- JAAS strawberries attracted Beijing enterprises and experts
A delegation of 30 strawberry extension technicians, cultivation experts and chiefs of strawberry enterprises, organized by Beijing Agricultural Technology Extension Station, made an academic visit to the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS on June 10, 2011.
Accompanied by Prof. Zhao Mizhen, PI of the Berry Research Group, the visiting delegation had a guided tour to Nanjing strawberry germplasm nursery in JAAS. As part of the National Horticulture Germplasm Bank, the JAAS nursery now has more than 380 strawberry germplasm lines and is one of the most abundant in strawberry resources in China. After that, Prof. Zhao gave an academic talk on the status quo and future development prospects of Jiangsu strawberry industry. She elaborated on the cultivation, research, existing problems and analyzed the future prospects of strawberry industry in Jiangsu Province. A heated discussion was held between Prof. Zhao and Beijing guests on strawberry seeds and seedling and future cooperation.