Outreach meeting of new vegetable varieties and spring cabbage field day in North Jiangsu, which were hosted by Jiangshu Seeds and Seedling Company, the Institute of Vegetable Crops, Sucheng Agriculture Commission, were held in Suqian on November 11, 2011. Director Gao Jun, JAAS scientist and deputy magistrate of Sucheng District, chaired the meeting. Prof. Li Jianbin of the Institute of Vegetable Crops detailed the key technologies of spring cabbage cultivation in autumn and new developed vegetable varieties. More than 100 extension workers and large households attended field observation and showed great interest.
After the meeting, General Manager Diao Yanglong of Jiangshu Seeds and Seedling Company, Deputy Director Chen Xin of the Institute of Vegetable Crops, Standing Member of the CPC Party Committee of Sucheng District Mu Haibin and Deputy Director Zhao Saihua held extensive discussions and they were in agreement that, such kind of extension activities contributed to farmer income increase and rural development. Both sides expressed intent to enlarge planting areas.