JAAS President Yan Shaohua inspected Yuhuang Mountain Test Station in Xuyi on July 21, 2011. Vice President Chang Youhong, General Office Director Sun Hongwu, Research Management Division Director Huang Jun, Technical Service Division Director Zhou Jiantao and directors from Xuyi government and administrative sectors accompanied the visit.
President Yan inspected the facilities for pear trellis cultivation and grape root restriction cultivation, visited peach testing orchards, and presented suggestions to reduce cost in grape root restriction cultivation. Moreover, he proposed that technology should be environment-friendly and beneficial to sustainable development, the quality and safety of the fruit should be guaranteed, and finally, more efforts should be made in publicity and promotion of the test station.
Located in Heqiao Town, Xuyi County, Yuhuang Mountain covered an area of 1,667 hectares and was firstly exploited in 2007. A deserted mountain before, Yuhuang Mountain is now used for fruit trees planting after reclamation. Affiliated to the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS, the Test Station has planted series of JAAS innovation fruit varieties, such as Zijinhong 1, Xiacui, Xiahui, etc.
Directors from Xuyi government and administrative sectors expressed their gratitude to JAAS for its technical support.