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2012 Annual Meeting of the project “Breeding and Demonstration of New Rice Varieties with High Quality, High Yield, Wide Adaptability and Multiple Disease Resistances” held in Nanjing

2012 Annual Meeting of the project “Breeding and Demonstration of New Rice Varieties with High Quality, High Yield, Wide Adaptability and Multiple Disease Resistances” held in Nanjing

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the project “Breeding and Demonstration of New Rice Varieties with High Quality, High Yield, Wide Adaptability and Multiple Disease Resistances” was held in Nanjing on December 20, 2012. The meeting was chaired by Director Wang Cailin of the Institute of Food Crops, and joined by more than 60 representatives, including Mr. Wu Changfu of Research Management Division, Director Liu Huazhou of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Deputy Director Liu Yongfeng of the Institute of Plant Protection, etc.. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong attended the meeting and made a keynote speech.


Vice President Chang Youhong proposed that the project operators should pay more attention to three aspects: first, demonstration scale needs to be enlarged. Second, new elite rice varieties with high yield, multiple disease resistances, and wide adaptability need to be developed. Finally, mechanism and collaborative innovation need to be summarized into experience, and thus provide reference and guidance for the implementation of other crop projects.

On the meeting, 11 sub-project directors reported their research progresses in 2012. In the afternoon, the representatives had a discussion and supplied valuable suggestions for better implementation of the project. In the end, the project PI, Director Wang Cailin proposed the work plans in 2013.