According to the news from the Guangzhou Agriculture and Rural Bureau, the scientific research achievement "Integration and Demonstrative Promotion of New Varieties of Anthurium Industrialization Technology" completed by the Guangzhou Flower Research Center has recently won the first prize of the 2019 Guangdong Agricultural Technology Promotion Award. It is also the only first prize in the flower category in the province this year.
According to the introduction, the project has solved the variety and technological innovation problems of the "bottleneck" in the production of Anthurium andraeanum, and further increased the market share of new varieties and technologies of Anthurium. It further increased the market share of new Anthurium varieties and new technologies and played an important role in optimizing the structure of domestic Anthurium varieties, improving production quality, and enhancing the competitiveness of the Chinese Anthurium industry.
The project is mainly aimed at the problems of domestic anthurium production relying heavily on foreign varieties and the lack of unified guidelines for the production of seedlings and potted flowers. After years of systematic research and systematic organization, the Guangzhou Flower Research Center successfully selected and bred the “Xiaojiao”. "Chaotianjiao", "Fuxing" and other new varieties of Anthurium which are well received by the market with independent intellectual property rights. Besides, it has also researched and integrated the industrialization technology system for the new Anthurium varieties.
After years of demonstration and promotion, "Xiaojiao" Anthurium has been rated as a famous brand product in Guangdong Province and one of the ten most popular agricultural leading varieties in Guangdong Province (as the only floral achievement). "The Anthurium Potted Flower Production Technology" was rated as one of the top ten most popular agricultural extension technologies in Guangdong Province (as the only floral achievement), and has formed a well-known brand of “Guanghua” Anthurium, which is represented by “Xiaojiao” Anthurium. The brand has been promoted and planted on a large scale in 20 prefecture-level cities across the province. The import substitution rate of high-quality seedlings reached 60% to 70%, and the market share of new technologies reached 90%. The vast number of growers directly saved seedling costs by nearly 1.5 billion RMB, and directly added nearly 2.5 billion RMB in social and economic benefits.
In the past 20 years, the Guangzhou Flower Research Center has been committed to the research and demonstration of new flower varieties and new technology innovation. Up to now, the center has bred 58 new flower varieties approved by the Guangdong Crop Variety Approval Committee. At the 2019 Beijing Expo, the new flower varieties exhibited by the center won 71 awards, including 10 special awards and 16 gold awards. In 2020, "Xiaojiao" Anthurium won the "Golden Flower Award" for national potted flowers.
Next, the Guangzhou Flower Research Center will continue to increase the protection and utilization of germplasm resources, and strengthen the construction of various resource banks, and continue to carry out technical research on the "bottleneck" of flower provenance.