On November 18 and 19, the outreach meeting was held in Taizhou to promote Industrial Technology System of Facility Vegetables (peppers & tomatoes). Vice Presidents Chang Youhong and Yu Wengui, and Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division were invited to the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by Prof. Wang Shubin. Chairman Zhou Tongzhong of Taizhou Zhongyi Agricultural Ecological Garden Co., Ltd. delivered a welcome speech and introduced the demonstration of the project. Ten sub-topics holders reported their research progress, work plan, and scientific output of pepper and tomato breeding, simple machinery, diseases and pests prevention and control, etc.. Vice President Chang Youhong inspected new pepper and tomato varieties and their comprehensive diseases and pests prevention and control technology. Vice President Yu Wengui proposed to further improve the system, foster the industrial development, and enhance its competitiveness. Director Huang Jun spoke highly of the present progress and wished to strengthen the key role of principal investigators and solve the emerging problems during the development of Jiangsu pepper and tomato industry. Large growing households had a heated discussion on how to strengthen the integration of scientific research and promotion.
This year is the 2nd year since the implementation of Industrial Technology System of Facility Vegetables (Peppers & Tomatoes). According to the demonstration blueprint, 41 demo stations have been established in southern, central and northern Jiangsu, among which Taizhou demo station is the key station. It is situated in Qintong Town, Jiangyan District. New varieties like Sujiao 14, Sujiao 15, Jinglinmeiyu, Jinglinxiuyu, and Sufen 11, etc. and new diseases and pests prevention technologies were demonstrated here.