Dr. Guntur V. Subbarao, JIRCAS Senior Researcher, will speak at the TED2022: A New ERA to be held from April 10-14, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Subbarao’s research on BNI-enhanced wheat has garnered worldwide attention and won the Cozzarelli Prize for 2021 from PNAS and the National Academy of Sciences.
In this article, we present a summary of a letter to the editor of Nature Food from Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.
The introduction of tropical fruit tree varieties and technologies in response to global warming and other factors has the potential to make a significant contribution to future agricultural development and diversification of food and nutrition sources not only in tropical and subtropical countries but also in Japan. The JIRCAS Tropical Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) located on Ishigaki Island is taking advantage of the climatic and geographical conditions to conserve and evaluate genetic resources of tropical crops, develop breeding materials, and develop varieties and cultivation techniques for the Nansei Islands. We have recently published a manual and explanatory video on virus-free technology for domestic passion fruit growers.
508. Characterization of Partial Resistance to Rice Blast for Breeding Sustainable Resistant Varieties
507. Utilization of Nutrient-rich Leguminous Woody Plants to Improve Livestock Productivity in Southern Africa
Blood cockle is a marine bivalve mollusk of the Arcidae family that contains hemoglobin in its fluid, with the largest growing to about 5 cm in shell length. This species is common as a food source in Southeast Asian countries and is also cultivated. The main fishing grounds for this species are the estuarine areas where mangrove forests and mud flats are formed, and the surrounding shallow-water areas. This article presents a case study of mass mortality of blood cockle in a sowing aquaculture fishery in Thailand during the rainy season, and considers measures to stabilize production.
503. Altered Growth and Water-use Efficiency of Tropical Rainforest Trees Due to Climate Change Over the Past 50 Years