and “tea oil trees--tea”intercropping operation base. During the visit, two sides made exchanges on the creation of improved varieties of tea-oil trees and effective nurse seeding grafting propagation technique and research and promotion of planting technology. After the visit, they agreed to apply next Sino-Thai tea-oil trees international cooperation projects on basis of early cooperation with the hope that the agreement can be signed as soon as possible.
Royal Center for Agricultural Research in Chiang Mai, Thailand has set out to the introduction, breeding and planting technology research since 2006. It carried out 2 technological cooperation projects of the ministry of technology in Sino-Thai Joint Commission together with Woody Oil Research team from 2009 to 2014, through which it checked tea oil tree resources and sifted out plus trees in tropical regions (Northern Thailand)and built 3 breeding experimental forest, laying a solid foundation to the promotion of breeding of tea oil trees process in tropical regions.(Cao Yongqing/ Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry)