The Institute of Vegetable Crops (IVC) held an outreach meeting to demonstrate new vegetable varieties and techniques in Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS) of JAAS on June 12, 2012. JAAS Vice Presidents Chang Youhong and Yu Wengui, and other 70 representatives from Jiangsu Agriculture Commission, Agricultural Resources Development Bureau of Jiangsu Province, vegetable seeds companies and JAAS administrative sectors attended the meeting.
Director Yang Xingping of the Institute of Vegetable Crops of JAAS hosted the meeting. IVC Deputy Director Chen Xin briefed IVC development and researches, and detailed the 40 new developed varieties to the attendants, including new purple pepper variety “Zijiao No. 4”, high quality tomato variety “Jinlingmeiyu”, etc.
Vice President Chang Youhong reviewed the new vegetable varieties production in Jiangsu Province. He was happy to note that IVC has developed a lot of facility vegetable varieties with independent intellectual property, favorable characteristics and desirable disease resistances, especially tomatoes, watermelons, peppers, etc. At the same time, Chang also stressed the importance of technical extension and cooperation with relevant enterprises, which was also proposed by Director Chen Hongqiang of Rural Development Division of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department.
After the meeting, the attendants had a guided tour to the demo station of new vegetable varieties and techniques, and spoke highly of the growth conditions. Some seed enterprises also talked about the cooperation on new vegetable varieties sales, which indicated the positive impacts of JAAS in technical transfer and market share of new vegetable varieties.