Outreach meeting of new cultivation techniques and equipments of wheat–rice rotation was held in Sihong on October 11, 2012. The meeting was co-hosted by the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment (IARE) of JAAS, Jiangsu Agricultural Machinery Technology Extension Station, and Jiangsu Crop Cultivation Technology Guidance Station. Representatives from county-level crop cultivation guidance stations and agricultural machinery technology extension stations around Jiangsu attended the meeting. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong was also invited to the meeting.
During the meeting, the representatives visited the whole straw application demonstration project in Chemen Village, Sihong County, including the integration equipment for rice harvesting and bundling, rice harvesting and chopped grass paving technology and equipment, down-cut rotary tillage and stubble cutting technology and equipment, mechanized wheat-rice rotation cultivation technology and equipment, and wheat field paving technology and equipment, etc.. All these technologies and equipments were the latest research achievements of Jiangsu Independent Innovation Programs of IARE.
In addition, 16 agricultural machinery enterprises also demonstrated more than 110 latest rice-harvesting and wheat-sowing equipments. All the representatives believed that the meeting would promote the new cultivation techniques of wheat-rice rotation in Jiangsu.