JIRCAS Mail Magazine (English)(11)

JIRCAS Mail Magazine

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【JIRCAS Mail Magazine No.11 (October 2018)】
Published by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural  Sciences (JIRCAS)
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Dear subscribers,
The autumn season is in full swing in Tsukuba!
It is getting colder every day and the leaves have begun changing colors    from green to orange, yellow, and red, a phenomenon called “koyo” in  Japan.
Please enjoy koyo when you’re in Japan in autumn!

■Latest topics
●CIFOR delegation visits JIRCAS

■Events, seminars, workshops, and other information
●JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable  Development Goals (SDGs) and Contributions to Research and Industry”

●[2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers  (Japan Award)] Announcement of Awardees and 12th Commendation Ceremony

■Introduction of new technologies and research highlights
【Research Highlights (International agriculture, forestry and fisheries  research information) Fiscal year 2017】
●Estimation of nitrogen load to groundwater at a sugarcane monocropping  area in the Philippines

●Identification of a gene that promotes ammonium nitrogen (NH4+-N) take  in rice

●Evaluation method of root angle distribution at seedling stage in rice  (Oryza sativa L.)

●Overexpression of AtGolS2, an Arabidopsis galactinol synthase gene,  increases grain yield in rice under drought stress in the field

●pH adjustment of oil palm sap improves lactic acid fermentation

■Guidance publications
●JIRCAS Newsletter No.84 Sep. 2018
•3p. Bridging Agricultural Research Ties between Japan and Developing  Tropical Island Nations
Special Feature Articles (Introduction of Research Activities at TARF)
•4p. Reducing Fertilizer Input in Sugarcane Cultivation to Reduce  Nitrogen Loads to Underground Systems
•5p. Development of Countermeasures to Reduce Soil Erosion Using an  Artificial Sloping Field
•6p. Breeding of Tropical Fruits for the Southwest Islands of Japan  Using Genetic Resources at JIRCAS
•7p. Development of High-yielding Biomass Crops Using a Wild Relative of  Sugarcane
•8p. Genetic Improvement of the Indica Group Rice Variety and its  Applications
•9p. Introduction of Useful Traits into Rice by Transgenic Approach and  Genome Editing
•10p. Collaborative Research Institute

●JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly) Vol.52 No.4 October. 2018
〇Agricultural Environment
▲New Soil Maps of Japan based on the Comprehensive Soil Classification  System of Japan – First Approximation and its Application to the World  Reference Base for Soil Resources 2006
〇Animal Husbandary
▲Molecular Epidemiological Analysis of Salmonella enterica subsp.  enterica Serovar Typhimurium Isolated from Cattle in Hokkaido, Japan

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【Edited and published by】
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 11
Language eng