Experts from Jiangsu Resources Bureau and Jiangsu Finance Bureau made acceptance checks for high value horticulture crops seedling industry demo station on March 27, 2012. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Director Zhang Xueping of Jiangsu Resources Bureau, JAAS Vice Presidents Lu Xiaoxi and Yu Wengui, Deputy Director Lu Xuewen of Finance Division, Deputy Director Huan Honghua of Research Management Division, Deputy Director Zhou Hua of Accounting Center, Mr. Diao Yanglong, Chairman of the Board of Jiangsu Vegetables Seeds and Seedling Company and Mr. Zheng Zisong, general manager of Jiangsu Vegetables Seeds and Seedling Company attended the meeting. The experts listened to the project report, checked the project archives and accounting files and visited the demo station. After inquiries and discussions, the experts spoke highly of this project.
The high value horticulture crops seedling industry demo station is a showcase for technology, demonstration, production and training for modern horticulture development. It plays an important role in the technical transfer of innovations, in the promotion of industry upgrade and sustainable development of agriculture.
After one year of establishment, the demo station has exhibited nearly 300 new crop varieties (genotypes) and set up more than 50 demo sites in Jiangsu. The income of new crop variety extension covers over 15% of the entire sales volume and the coverage still keeps increasing. The station has developed more than 3 million strains of different crops, and helped to develop more than 20 million strains. By far, the station has received over 2,000 visitors from the government, research institutions, agricultural enterprises and cooperatives and large agricultural households. The station has also organized a large innovation varieties demo, which had a postive impact in and outside Jiangsu province, with remarkable social and economic benefits.