Horticultural Research Institute
1. Introduction
The Horticultural Research Institute of Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, established in 1934, located in Henggang, Nanchang County, covers an area of more than 20 hectares. It is a scientific research institution which is allocated by Jiangxi provincial level and is subordinate to the Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The institute is mainly engaged in the collection, evaluation and utilization of horticultural crop germplasm resources such as fruit trees, watermelon, melon and tea, breeding of horticultural crop varieties, breeding and cultivation, research and development of fruit storage and preservation and processing, and the demonstration and training of horticultural science and its technology. There are 25 scientific and technical faculty members, including 6 professors, 5 associate professors, and 7 assistant researchers. Research and extension interests are mainly engaged in fruit tree germplasm resources research and collection, evaluation and utilization, fruit trees regionalization, horticultural crop varieties breeding, introduction and utilization of breeding technology, varieties, plant diseases and insect pests prevention and control, fruit fresh-keeping and processing, science and technology training, and technology promotion.
Structural establishment There are 2 administration offices: administrative office and scientific & technology management office. There are 4 research groups, including citrus research group, watermelon and melon research group, deciduous fruit research group and tea research group. As for the construction of scientific and technological innovation team, we now have 6 scientific and technological innovation teams, including citrus, kiwifruit & grapes, melon, persimmon, tea and special fruit.
 
Scientific research achievements Since its establishment, the institute has won over 40 scientific and technological achievements at national and provincial level. Published 45 scientic & technological works and over 320 papers, held more than 100 training workshops.
Conditional platforms The Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plants Genetics and Physiology in Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanchang Liantang Henggang comprehensive experimental base, Demonstration and Extension base of foreign intellectual achievements introduced in Jiangxi Province, Training base of "one village and one product" of Jiangxi Province, and the Chinese National Fruit Germplasm Repository of Southeast Mountains (under construction), the Gao’an Comprehensive Experimental Base of the Horticultural Research Institute(under construction).
Foreign exchange and cooperation In recent years, we have collaborated and exchanged with domestic scientific research institutions, including Chinese academy of agricultural sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Hunan agricultural university, Hubei academy of agricultural sciences, Jiangsu academy of agricultural sciences, Fujian academy, Guangdong academy of agricultural sciences. We also have international communication and cooperation with the United States, Canada , Japan, New Zealand,and other countries.
 
  1. Current administrative leaders 
    Director: Dr. Yue Meiwang
     
    Associate director: Dr. Hu Zhongdong
     
    Deputy secretary and associate director: Zhu Fanghong
     
    3. Contact information
     
    Address: Liantang, Henggang, Nanchang County, Nanchang, Jiangxi
     
    Zip code: 330200
     
    Phone: +86-0791-85702437/85704288
     
    Fax: +86-0791-85702437/85704288
     
    E-mail: yuanyisuo2006@163.com




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