Cheng Zhihui 

  1. General information

  First name: Zhihui

  Family name: Cheng

  Gender: Male

  Date and place of birth:  Shaanxi

  Title: Professor

  E-mail:  chengzh@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  Tele: +86-29-87091332    15129183300

  Fax: +86-29-87082613

  2. Education and working experiences

  1978.02-1982.02:Undergraduate study in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China,  BSc.

  1982.02-1985.02: Postgraduate study in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China, MSc.

  1987.09-1990.12: Postgraduate study in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi,  China, Ph.D

  1985.02-1987.06: Working in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi,  China, Assistant teacher

  1987.06-1991.06: Working in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi,  China, Lecturer

  1991.06-1995.06: Working in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China, Associate professor

  1995.06-now: Working in Department (College) of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University (Northwest A & F University), Yangling, Shaanxi, China, Professor

  1998.09-1999.09: Working in Department of Animal and Plant Science, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK, Visiting Scholar

  2001.06-2001.09: Working in the Training Centre of Department of Agriculture, Ethiopia, Teacher

  3. Courses given to undergraduate, graduate and Ph. D students

  1. Olericulture in General;

  2. Olericulture;

  3. Basic Method of Scientific Research;

  4. Introduction to Horticulture Science;

  5. Methodology of Vegetable Research;

  6. Vegetable Eco-physiology;

  7. Proceedings in Modern Vegetable Science

  4. Main interests in research

  1. Eco-physiology of Vegetable Growing;

  2. Applied Techniques of Vegetable Growing in Protected Structure;

  3. Biotechnology;

  4. Vegetable (e.g. garlic) Germplasm Research and Utilization

  5. Main academic activities

  1. The 3nd National Plant Allelopathy Symposium and International Rice Allelopathy Symposium, Oct. 2007, Haikou, China

  2. The First Asian Horticultural Congress, Dec. 2008, Seogwipo, Korea

  3. The First International Conference of Asian Allelopathy Society, Dec. 2009, Guangzhou, China

  4. The Horticultural Congress of CSC, Oct. 2010, Shenyang, China

  5. The 28th International Horticultural Congress. Aug. 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

  6.Awards

  1. The Special Allowance of State Council P. R. China (2001)

  2. The "San-Wu Talent" Award of Shaanxi Provincial (2001)

  3. The 3rd Prize for "An Excellent University Yang Teacher" by Huo Yingdong Education Foundation (Hongkong) in 1996

  4.  The Second Prizes of Science & Technology Advancement for "Research on Eco-physiology of Secondary Growth in Garlic Plants" by Shaanxi Provincial Government in 1998

  5. The Second Prizes of Scientific Technology for "Integration and Demonstration of 6 New Vegetable Varieties Synthetical Cultivation Techniques" by Shaanxi Provincial Government in 2006

  6. The Second Prizes of Scientific Technology for "Research on Pollution Free Productive Key Techniques and Demonstration of Chinese chive and Chinese cabbage in Northwest Region of China" by Shaanxi Provincial Government in 2008

  7. The Second Prizes of Scientific Technology for "Research on Pollution Free Standardized Productive Key Techniques and Demonstration of Chili Pepper in Northwest Region of China by Shaanxi Provincial Government in 2009.

  8. China Invention patent "A Formula of Cucumber Seed Coating Agent (ZL200810017838.6)

  9. China Invention patent  A Formula & Preparation Method of Eggplant Seed Coating Agent (ZL200810017851.1)

  7.Main publications

  Su, L. and Z.H. Cheng. 2009. Allium sativum Extract as a Biopesticide Affecting Pepper Blight. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 15:13-23.

  Dong, Z.G. and Z.H. Cheng. 2009. Salt Tolerance and Assessment of Salt Tolerance Indices of Tomato Varieties in Sprout Stage and Seedling Stage. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 29(3):1348-1355.

  Cheng, Z.H., Y. Zhang and Q. Xu. 2008. Ecological Analysis of the Advantages of a Maize/Garlic-sprouts Intercropping System. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 28(9):4405-4412.

  Chen. X.J., Z.H. Cheng, L. Teng and L.L. Lai. 2009. Simulation of the Relation between Condition of Temperature and Illumination and Fruit Set of Tomato in Plastic Shed. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-occidentalis Sinica, 18(6):197-200,236.

  Li, J.S., Z.H. Cheng, J.L. Liu and Q. Sun. 2008. Verifying Experiment on Optimized Formula of Nutrient Solution for Ipomoea aquatica Forsk Based on the Quality of Water in Yinchuan. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas, 26(6):114-118.

  Cheng, Z.H., J. Zhang and H.W. Meng. 2008. Effects of Seed Film Coating with Six Fungicides on the Control of Tomato Seedling Disease. Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University, 27(4):460-463.

  Cheng Z.H., Y. Zhao, H.W. Meng and Z.H. Guan. 2007. Effects of Fruit Bagging with Different Types of Bags on Growth and Quality of Cucumber Fruit. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 27(2): 732-739.

  Cheng Z.H., J. Li and G.Y. Zhang. 2006. In Vitro Selection of Salt-tolerant Mutant from Potato Stem Explants. Acta Horticulturae Sinica, 33(3): 635-638.

  Cheng Z.H., Y.H. Li, H.W. Meng, P. Chen and H.F. Du. 2006. The Relationship between BTH-induced Resistance to Downy Mildew in Cucumber Seedlings and Content of HRGP and Lignin in Cell Wall. Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 39(5): 935-940.

  Cheng Z.H., H.W. Meng, J.D. Scholes and S.A. Rolfe. 2002. Impact of Water Stress on Invertase Expression and Carbohydrate Metabolism in Leaves of Tomato Seedling. Acta Horticulturae Sinica, 29(3): 278-279.

  Cheng Z.H., G.Y. Lu and S.L. Du. 1991. Study on the Concept and Classification of Secondary Growth in Garlic Plants (Allium sativum L.). Acta Horticulturae Sinica, 18(4): 345-350.