Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye, Deputy Mayor Chen Weijian, Secretary-general Xu Ke of Nanjing Municipal Government and directors from Nanjing Development & Reform Commission, Nanjing Municipal Economic & Information Commission, Nanjing Municipal Commission of Housing & Urban-rural Development, Nanjing Agriculture Commission, Nanjing Finance Bureau, Nanjing Transport Bureau, Nanjing Bureau of Land and Resources, Nanjing Bureau of Culture, Broadcast and Newspaper, Nanjing Bureau of Tourism and Gardens visited Lishui Plant Sciences Station (LPSS) of JAAS on October 11, 2011. JAAS Vice President Yan Shaohua, Vice President Yu Wengui, Director Wang Cailin of the Institute of Food Crops, LPSS Director Chen Heming, General Manager Diao Yanglong of Jiangsu Vegetable Seeds and Seedling Company and directors from Lishui County accompanied the visit.
Mayor Ji and other directors inspected the High Value Horticulture Crops Seedling Industry Demo Station in LPSS, inquired in detail the operation and economic benefits of the seedling industry and spoke highly of JAAS contribution in the industrialized development of efficient horticulture crops. They also went JAAS rice testing fields to get thorough and first-hand information of rice breeding, production, quality and extension and listened to the work report made by JAAS President Yan Shaohua on technical service and agricultural innovation. Mayor Ji was impressed by JAAS contribution to Nanjing agriculture development and called for more innovation results to support Jiangsu agriculture development.