A Chinese agricultural research institution is specialised in cultivation and management of deciduous fruit trees and small berries in China. According to their business development requirement, they want to establish further large-scale international cooperation with European partners. They are seeking germplasm utilization, vegetable breeding, and apple tree rootstock breeding technology from European market. Potential cooperation could be via a technical cooperation agreement.
This Chinese agricultural research institution was established in 1978 with 7 institutes including vegetables institute, fruit & tea institute, biotechnology research institute, crop sciences institute, plant protection institute, flowers institute, quality standards and testing technology institute. There are 148 professional employees in its 48 senior technical positions, 14 with Ph.D. and 16 with master degrees.
The institution is specialised in vegetable breeding: breeding and cultivation techniques of cabbages, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, radishes, watermelons, melons, common beans and other vegetables. It is also good at pomology breeding: breeding assisted by molecular markers of stunted rootstock of apples; breeding of apples, peaches, large cherries, tea trees, etc. The institution also involves study on cultivation and management of deciduous fruit trees and small berries in North China.
This organization belongs to the municipal integrative agricultural scientific research organization with responsibility for carrying out both basic and applied research, as well as research into new technologies impacting agriculture. It is dedicated to overcoming a broad range of challenges impacting agricultural development and supporting the local rural economy development. It also plays an important role in developing agriculture and cultivating talents. The institute carries out scientific and technological demonstration and services to provide achievements and support for the development of agriculture and rural economy.
As an important regional agricultural innovation center, especially in vegetable breeding, fruit rootstock and biotechnology area, this institute undertook more than 300 projects and achieved 260 scientific and technological awards. 150 good varieties were released and promoted. In recent years, more than 40 research projects were supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China and other national funds. The research is focused on such aspects including molecular markers development of vegetable diseases and femaleness in cucumbers, cold tolerance screening in field pea, genetic contribution of wheat backbone parental line, powdery mildew in strawberry, radiation mutation breeding in potatoes,, storable and flavor quality improvement in tomatoes and male sterile breeding in pepper area.
According to their business development, they are seeking overseas vegetable breeding and fruit tree breeding technology from European market under a technical cooperation agreement.
- Type of partner sought: 1. Vegetable breeding technology: such as introduction and utilization of high lycopene tomato resources; selection of varieties of cucumber; heat-resistant fruit and disease-resistant varieties; selection and breeding of special pepper varieties suitable for cultivation; breeding techniques for three lines of pepper maturation; special potato resources processing introduction.
2. Fruit tree breeding and cultivation management: introduction and utilization of apple rootstock resources such as dwarfing, cold-resistant, drought-tolerant and saline-alkali resistant; introduction and utilization of peach rootstock resources such as dwarfing, resistant to gum disease and saline-alkali; mechanized planting technology for orchards in mountainous areas; fruit-fly control techniques for berries.
3. Quality safety and risk assessment of agricultural products: evaluation of nutritional quality and nutritional function of agricultural products; study on nutrition risk rating and recommended intake of agricultural products; research on new technology of detecting agricultural residue and heavy metal.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Chinese agricultural research institution is looking for European partners (institutions, universities or companies) who have advanced vegetable breeding and fruit tree breeding technology. The Chinese institution hopes to start joint research projects with European partners via a technical cooperation agreement.
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