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Institute of Horticulture: meeting held to display orchard machinery and new fruit varieties

Institute of Horticulture: meeting held to display orchard machinery and new fruit varieties

 

 
Organized by the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS, an outreach meeting was held by National Pear Industry Technology System and National Peach Industry Technology System to display orchard machinery and new fruit varieties in Lishui Plant Sciences Station (LPSS) on July 23, 2011.
 

 
JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Deputy Director Cai Heng from Jiangsu Agriculture Commission, Prof. Zhang Shaoling, chief scientist of National Pear Industry Technology System, Prof. Jiang Quan, chief scientist of National Peach Industry Technology System, Prof. Chang Youhong, PI of National Pear Industry Technology System and other scientists and directors were invited to the meeting.
 

 
The meeting displayed over ten kinds of orchard machinery, including unmanned helicopter for pesticide spraying, air-assisted sprayer, knapsack sprayer, wheel sprayer, stretcher-mounted sprayer, branch grinder and rotary tiller, etc. The attendants also inspected the trellis system and drip irrigation system in LAPP, and tasted the new pear and peach varieties bred by JAAS.