On May 7, 2014, JAAS Secretary Yan Shaohua of CPC Party Committee led a delegation to inspect local agriculture development in Sucheng District, Suqian City. The delegation visited Tuyuanxi Melon Park, Chenji Yimin Vegetable&Fruit Cooperative and Wangguanji Melon Demo Station to get the frist-hand information of local agriculture.
In May, Suqian is a city of melons and muskmelons. Tuyuanxi Melon Park, covering an area of over 500 mu, is a picking garden. Chenji Yimin Vegetable& Fruit Cooperative demonstrates and extends new JAAS melon and pepper varieties, such as Sutian No. 1 and No.2, Sumi No.11, Sujiao 14 and 16, etc.. The Cooperative covers an area with 300 mu and is going to have the harvest season in late May or Early June. With an area of 800 mu and 600 greenhouses, Wangguanji Melon Demo Station demonstrates 31 JAAS melon varieties and 6 corresponding techniques. Since its opening in this April, the demo station has reached a sales volume of 500,000 melons.
Yan Spoke highly of protected agriculture in Sucheng and the technical cooperation between JAAS and Sucheng. He demanded that relevant extension professionals should enhance technical transfer and extension to upgrade local agriculture development in Sucheng.