NARO Research Prize 2018

The NARO Research Prize is awarded annually to outstanding research achievements with high social, economic and academic impacts from among the major researches of the previous year, in order to raise motivation of the research staff and facilitate the revitalization of various research initiatives at NARO. For FY2018, seven researches have been selected and the awarding ceremony was held on September 18, 2018.


Awardees

Yield increase in direct seeding by precise fertilization using harvest information mapping system

Hiroyuki SEKIYA (Central Region Agricultural Research Center)
Kazunobu HAYASHI (Institute of Agricultural Machinery)
Hirotake MIYAJI (Tohoku Agricultural Research Center)
Takafumi KINOSHITA (Tohoku Agricultural Research Center)

Complex irrigation management model for rice fields to increase profitability and decrease feed production cost by 30%

Masayuki SENDA (Western Region Agricultural Research Center)
Hiroshi FUJIMOTO (Western Region Agricultural Research Center)
Hidetoshi MOCHIZUKI (Western Region Agricultural Research Center)

Generation of blue chrysanthemums

Naonobu NODA (Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)
Ryutaro AIDA (Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)
Satoshi YOSHIOKA (Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)
Mitsuru DOUZONO (Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)

Link to the Research Paper
Generation of blue chrysanthemums by anthocyanin B-ring hydroxylation and glucosylation and its coloration mechanism

Development of an effective water distribution management control using ICT

Tetsuo NAKAYA (Institute for Rural Engineering)
Atsushi NAMIHIRA (Institute for Rural Engineering)
Soji SHINDO (Institute for Rural Engineering)
Hiroyuki TARUYA (Institute for Rural Engineering)

Link to the Press Release
Development of an effective water distribution management control using ICT

Production of gluten-free 100% rice flour bread

YANO Hiroyuki (Food Research Institute)

Construction and realization of breeding system of genetically modified silkworms in sericulture farm

Natuo KOMOTO (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences)
Shuichiro TOMITA (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences)
Tetsuya IIZUKA (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences)
Isao KOBAYASHI (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences)

Link to the Research Paper
Development of gluten-free rice bread: Pickering stabilization as a possible batter-swelling mechanism

Provision of soil data by web-based soil digital map

Yusuke TAKATA (Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
Yuji MAEJIMA (Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
Kazunori KOHYAMA (Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)

Link to the Research Paper
Web accessible digital soil map of Japan is now open

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