Crop Breeding and Cultivation Research Institute

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The Crop Breeding and Cultivation Research Institute of Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences was established in 1960. The institute has now 46 employees, including 41 scientific and technical personnel (22 senior researchers, 35 masters/doctors), is mainly engaged in high-quality, high-yield, disease-resistant rice, rapeseed, corn and other crop varieties, new combination breeding and related cultivation techniques, as well as research on agricultural product preservation processing and irradiation sterilization services.

Since the establishment, the institute has won 11 national-level science and technology awards and presided over 72 municipal science and technology achievement awards, including 12 first prizes, 25 second prizes and 28 third prizes for Shanghai Science and Technology Progress (Technology Invention). There are more than 150 varieties of cultivating grain and oil crops, and more than 10 varieties of Chinese trials; more than 50 national new plant variety rights and more than 40 national invention patents. In 2002, the institute was qualified as the top 100 research institutes of national agricultural and forestry. In 2006, the institute was qualified as  the top 100 research institute of the Ministry of Agriculture.

In recent years, the research institute has focused on agricultural science and technology innovation, constantly adjusting research content, and expanding new research fields. Our institute has advanced level in the research of high-quality hybrid japonica rice, canola, and waxy corn. Among them, the new series of double-low rapeseed in Shanghai oil series is planted in large areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Hybrid rice has become the main variety in the suburbs. The promotion area of new varieties of high-quality conventional rice and fresh corn has been expanded year by year to optimize the structure of crops and increase the efficiency of agriculture, which played an important role of the increase of farmers’ income.