Deputy Director Ma Shuping of Bureau of Seed Management, Ministry of Agriculture visited Nanjing DUS Testing Station on May 15, 2013. Her visit was joined by JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong and Director Zou Fanggang of Jiangsu Seed Management Station.
Deputy Director Ma Shuping visited the experimental nurseries and workshops in Lishui Plant Sciences Station, and inquired about the logistics and staff as well. Deputy Director Shen Qi of Nanjing DUS Testing Station reported the management, construction, work progress and future plan of the station.
Nanjing DUS Testing Station is one of the 14 sub-centers of plants DUS testing stations of Ministry of Agriculture. It was founded in 2000 and mainly responsible for distinctness, uniformity and stability testing (DUS testing) of Yangtze River plants, such as rice, wheat, maize, cotton, rape, soybean, barley, sweet potato.
Deputy Director Ma Shuping spoke highly of the achievements made by the station and encouraged it to make full preparation for the soaring amount of testing tasks. She also emphasized the testing quality and efficiency and hope the station could provide sustainable and reliable services for crop variety management and market supervision.