University of California

Sidebar: China aggressively pursuing horticulture and plant biotechnology


Jikun Huang
Scott Rozelle

Authors Affiliations

J. Huang is Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing; S. Rozelle is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis, and Associate Director, UC Agricultural Issues Center.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 58(2):112-113. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n02p112. April 2004.

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Huang J, Rozelle S. 2004. Sidebar: China aggressively pursuing horticulture and plant biotechnology. Hilgardia 58(2):112-113. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n02p112

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