Grain Amaranth in China: Nearly two of decades development

Grain Amaranth in China: Nearly two of decades development

Grain Amaranth is a grain and forage crop. Not only is the high-quality of livestock forage but poultry is also high quality healthy raw food grain.Early 1980s two researchers, Yue Shaoxian and Sun Hongliang who led China’s first grain amaranth team conduct comprehensive studies of the crop and organize several conferences in China.1990 China had reached status as one of the highest amaranth producers in the world in terms of acreage and production.1995 Baicheng grain amaranth team started to promote the industrialization and development, including breeding of new varieties, high yield cultivation, feeding utilization, product processing, college students enterprising and higher demonstration and extension value and so on. We have established cooperative development relationship with the enterprises of amaranth.At present, the research of amaranth in Jilin province is one of the highest in China.

Prof. Cheng Jinzhi Life Sciences, Baicheng Normal University