JIRCAS Mail Magazine (English)(10)

JIRCAS Mail Magazine

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【JIRCAS Mail Magazine No.10 (July 2018)】
Published by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
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■Introduction of new technologies and research highlights
【Research Highlights (International agriculture, forestry and fisheries research information) Fiscal year 2017】
●Continuous application of rice straw compost increases rice yield and contributes to carbon sequestration in paddy fields in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

●Genetic variation of blast resistance in rice germplasm from West Africa

●Whole genome sequence of Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata) and development of a DNA marker for sex determination

●Topographical selection and sulfur application enable high grain yields in rice in currently unutilized floodplain ecosystems of northern Ghana

●Reinforcement technology that can be applied by farmers themselves using ground-cover plants for irrigation facilities in paddy fields

●Improvement of functionality of broccoli sprouts using slightly acidic electrolyzed water

■Guidance publications
●JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly) Vol.52 No.3 July. 2018


〇Agricultural Environment
▲Natural 15N Abundance Can Aid the Discrimination of Organic and Conventional Rice

〇Agricultural Economics
▲The Contribution of Agricultural Investments to Food Loss and the World Rice Market in Asian Countries

〇Information Technology
▲Identification of Paddy Rice Areas Using SAR: Some Case Studies in Japan


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Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Research Planning and Partnership Division
Information and Public Relations Office
1-1 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Date of issued
Creator Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
NII resource type vocabulary Article
Issue 10
Language eng