Table-11 Latest Results of Research and Development Given High Expectation to

On-Farm Practical Use

CategoryDescriptionInstitutes








Technologies
responsive
to regional
needs








 
Hokkaido


 
(Cultivation technique)
Soil-borne disease prevention technique for
potatoes, which adopts the paper-tube style transplanting culture 
Hokkaido Agricultural Experimental Station

 
Tohoku


 
(Cultivation technique)
Between-stand sowing technique enabling three
croppings in two years of wheat and soybeans in
cold areas
Tohoku Agricultural Experimental Station

 
Kanto

 
(Cultivation technique)
Nematode disease prevention method by crop rotations of radishes, taro potatoes, and green soybeans
Agricultural Research Center
 
Tokai

 
(Cultivation technique)
Labor-saving harvesting control methods with simultaneous packing of strawberries
Shizuoka Agricultural Experimental Station
 
Western
Japan

 
(Variety)
New variety of Kyoho grape good at pigmentation even in hot districts
Fruits Experimental Station
 
Kyushu

 
(Variety)
Wheat variety enabling before-rainy season harvesting by early seeding
Kyushu Agricultural Experimental Station
 
Storage technologies

 
Fruit storage method of cold temperature and high moisture, enabling freshness to be preserved five times longer than conventional methodsFruits Experimental Station
 
Environmental
conservation technologies
Disposal method of livestock barn sewage at low running cost by using methane fermentationLivestock Experimental Station

 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

 

Table-12 Results of Genetic Modification Technology Highly Expected to Contribute

to Food and Environmental Problems

DescriptionExpected resultsInstitute or Country
Salt-resistant rice
 
Increased production (Planting in unworkable soilNagoya University (Japan)
 
Rice cultivable in alkaline soil
 
Increased production (Planting in unworkable soil)Tokyo University and others (Japan)
 
Rice with enhanced photosynthetic capacityIncreased production (Increased yield)
 
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan)
β-carotene contained rice
 
Improved malnutrition in developing countriesSwitzerland (EU)
 
Rice with low allergens
 
Improved nutritional aspects of allergic patientsPrivate company (Japan)
 

 Source: The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries