"Our company was established in 2003, with seedlings as its core business; it covers flower seedlings, fruits and vegetables, and potted flower seedlings. As far as flower seedlings are concerned, after more than 20 years of development, we have gained good popularity in China," said Ms. Wang Peihong, general manager of the flower sector of Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling.
"It can be seen that through continuous learning, the soft and hard power of domestic enterprises has been improved, as well as the facilities and equipment. The informatization and digitalization have been gradually enhanced. While constantly learning from foreign technologies, they are also constantly strengthening their own enterprises. For a long time, Yuanyi Seedlings has established long-term strategic cooperation with more than ten top flower breeders in the world, such as Syngenta, Dümmen Orange, Sakata, Benary, Takii, Danziger, and Floranova. The company continues to carry out the introduction, trial planting, and evaluation of new and excellent flower varieties at home and abroad and promotes more than 100 kinds of new and excellent flowers. Focusing on the three major elements of "provenance, ecology, and technology," we hope to build an internationally advanced nursery center, integrate highly automated production equipment and intelligent control systems, and combine standardized management to form a "green, ecological, efficient, and economical" production model. In 2020, our base in Chongming Island, Shanghai, also introduced a fully automatic seedling production line from TTA in the Netherlands, taking another step forward in the direction of digitalization and intelligence. At present, Yuanyi Seedlings has a total greenhouse production area of more than 40 hectares and 12 production bases, mainly located in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Yunnan, and other places. "
"Agricultural production needs to adapt to local conditions, as do varieties, which need to adapt to the local climate to grow better. We continue to carry out extensive cooperation with well-known domestic and foreign seed companies and constantly develop new flower varieties that meet market demand, especially focusing on colors, easiness of cultivation, strong comprehensive resistance, and long flowering period."
"As growers become more and more professional, the industry ecology is also undergoing some changes. We needed to do a lot of promotion and education work before. But now, growers can reflect more and more market feedback and also have more to do with seedling traders. Growers have higher and higher requirements for product quality and variety and are constantly looking for good varieties. They also hope to receive more support, not only in terms of technology but also in product application and marketing. For example, the needs of municipal engineering, flowers for scenes, and personal-use flowers are completely different, and growers hope to get professional advice. "
"An aging population, insufficient labor force, frequent natural disasters, and other factors will exacerbate the development of modern protected agriculture, and small seedling factories will face more challenges. Digital, intelligent, and factory-based seedling breeding is inevitable for future development. In addition to improving product quality, it can also be more accurate and save costs."
Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling Co., Ltd.