17 construction projects of Donghai Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park and Donghai Test Station of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) laid foundation on July 2, 2011. JAAS Vice President attended the ceremony.
Donghai Test Station, which is built upon Donghai Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park, is the sixth regional comprehensive test station of CAAS and the only one of its kind in East China.
The park covers 1355.6 hectares, with 67.7 hectares of the administrative areas and 266.7 hectares of the experiment areas. Ten industrial parks have been established, including thousand hectares of cut flowers, facility vegetables, etc. Facility agriculture exceeds 3333.3 hectares in the park.
Tomorrow Seed Company has also established its processing center here, with 27 hectares of experiment station, 1.8 hectares of infrastructure, 1 hectare of seedling facilities. It also plans to set up a seed production line of an annual yield of 20 million tons and other supporting facilities including greenhouse, office buildings, storehouse, residential areas and drying yard, etc.
The park will comply with the requirements of modern agriculture industry system and become a new agriculture research platform in North Jiangsu. A modern agriculture technological innovation system that meets with the development needs in North Jiangsu will be established and improved to help the park to become a center for agriculture demonstration and technological innovation.