JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Deputy Director Huang Xiaoping of Jiangsu Finance Department and other delegates inspected Sihong on May 15, 2013. Relevant directors of Sihong County accompanied the visit.
The Sihong government has placed equal emphasis on ecological protection and farmer income increase, with an inclined support to industry development. In recent years, the county has witnessed a fast yet steady progress in social and economic development.
The delegation listened to the work report made by Sihong government officials and visited the local demo sites of JAAS. In the comprehensive test station in Wanggou, Chemenxiang, Director Chang Zhihzou of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment introduced to the delegates the technology system of crop straw comprehensive utilization. The test station in Wanggou, Chemenxiang is a typical display and demonstration to show the latest research results of JAAS, and the research was funded by Jiangsu Agricultural Science and Technology Independent Innovation Fund.
After that, the delegation visited the watermelon park in Wenying Town. Technically supported by Huaiyin Institute of Agricultural Sciences of JAAS and established in January, 2013, the park demonstrates the elite watermelon varieties, new cultivation techniques and at the same time embodies seeds and seedling, cultivation and technical training. The central area of the park covers an area of nearly 13.4 hectares. The park plays a positive role in technology extension, efficient agriculture promotion and farmer income increase in Xi’nangang area.