The international training course on bamboo propagation and plantation

 

General information:
The international training course on bamboo propagation and plantation is taking place at Yunnan bamboo nursery (FMXG), Yunnan province, China, November 4th-13th 2012.

The course will give you knowledge, skills and tools for different techniques and technologies regarding bamboo propagation.

Other important issues will be discussed by leading experts, among them:
- Nursery Facilities and preparation
- Survey on Transplantation and Transportation of plants
- Bamboo Plantation Establishment for industrial use
- Bamboo Plantation maintenance and harvest

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The course is sponsored by:  
 
world bamboo Yunnan bamboo nursery (FMXG) Yunnan Normal University

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Program:

Section A:

Nov. 4, Sunday , 2012

Registration and hotel check-in

Nov. 5, Monday, 2012
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome speech and brief introduction on arrangement
09:00 - 10:30 Opening Speech by Yunnan Normal University Leaders
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Introduction to Yunnan bamboo nursery and Lecturers' activities and experience on bamboo

12:00-14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Lecture – Conditions and requirements for a Bamboo Nursery
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:20 Lecture - Nursery Facilities and preparation
17:20 - 17:30 Questions from participants
17:30 - 21:00 Buffet dinner & Welcome party - Self-introduction and bamboo experience share


Nov. 6, Tuesday, 2012
08:30 - 10:30 Lecture - Bamboo Flowers and Seeds
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture - How to grow bamboo from Seeds
12:00 - 12:10 Questions from participants


12:10 - 14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Lecture - Vegetative Propagation for Runners and Himalayans
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:20 Lecture - Vegetative Propagation for Clumpers

17:20 - 17:30 Question from participants

17:30 - 19:00 Buffet dinner
19:00 - 20:30 Lecture - Survey on Transplantation and Transportation of plants



Nov. 7, Wednesday, 2012
08:30 Gather at the South gate of Yunnan Normal University
08:30-10:00 Bus drive to Yunnan Bamboo Nursery FMXG (Songming)
10:00-12:00 Visit Yunnan Bamboo Nursery FMXG (Songming), site practice on bamboo propagation

12:00-14:00 Countryside lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Site lecture and practice on nursing plant, visit to Tissue Culture lab and green houses
15:30-17:00 Bus drive back to Yunnan Normal University
17:00 - 18:00 Visit to Bamboo landscaping
18:00 - 20:00 Buffet Dinner


Nov. 8, Thursday, 2012
08:30 - 10:30 Lecture - Bamboo Plantation Establishment for industrial use (shoots, fiber, biomass etc.)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture - Bamboo Plantation maintenance and harvest
12:00 - 12:10 Questions from participants


12:10-14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Lecture - Bamboo landscaping and maintenance by Cliff Sussman from ABS
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Lecture - Bamboos in Desert Climate by Ran Lichtner from Bamboo Center in Israel
17:00 - 17:30 Questions from participants

17:30 - 19:00 Buffet dinner
19:00 - 20:30 Lecture - Bamboo Gardening and Landscaping in China

Nov. 9, Friday, 2012
08:30 - 10:30 Lecture - Grow Tissue Culture Bamboos - by Jan Oprins and Marc Peeter
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:10 Brainstorming seminar (brief introduction by participants to local bamboo industry and discussion on how to develop local bamboo industry)

12:10 - 14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00 - 18:00 Visit to World Expo/Golden Temple
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner (typical Yunnan food - 'Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles')


Section B:

Nov. 10, Saturday, 2012
08:30 - 19:00 Bus drive to Xishuangbanna, visit to the Bamboo Sea in E'shan County, "Bamboo Feast" for lunch
19:00 - 20:00 Bamboo shoots dinner in Jinghong

Nov. 11, Sunday, 2012
08:30 - 16:30 Visit to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden with 10000 plants and 300 bamboos
16:30 - 18:00 Bus drive back to Jinghong
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner (Dai food)

Nov. 12 Monday, 2012
08:30 - 16:30 Visit to high-yield plantation of giant bamboos - D. sinicus and D. giganteus
16:30 - 18:00 Sightseeing in Jinghong and Lancang/Mekong River
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:30 Tea tasting and shopping

Nov.13, Tuesday, 2012
08:30 - 17:00 Wild Bamboo Collection and trip back to Kunming by bus
17:00 – 21:00 free time to enjoy Kunming before saying goodbye

END OF COURSE

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