The scientific innovations of JAAS have received close attention of many mainstream media such as Xinhua Daily, JSTV, Yangzi Evening Paper, Modern Express, etc. Since November this year, these media have made reports about the research progress of JAAS, especially about the Five New Branches of Agriculture.
Centering on the requirements of Jiangsu Committee of Agriculture and the provincial government, JAAS takes initiative in adjusting scientific research forces according to the new development trends of modern agriculture in Jiangsu. Since the 11th Five-Year Plan, JAAS has given priority to organizational structure, infrastructure construction, scientific research input, and team construction for scientific innovations, examinations and awards. JAAS has enhanced and developed the traditional areas of strength, such as breeding and management of major crops, integrated control techniques of plant diseases and insect pests, integrated preventing and controlling techniques for animal diseases. Meanwhile, JAAS has improved the independent innovation capability of the new research areas like study on resources and environment, high efficiency facility agriculture, large-scale animal farm, etc. JAAS has successfully created new varieties, new techniques as well as new production modes and all of these have been widely applied in production practices. The research has achieved great social impact and economic benefits and received close attention of the news media.
Recently, Xinhua Daily and JSTV made a joint interview with JAAS president Yan Shaohua. They made special reports about JAAS achievements in discipline adjustment, scientific innovations and technology transfer in modern agriculture development.