The outreach meeting of new sweet potato varieties was held in Sihong County on October 16. More than 30 delegates attended the meeting. Chief scientist of National Sweet Potato Industry System, Prof. Ma Daifu was also invited to the meeting.
New sweet potato varieties with high starch content—Sushu 11, 15, 17, 18 and new sweet potato varieties for fresh food—Ningzishu 1, 2, and Sushu 16 were demonstrated at the meeting. The delegates inspected the growing condition of the demonstrated varieties, tasted some varieties for fresh food, and watched the on-site demonstration of vine-cutting machine and sweet potato harvester.
The experts and delegates discussed about the prospect of sweet potato industry and the breeding of new sweet potato varieties, and proposed valuable suggestions for the healthy and sustainable development of sweet potato industry.