On August 19, 2012, a meeting was held in Yangzhou to promote the program “Integration and Demonstration of Simplified Cultivation Technology under the Goal of the High Yield of Rice”. This program was hosted by Yangzhou University and was a sub-topic of the project “Breeding and Demonstration of New Rice Varieties with High Quality, High Yield, Wide Adaptability and Multiple Disease Resistances” supported by Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF). The meeting was chaired by Prof. Zhang Hongcheng of Yangzhou University. Project PI, Director Wang Cailing of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS, Prof. Deng Jianping of Jiangsu Crop Cultivation Technical Guidance Station, Assoc. Prof. Wang Qiangsheng of Nanjing Agricultural Univesity, Prof. Dai Qigen of Yangzhou University, Prof. Zhong Weigong of JAAS, Prof. Duanmu Yinxi of Changshu Institute of Agricultural Sciences, and other scientists and technicians attended the meeting.
Director Wang Cailing introduced the background, contents, objectives, and organization of the project. Prof. Zhang Hongcheng detailed the deployment of research tasks. Then directors of core experiment & demonstration areas reported this year’s demonstration of new rice varieties, construction of super high-yield field and demonstration of mechanized and simplified cultivation area of new high-yield rice varieties.
Director Wang Cailing finally stressed that the program “Integration and Demonstration of Simplified Cultivation Technology under the Goal of the High Yield of Rice” was closely linked to the breeding, demonstration, and extension of new rice varieties. It would directly contribute to the optimization of the structure of Jiangsu rice varieties. He proposed that each program undertaker should develop a research plan of next year’s varieties and technologies to lay a solid foundation for the implementation of the program in 2013.