JAAS Vice President Yu Wengui and other directors of relevant administrative departments visited Suqian Agricultural Sciences Institute (SASI) on June 6, 2013.
The delegation first arrived at the demo station of high-efficiency melons and vegetables in Yunhewan, in which 27 varieties of 10 categories including cucumber, tomato, eggplant, pepper, cowpea, muskmelons, and pumpkin were on display. The greenhouses adopted the techniques of slinging vines cultivation and drip irrigation under plastic film. The vegetables grew well and some had been harvested.
With an area of 3,000 m², the hydroponic flower center is a highlight of SASI in recent years and attracted the interest of the delegation. According to SASI directors, a terrestrial flower hydroponic domestication technology system has gradually taken shape, including the cultivation researches for 100 varieties of 3 categories, i.e., herbaceous flowers, woody flowers and fleshy flowers.
The delegation also inspected the project “Innovative Researches for High-efficiency Edible Fungi Cultivation, Fresh-keeping and Residue Reutilization”. Easily affected by natural elements in simple greenhouses, the edible fungi exhibits unsteady growth, with unguaranteed quality and exceeded use of pesticide residues. The program aims to address the above problems and resorts to factory cultivation. It not only realizes annual continuous cultivation, but also saves human labor.
Yu spoke highly of SASI’s improvements in research platform, innovation capabilities and technical transfer.