Zhao Qiguo, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Professor of Nanjing Soil Science, CAS,visited Beishan Heavy Metal Reaserch Base of Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, the Chinese Academy in Changsha, Hunan Province on 25 April, 2017. Qiguo was accompanied by scientists from Nanjing Soil Research Institute, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zoon Research, South China Agricultural University, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Jiangxi Agricultural University and other colleagues.

Prof Zhao’s visit was focused on research progress in the area of safe utilization of Cd contaminated paddy field. Prof Zhao affirmed the research achievements and future direction of the Reaserch Base, and gave some suggestion on systematic study of the dynamics in the “source” and “sink” of heavy metal pollutants.