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First Outreach Meeting of Protected
Vegetable Cultivation Technology and Elite Varieties

<p>First Outreach Meeting of Protected<br />
Vegetable Cultivation Technology and Elite Varieties</p>

The First Outreach Meeting of Protected Vegetable Cultivation Technology and Elite Varieties was held on June 24, 2014 in Siyang, Jiangsu. The meeting aimed to improve the integration of JAAS research results and local vegetable production. More than 50 representatives from JAAS, relevant agriculture management sectors, enterprises and large farming households attended the meeting.

The attendants first went to Wolong Fruit-Vegetable Picking Orchard to observe the growth conditions of protected melons, solanaceous vegetables and beans, and over 30 watermelons, muskmelons, bitter gourds, towel gourds and pumpkins varieties of JAAS in Siyang Modern Agriculture Park. The vegetable varieties exhibited desirable performances in quality and yield, much better than most correspondents in Jiangsu and even China. Many vegetable enterprises ordered some varieties from JAAS on site.

During the seminar after the activity, VP Zheng made a keynote speech, in which he said that the activity provided a face-to-face opportunity for scientific research and practical production, for scientists and farmers.

Liu Lixin, director of Siyang Modern Agriculture Industrial Park, expressed his gratitude to JAAS for its consistent technical support.