Quinoa is a miracle crop that grows even in the harsh environment near
Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat.
Why is it able to withstand such conditions?
Come see, touch, and hear about quinoa and discover its wonders.
Date: August 2 (Wed) and August 3 (Thu) 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Exhibition Corner, Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center AFFRC Secretariat, 2-1-9 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture
Admission is free, and no prior registration is required.
■ Latest Topics
- Senior Researcher Kashiwa Receives “Young Scientist Award” at World Soybean Research Conference
The results of a detailed genomic analysis of the pathogen that causes Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain in soybean, a problem in soybean production worldwide, have been recognized.
- P-dipping Rice Fertilizer Application Technique is Effective in Avoiding Flood Damage
P-dipping is a simple technique in which mud mixed with a small amount of phosphorus fertilizer is adhered to the seedling roots before transplanting.
This time, it was shown that this technique not only improved fertilizer use efficiency, but was also effective in preventing damage from flooding in the early stages of growth.
- Successful Identification of Key Compound for Biological Nitrification Inhibition in Maize
BNI compound from plant roots prevent soil microorganisms from converting ammonia to nitrate, allowing plants to effectively absorb ammonia from nitrogen fertilizers.
The discovery of the key BNI compound in corn is a step forward in developing corn that can reduce nitrogen fertilizer applications.
- Quick and Easy Estimation of Rice Yield by “AI Eyes” (external link)
Rice yield can be easily estimated by simply photographing rice plants with a commercially available digital camera or smartphone.
■ New Technologies and Research Outputs
The recipient of the “Young Scientist Award”, Senior Researcher Kashiwa, uses soybean in his research.
JIRCAS is also involved in various collaborative research on soybean in China, Latin America, and Africa.
Here are some outputs on soybean research featured in “Research Highlights (2022)”.
- Development of the new soybean variety “Sudou 27”
The new soybean variety has remarkable characteristics, including strong salt tolerance, high yield, and enhanced disease resistance.
It is expected to stabilize soybean production in areas with salinity problems.
- Development of a new soybean variety with high Asian soybean rust resistance
In collaboration with Argentina’s National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), a novel soybean variety named “Doncella INTA-JIRCAS” has been developed and officially registered in Argentina.
This variety was created through a crossbreeding process that strategically introduced three resistance genes to Asian soybean rust.
■ Call for Submissions
We welcome submission of articles on events overseas, timely local information, etc.
To submit an article, please include your affiliation, name (anonymous is OK), and the title of the article to email@example.com
■ Back numbers
■ Mail Magazine Subscription etc.
To sign-up, unsubscribe, or change email address, please click the here (with SSL support)
【Edited and Published by】
Information and Public Relations Office
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8686, Japan