National Rice Industry Development Symposium was held in Jiangsu from September 19 to 22, 2011. More than 180 directors and scientists made an academic visit to Nanjing Comprehensive Experiment Station (NCES) of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS). Academician Xie Hua'an of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Academicians Zhu Yingguo and Yan Long'an of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Prof. Cheng Shihua, chief scientist of National Rice Industry System and director of China National Rice Research Institute; Prof. Wan Jianmin of the Institute of Food Crops of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) also came here all the way for field observation. JAAS Vice President Zheng Jianchu and Director Wang Cailin of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS accompanied the visit.
Director Wang Cailin introduced to the delegation NCES tasks and achievements and the experts closely examined the super rice varieties Nanjing 44, Nanjing 45 and good-taste rice varieties Nanjing 46, Nanjing 5055, etc. NCES is built under the support from JAAS and the research team is made up by the technical backbones in rice breeding, cultivation, plant protection and comprehensive information from JAAS and agriculture demo counties. The experts and academicians spoke highly of JAAS achievements in NCES construction and the extension of new technologies and varieties.