The State Edible Bean Modern Industry Technology System Implementation--- the Industrialization Demonstration Conference was launched in Jiangsu from May 10th to 14th of 2009. The conference was hosted by the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, organized by the Institute of Vegetables of JAAS and Jiangsu Institute of the Yangtze River Delta Agricultural Sciences, and co-organized by Huaiyin Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Xuhuai Region of Jiangsu.
Deputy Dean Wang Shumin from the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Deputy Dean Chang Youhong of JAAS, and the persons-in-charge from the Administrative Office, Division of Scientific and Technological Researches and the Institute of Vegetables of JAAS attended the conference. Altogether 80 people from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the 20 provinces ( plus the municipalities and the autonomous regions) involved into the State Edible Bean Industry Technology System were present on the conference including 15 experts of the respective functional research offices and 20 chiefs of the comprehensive experimental stations in the provincial level.
The conference was chaired by Ms Chen Xuzhen, the chief scientist on the state edible bean industry technology system and the researcher of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Deputy Dean Chang Youhong delivered on behalf of JAAS the welcoming speech and the important remarks. In addition to acknowledging the pre-stage achievements concerning the edible bean industry system development, Deputy Dean Chang put forward the existing gaps and the future striving endeavors.
Ms. Chen Xuzhen, the chief scientist and the researcher briefed the previous progress in the report entitled Objective Planning, Assignment and Future Goal of the State Edible Bean Industry System, laid out the short and long-term goal, put into effect the objective planning and the revised objective documents by the respective specialists of the functional offices and the chiefs of the experimental stations, discussed the performance self-assessment report regarding the public service program financed by the ear-marked research fund of the Ministry of Agriculture, formulated the edible bean ear-marked fund self-evaluation working plan and disseminated the command by the chiefs from the Ministry of Agriculture. It was stressed that the rules and regulations stipulated by the Ministry of Agriculture regarding the industry technology system should be complied with meticulously. In particular, the ear-marked fund should not be appropriated for the purposes otherwise. And the fund should be spent according to the budget.
The experts present summarized and exchanged views on the 2009 industry development technological need analyses and proposed to compile and print China Edible Bean Industry Development Technological Needs Surveying Report, accessed the specialists of the functional offices and the chiefs of the trial stations into the existing gaps and the key industry technological needs by way of summaries and exchanges, specified the respective top goals, objectives and orientations, drew up the feasible and viable technological solutions. Deputy Dean Wang Shuming concluded in the summary that dramatic achievements had been made in the edible bean research survey in that it had been the most rounded survey on the edible bean in the national level and it had offered the first-handed info. He also emphasized that variety was the most conspicuous issue to develop the edible bean industry and the cultivating technology and the insect disease prevention and treatment are the equally important factors determining the industry development. Deputy Dean Wang advocated that part of the above-mentioned issues could be addressed in the recent two years while the reminder took five years to resolve and that the short, medium, and long-term plans should be written down to tackle them. Besides, he requested that the specialists of the functional offices and the chiefs of the trail stations should bring their initiatives into full play based on the actual situation to make a difference in the development of the edible bean industry.
The conference attendees visited the Thousand-Acreage High Production and High Efficiency Pea Trial and Demonstration Base in Matou Town of Huaiyin District of Jiangsu, the Diversified, Easy-to-Mature, and High Efficiency Broad Bean Cultivating Mode available in Nantong, and the Edible Bean Quick Frozen Product Processing Base of Jiangsu Zhongbao Foodstuff Ltd. Company. All the attendees visited the sweet pea production zone in Matou Town of Huaiyin District of Huai’an city. Thanks to the joint instructions by experts from Huaiyin Academy of Agricultural Sciences and JAAS, the Plastic Film Mulched Ridge technique was employed to boost the yields and Treasure 76 was adopted as the principal brand. The sweet pea production was estimated to reach over 1000 kilos per acre at the value of 2500 RMB per acre. So far, the city has established six thousand-acreage pea production zones in the axis of Matou Town, Wucheng Town, and Chenqiao Town, laying a solid foundation for building up the modern edible bean industry technology system.
In the city of Nantong, the attendees visited Nantong Zhongbao Foodstuff Ltd. Company, an elitist enterprise on the modern edible bean industry technology system and the largest company on the fresh bean processing in China. Nantong Zhongbao Foodstuff Ltd. Company covers an area of roughly 7.5 hectares, has in place 4 large freezers with a capacity of 22000 tons and 8 upscale and automatically controlled frozen bean processing production lines with a capacity of over 500 tons per day. With the technical instructions from Nantong Academy of Agricultural Sciences along the Yangtze River, the Company has set up over 13333 hectares of the diversified and easy-to-mature bean production bases, established the operational approach featured by research plus company plus peasant’s agricultural order to equip the edible bean production with a cutting-edge mode and perspective. After visiting the production plant, the attendees voluntarily made the valuable proposals on the promotion of such an approach. The chief scientist and researcher Chen Xuzhen offered valuable advice, deployed new assignments and tasks in addition to acknowledging the endeavors by the Nantong trail station and demanded to strengthen the cooperation and expand the vision to contribute to the modern edible bean industry technology system.
A consensus was made through exchanges on this conference. That is, the various assignments on the development of the edible bean industry technology system should be fulfilled flawlessly by virtue of the considerable responsibility and devotion, meticulous conscience, strong commitment, and devoted cooperation.
Pic. 1 Edible Bean Industry Technology System Conference was convened in Nanjing.
Pic. 2 The chief scientist and researcher Cheng Xuzhen visited the processing demonstration base.
Pic.3. Attendees visited the processing plant
Pic. 4 Attendees watched the processing of the exported quick frozen products