The symposium on Jiangsu kiwifruit industry development was successfully held at the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS on February 12, 2012. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong, the representatives from Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, Yangzhou Yangshi Kiwifruit Institute, Haimen Sanhe Kiwifruit Service Center, Yangzhou Hongda Kiwifruit Company, Nanjing Lvhang Eco-agriculture Company, and scientists of the Institute of Plant Protection and the Institute of Horticulture attended the meeting. Deputy Director Su Jiale of the Institute of Horticulture presided over the symposium.
The attendants held extensive discussions on the status quo and existing problems of kiwifruit planting. Prof. Zhao Mizhen of the Institute of Horticulture elaborated on kiwifruit germplasm collection and utilization, industrial development, major existing problems and application prospects in Jiangsu. During the symposium, the attendants reached the agreement to build a cooperative team to tackle the key S&T problems and promote the rapid kiwifruit development.