Jiangsu Engineering Research Center for Taxodium Rich. Germplasm Innovation and Propagation
Aiming at the
strategic demand of new tree species and technologies for the large scale afforestations of
wetlands, beaches and plains in the Yangtze River basin, southeastern coastal
and inland regions, the engineering research center's role involves germplasm
innovation, new variety breeding, stress resistance, propagation, silviculture and
wood processing of Taxodium trees. Based on the
collection and conservation of distinct germplasm
resources of Taxodium, the center focuses
on breeding new T. varieties 'Zhongshanshan'
endowed with the traits of water and disease resistance, salt and alkali
tolerance, fast-growing, good timber quality and fine ornamental shape, and
meantime dedicates to overcoming the bottleneck technologies for propagation,
cultivation and wood utilization of the trees. By building a new innovation
platform and promoting research capabilities, the center is endeavoring to push
forward the application of new qualified forest trees and the formation of new
industry chain for the wood processing , thus to realize the goal of gaining
both ecological and economic benefits described as “Clear waters and green
mountains are as valuable as mountains of gold and silver” .
The center has undertaken over 50 research programs assisted by provincial and national government department of Science and Technology. 8 national authorized varieties and 10 provincial authorized varieties have been registered. 9 patents and 5 industrial and local criterions have been developed. More than 100 papers and 1 monographic book have been published. The second prize of Jiangsu Science and Technology was awarded in 2013.
The team has totally 22 staffs , including 8
seniors, 6 intermediates and 2 junior titles, 6 graduate students.
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