On the morning of June 5th, 2020, the signing ceremony of the agreement on the production and sales right transfer of new maize variety Jiyu 228 was held at the Institute of Cereal and Oil Crops. Director Li Yan of the institute and relevant members of the maize research center and General Manager Li Fei of Fengmancang Seed Co. Ltd. of Henan Province attended the event.
Jiyu 228 is an important achievement by the breeding team of Maize Research Center of Cereal and Oil Crops. This variety has got approval in 2019 for release in Huang-Huai-Hai summer maize planting area ( Authorized No. 20190286). The plant of Jiyu 228 is semi-compact, with plant height 274cm, spike location 109cm, high yield, wide adaptability, lodging tolerance, disease resistance, fast dehydration at late growth stage and is suitable for machine harvesting.
At the meeting, Director Li Yan introduced about the institute’s work of research and technical service. General Manager Li Fei expressed, Jiyu 228 has great marketing potential and the company will carry out a series of demonstration to promote its extension. At the same time, he hopes his company will take this opportunity to strengthen the cooperation with HAAFS.