JAAS President Yan Shaohua and Director Sun Hongwu of General Office visited Suqian Agricultural Sciences Institute (SASI) on October 21, 2012.
President Yan visited the hydroponic flowers center, horticultural crops exhibition center, and fish hatchery and listened to Director Chen Lichang’s brief introduction to SASI. President Yan spoke highly of the achievement of SASI since its foundation.
President Yan put forward three requirements for the future development of SASI: first, the introduction, research, and extension of new aquatic products should meet market needs by the use of the existing aquatic seed breeding base. Second, technology service of facility horticulture should depend on new varieties breeding and new technology promotion. Third, the research of hydroponic flowers should not only focus on domestication but also on maintenance and management technology. Nutrient solution formula should also be developed to facilitate the industrialization of hydroponic flowers.