On July 8th, the activity “Peach Picking Day" was successfully held in Xinyi City. The activity was jointly sponsored by the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS, Jiangsu Provincial Horticultural Association and Xinyi Horticultural Society. Ten media agencies in Jiangsu including Xinhua Daily, Yangtze Evening Papers, Modern Express, Jiangsu Rural Economy reported the activity.
More than 50 citizens were invited the peach demonstration stations of JAAS in Xinyi City. They tasted the new peach varieties, learned about the picking-up, sorting, and transportation processes.
In recent years, supported by “Enriching Farmers Project in Jiangsu” and “Jiangsu Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF)”, the Institute of Horticulture, JAAS has developed new peach varieties and upgraded cultivation technology in Xinyi City. The current demonstration area reaches 3.5 million acres. Among the 12 specialized cooperative organizations, over 2,000 households peach growers produced more than 60,000 tons annually. Peach has become one of the local specialties in Xinyi.