The Third Watermelon Festival (China, Yangbei) and the Expo for Regional Economic Development, was held in Yangbei Town of Suqian City on May 15, 2012. JAAS Vice President Yu Wengui, Director Yang Xingping of the Institute of Vegetable Crops and Chairman of Jiangsu Melons Society were invited to the opening ceremony, which was also attended by the government officials of Suqian City.
Yang Mingqiang, deputy director of Suqian People’s Congress and JAAS Vice President Yu Wengui unveiled the plate for Yangbei Watermelons, and declared the opening for the Expo.
During the watermelon festival, JAAS delegation visited the watermelon testing fields in Sucheng District and examined the growth conditions of the watermelons and muskmelons. Vice President Yu suggested that the extension staff in Sucheng District should make full use of JAAS new cultivar in consideration of local ecological environment, increase the enthusiasm among the farmers, and develop high efficient agriculture.