JIRCAS Mail Magazine, No. 53 (March 2024) Vishwanath Sah March 29, 2024

JIRCAS Mail Magazine, No. 53 (March 2024)

Nominations Open for 2024 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)

The prestigious Japan Award is now accepting nominations for candidates under the following criteria:

  • Those who have shown outstanding performance in research and development in developing regions.
  • Those who have made outstanding research achievements with potential for future technological innovation.

Recipients will receive a certificate of recognition and an incentive award of US$5,000.

We invite you to nominate your colleagues who you believe exemplify these criteria.

For more information, please click here.

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New Technologies and Research Outputs

  • Shallow sub-surface drainage constructed with “Cut-soiler” mitigates soil salinity In the Hindustan Plain of northern India, where soil salinization is escalating, implementation of shallow subsurface drainage using the “Cut-soiler” method resulted in an 8% reduction in soil salinity after 4 months and a 32% reduction after 1 year and 4 months. For information on the “Cut-soiler” and application method, please click here
  • Clarifying the genetic diversity of Amaranthus tricolor ‘Hiyuna,’ a traditional Asian vegetable We have analyzed the genetic diversity of ‘Hiyuna’, a traditional leafy vegetable commonly used in Asia, and have generated a set of genetic markers and varieties useful for breeding. By using these markers, we expect to develop new ‘Hiyuna’, varieties with improved nutritional value, eating quality, and yield.

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