NARO Research Prize 2017

The NARO Research Prize is awarded annually to outstanding research achievements with high social, economic and academic impacts from among the major researches of the previous year, in order to raise motivation of the research staff and facilitate the revitalization of various research initiatives at NARO. For FY2017, seven researches have been selected and the awarding ceremony was held on September 22, 2017.

Awardees

Spring sowing and summer crop planting type of onion adapted in Tohoku and Hokuriku regions

Atsushi YAMASAKI (Division of Field Crops and Horticulture Research, TARC/NARO)
Hiromichi YAMAZAKI (Division of Field Crops and Horticulture Research, TARC/NARO)
Katsuyuki KATAYAMA (Division of Farming Systems Research, WARC/NARO)
Takafumi KINOSHITA (Division of Field Crops and Horticulture Research, TARC/NARO)

Sensory attributes of apple products enhanced with reconstituted ethyl esters that are aroma components of watercored apples

Fukuyo TANAKA (Division of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, CARC/NARO)
Keiki OKAZAKI (Division of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, CARC/NARO)
Miho TATSUKI (Division of Fruit Production and Postharvest Science, NIFTS)

Early maturing peach cultivar 'Sakuhime' suitable for cultivation in warm regions

Hideaki YAEGAKI (Division of Fruit Breeding and Genetics, NIFTS)
Yuko SUESADA (Division of Fruit Breeding and Genetics, NIFTS)
Yutaka SAWAMURA (Division of Fruit Breeding and Genetics, NIFTS)
Takashi HAJI (Division of Fruit Breeding and Genetics, NIFTS)

Lactic acid bacteria additives suitable for high sugar high digestible rice WCS preparation

Masanori TOHNO (Division of Animal Feeding and Management Research, NILGS)

Domestic rinderpest vaccine which became international standard

Takehiro KOKUHO (Department of Animal Disease Control and Prevention, NIAH)
Hitomi TAKAMATSU (Department of Animal Disease Control and Prevention, NIAH)
Kazuya TERUI (Department of Animal Disease Control and Prevention, NIAH)

Utilization of ICT in rice field water management

Kousuke WAKASUGI (Division of Facilities and Geotechnical Engineering, NIRE)

Development of Juvenile hormones (JHs) sensor

Toshimasa YAMAZAKI (Structural Biology Team, NAAC)
Zui FUJIMOTO (Structural Biology Team, NAAC)
Suzuki Rintaro SUZUKI (Structural Biology Team, NAAC)

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