The signing ceremony for the second transfer of a novel acer palmatum variety JinlingHuangfeng was held at JAAS on July 18, 2012. Director Ai Yuchun, Supervisor Chen Zhishi, and Deputy Director Zhang Chuxian of Intellectual Property Division, Director Wei Jinhe of JAAS Expo, Prof. Li Qianzhong, breeder of JinlingHuangfeng, Technical Director Ma Jianhua and Mao Rubing of Guangwu Mountain Institute of Botany, Bazhong, Sichuan Province attended the ceremony. Director Ai Yuchun chaired the ceremony and expressed his confidence in the cooperation.
The Research Group of Horticulture Engineering Techniques (JAAS) has long been engaged in the breeding of new ornamental acer palmatum varieties and has already developed several new high-quality varieties including JinlingHuangfeng. Guangwu Mountain Institute of Botany is specialized in colored-leaf landscape plants. The successful transfer of JinlingHuangfeng indicates the tight connection between industry, academia and research. Moreover, the transfer also set an excellent example for the colored-leaf landscape plants industry.