TARF Holds the 46th Public Lecture on December 4, 2018

 

                                                                                             

TARF Holds the 46th Public Lecture on December 4, 2018

Overview

The JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) will hold the 46th Public Lecture on December 4, 2018 with the theme "Rice breeding by manipulating 'time'". As basic knowledge for cultivating rice plants that grow in accordance with seasonal changes, the lecture will explain the timing and season of flower bud formation, which determines whether a variety is an early or late bloomer, the time of flowering and fertilization of rice plants, and the mechanism that determines the "time" of flowering and fertilization. In addition, as a new attempt to manipulate the "time", the breeding of rice to accelerate the flowering time will be introduced.

46th TARF Public Lecture
 
 Date & Time: December 4, 2018 (Fri) 19:00~20:30                 
  Venue: Ishigaki City Health and Welfare Center, 2nd Floor, Audio Visual Room
  Title: Rice breeding by manipulating 'time' 

Contact Information

JIRCAS・Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF)
1091-1 Maezato-Kawarabaru, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-002
  Public Relations Officer:  ISHIKI Koshun
      Tel: 0980-88-6201、0980-82-2306 Fax: 0980-82-0614
      Email: pro-nekken@ml.affrc.go.jp

 

46th TARF Public Lecture


TARF conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of agriculture and the stable production of agricultural products in tropical and subtropical developing regions of the world. The public lectures aim to introduce some of its research activities to the general public in an easy-to-understand manner in the hope that the information will help the public understand the research activities and contribute to their daily lives.

This is the 46th TARF public lecture, which was first held in May 2007. In this lecture, "Rice breeding by manipulating 'time'", we will explain the basics of rice cultivation, such as the time and season of flower bud formation that determines the early and late growth of rice varieties, the time when rice flowers bloom and fertilization takes place, and the mechanism that determines the "time". As a new attempt to manipulate the "time", we will also introduce the breeding of rice to accelerate the flowering time of rice in order to avoid sterility caused by the intense summer heat. How does the rice plant, which always emerges and blooms at the same time of the year and season and is harvested after the panicle have all turned golden, sense the "time"? If you can understand the mechanism, you may be able to become an expert of rice flowering.

We hope that the research information from the TARF will continue to help rice growers in Ishigaki City in their production activities.

Title:Rice breeding by manipulating 'time'

Contents :・Time and season of flower bud formation
      ・Flowering time
      ・Mechanism for determining 'time'
      ・New attempts to manipulate the 'time'

Lecturer:SAITO Hiroki (Researcher, TARF)