（reported by Li Jia, Fang Minhuang and Xu Jun, www.xnnews.com.cn）
In recent days, the office building of Xinlian Village of Sizhuang Town of Tongcheng County has always been crowded with farmers who come to attend the training courses of Farmer Training Sunshine Project. The two large classrooms were filled with farmers. When the lecturers on the stage were teaching wisecracking, listeners were asking questions constantly and enthusiastically, interacting with the instructor.
It is said that the county has established the leading group and working organization in November last year, selected and hired over 20 part-time or specialized teachers to reorganize or sort out the science and education project resources, and carried out training activities such as the mechanization of agriculture, aquaculture technology, agricultural production technology, to promote the agricultural science and technology, which will provide talents to build a modern agriculture and accelerating the agricultural development mode transformation.
Wu Zongyuan, from Group 7 of Xinlian Village, whose son and daughter-in-law have been working outside for years, rented part of the field of the neighbors which coverd a farming area of 24 acres. Last year, he took advantage of the policy of agriculture development with awards of county and village government, grew oilseed rape on nearly 10 acres of fields. Unexpectedly, it continued to rain for almost the whole spring, so the rape was easy to have a high morbidity, which concerned Wu much.
During these days when the training courses were held by Bureau of Agriculture, Lao Wu attended every class to consult the agricultural experts how to prevent disease.
“First you must clear the ditch and drain subsurface water, and remove the water logging of the field. With per acre using 50 grams of medicine spray diluted with 30kg water to spray, the rape downy mildew can be prevented. Apply manure in small holes near the plants with 40% compound fertilizer 7.5 kg per acre when the oilseed rape is bolting 10-20%.” Agricultural expert Wu Jie said to Lao Wu, and told him to use it correctly and timely.” Agricultural technology training is of great use. With this magic prescription, my 10 acres of oilseed rape will not be afraid of the continuous rain any more!” Wu said with a big smile on his face.
Currently, the county agricultural department have produced 10000 copies of local educational materials, held various technical training courses for 53 times, trained more than 3,200 farmers, given out 3200 issued textbooks and 4000 pieces of technology papers, so that farmers can really benefit from science and technology.