To promote the development of Jiangsu modern agriculture and the horticulture industry in particular, and to demonstrate JAAS(Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences) innovation achievements, the inauguration of the High Value Horticultural Crops Seedling Industry Demo Station in LPSS(Lishui Plant Sciences Station) and outreach meeting of JAAS innovation achievements was held on June 9, 2011.
The meeting was a result of the deployment of JAAS administration and concerted efforts by Jiangsu Agricultural Industry Company, Jiangshu Seeds and Seedling Company, LPSS, the Scientific Research Department, the Institute of Horticulture, the Institute of Vegetable Crops. Nearly 100 representatives from 64 seeds and seedling companies, agricultural parks, farmer economic cooperative organizations, agricultural cooperatives in more than 10 provinces attended the meeting. JAAS Secretary Zhao Xihua of CPC Party Committee attended the meeting and made important speeches. JAAS Vice President Zheng Jianchu presided over the meeting. The attendants also included the chiefs and senior scientists of JAAS administrative sectors and research institutes.
In his speech, Secretary Zhao stressed that, as a provincial agricultural academy, JAAS should not only serve the farmers, but also serve the agricultural enterprises; strengthen technology cooperation with the enterprises and establish agricultural science and technology alliance; reinforce social credibility construction and safeguard brand and reputation. At the same time, in the acceleration of Jiangsu modern agricultural development, JAAS should give full play of its research strengths, speed up R&D of horticultural crop varieties that can replace export varieties, provide solid support for modern efficient horticulture development and try to make Jiangsu a strong province in seeds and seedling.
During the meeting, on behalf of the Institute of Vegetable Crops and the Institute of Horticulture, Jiangshu Seeds and Seedling Company released the latest research results and signed cooperative agreements with Wuhan Chamber of Commerce in Vegetables and Seeds, Changzhou Hongyu Agricultural Technology Company, etc. After the meeting, all the attendants had a guided tour to the he High Value Horticultural Crops Seedling Industry Demo Station in LPSS, in which 208 new varieties (combinations) in vegetables, flowers, strawberries and the techniques of tissue culture and rapid propagation were in display.