On March 30, it was learned from the Hunan Provincial Department of Science and Technology that the Ministry of Science and Technology has approved to support the construction of a national salt-tolerant rice technology innovation center in our province. This is the first batch of three national technological innovations approved for construction in the agricultural sector in my country One of the centers.
The National Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Technology Innovation Center is led by the Hybrid Rice Research Center of our academy, united with Hainan University, Qingdao Sea Rice Research and Development Center Co., Ltd., Guangdong Ocean University, Jointly established by Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hunan Agricultural University, Sanya Nanfan Science and Technology Research Institute, Hunan University and Yuan Longping Agricultural High-Tech Co., Ltd. In accordance with the principle of”consultation, co-construction, co-governance, sharing, and sharing”, multi-party cooperation is implemented to implement the construction model of”headquarters, research centers, regional sub-centers, and test stations/bases”. Through cross-regional, cross-field, cross-disciplinary overall promotion and task coordination, rice heterogeneity utilization technology is organically connected with related fields and industries such as agricultural molecular biotechnology, saline-alkali soil improvement integrated ecological technology, and basic research, applied research and technological innovation are integrated, and The State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice and the National Engineering Technology Research Center of Hybrid Rice are closely connected to open and share innovative resources, and through financial social capital, industrial capital and the gathering of outstanding talents in related fields, build an overall efficient management and operation mechanism, and strive to build an international A first-class innovation platform for the research and development of saline-alkali-tolerant rice, cultivate a national high-end innovative talent team across the industry chain, conquer key core technologies of the industry, and create an innovative industrial cluster.
The National Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Technology Innovation Center will give full play to the innovative advantages of Hunan rice seed industry, focusing on the use of key technologies for salt-alkali-tolerant rice heterosis, and salt-tolerant germplasm Key core technologies such as functional gene mining and molecular breeding technologies, and supporting application technologies for new saline-alkali-tolerant rice varieties, build a first-class scientific research platform and R&D system, and form the source of major key technologies. By 2030, cultivate 10-15 new rice varieties with significant application value suitable for planting in different saline-alkali ecological zones, with a production capacity of 100 million mu nationwide, with a yield of more than 300 kg per mu, and spread to Southeast Asia and Africa Countries along the “One Belt, One Road” initiative will provide technical reserves for the implementation of the strategy of “reserving grain in technology and storing grain in the ground” to ensure national food security and ecological security.
It is reported that my country has 1.5 billion acres of saline-alkali land. Academician Yuan Longping has repeatedly stated that if rice can be planted on more than 100 million acres of saline-alkali land with rice planting potential, every year It is expected to increase the food production that feeds more than 80 million people. Initiating the cultivation of saline-alkali-tolerant rice varieties and core technology research, synergizing domestic and foreign superior innovation resources, and building a national salt-alkali-tolerant rice technology innovation center with a high starting point and high standards will promote the implementation of the”three high and four new” strategy in our province Build a high-level R&D platform for Hunan seed industry innovation and promote the high-quality development of the seed industry.