Symposium on Comprehensive Utilization of Crop Straws in Jiangsu Province was successfully held in Nanjing on March 23, 2012. The symposium was hosted by Jiangsu Rural Resources & Environment Protection Association, and jointly undertaken by the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment of JAAS and National Agricultural Science and Technology (Jiangsu) Innovation Center-- Research Center of Resource Utilization of Agricultural Wastes. More than 100 representatives from the Division of Environment and Energies of Jiangsu Agriculture Commission, Jiangsu Rural Resources & Environment Protection Association, straw utilization enterprises, relevant institutions and universities attended the symposium. Director Li Jiannong of the Division of Environment and Energies of Jiangsu Agriculture Commission and Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division of JAAS were invited to the symposium and made important speeches.
Prof. Zhang Lianfa, ex-vice-mayor of Nanjing City, Profs. Chang Zhizhou, Yang Sijun, Ding Chenglong, Ye Xiaomei and other two scientists gave lectures on straw returning, storage and transportation and comprehensive utilization, etc. Extensive and in-depth discussions were also carried out among the attendants.
The success of the symposium deepened the communication among scientists for comprehensive straw utilization, increased the influence of JAAS in relevant research fields and helped to accelerate the comprehensive utilization for crop straws in Jiangsu Province, which made positive impact on eco-agriculture environment.