From June 16th to 18th 2014, the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS held a demonstration of peach cultivation in rain-proof facility in Zhangjiagang City. Nearly 60 people attended the event including the chief technicians from Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai areas. Jiang Quan, the chief scientist of the National Peach Industrial Technology System, Wang Zhiqiang, director of Cultivation and Comprehensive Research Lab, some other experts and directors of experiment stations were invited to the demonstration.
Peach Cultivation in Rain-proof Facility is a new cultivation method carried out for the hot and humid climate in summer in southern and central areas of Jiangsu Province in recent years. It has become an effective peach cultivation technique in the economically developed regions because the planting was implemented in a controlled environment; and pest and disease were much less than those of outdoors. The Delegates observed Rain-proof Facilities for Peach Cultivation in Yong Lee Land Shares Cooperatives of Le Yu Town, Fenghuang Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Zhang Jia Gang City.
The delegates evaluated the shapes, varieties, growth, fruits, flavor and quality of peach trees in the rain-proof facilities and prospected this year's precocious peach fruit market prices. They held in-depth discussion about the main purpose of shelter facilities, facilities architecture, species selection, growth regulator, fertilizer, water management and the improvement of fruit quality in the case of weak light within the facilities. The experts of Peach Industrial Technology System also investigated Xueyan peach demonstration base in Wujin and exchanged the ideas of wide rows ridge of peach cultivation pattern, pruning, tree controls, labor-saving cultivation and the management.