Pictured from left are: Zhao Mizhen (Nanjing Agricultural Institute), Zhang Hao (Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences), MengMeng Gu (Texas A&M University Extension Horticulture), Han Zhenhai (Beijing Agricultural University), Wang Caiyun (Huazhong Agricultural University), Pan Huitang (Beijing Forestry University) and Liu Hai (South China Agricultural University).

Stephen F. Austin State University recently hosted a group of agriculture professors from various universities and institutes across China. Dr. Dave Creech, SFA Gardens director, provided tours of the plant collections, greenhouses and nurseries at SFA, and the group visited local fruit and vegetable farms. The professors are spending seven days in Texas touring horticultural operations and exploring opportunities for cooperative relationships with researchers in the state.