Sustainability Report 2018
Munehide ISHIGURO, professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture
The application of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals has increased crop yields, but has caused environmental degradation. To continue to enjoy the bounties of nature, we must ensure that farming doesn’t adversely affect the material cycle and biodiversity. Professor Ishiguro and his colleagues have been researching a paddy rice farming method that enables efficient nutrient circulation̶ a method in which they till and weed between seedlings during about a month after transplanting. They aim to produce high-quality, high-yield rice while restoring and protecting biodiversity.
Inter-tillage weeding under way in a study field