Meeting Agenda

Date: September 29, 2017

9:30-9:35 Opening Remarks
Dr. Tokio Imbe, President, NARO
9:35-9:40 Outline of the review process
Dr. Tomoko Nishida, Head, Office of Evaluation, Headquarters, NARO
9:40-10:10 Overview of Research Program
"Development of environmentally friendly approaches in plant protection for sustainable agriculture: Status and prospects"
Dr. Masaki Umemoto, Research Program Director
Director General, Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO (CARC/NARO)
10:10-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:45 Section 1 Present state of pest and disease management for Japanese crops
Chair: Dr. Nobuhiko Nakashima, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO (NIAS)

Project-1 Management of migratory insect pests in monsoon Asia and the quarantining of pests
Dr. Masaya Matsumura, Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, NARO
Project 2 Development of an assay system for plant pathogens and insect pests with resistance or tolerance to agrochemicals and associated management strategies
Dr. Tetsuro Shinoda, NIAS
11:45-13:05 Lunch
13:20- 14:20 Section 2 Environment and conservation control measures for diseade and pests in agricultural regions in Japan
Chair: Dr. Ikuo Kadota, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO

Project 3 Breeding of natural enemies of insect pests and effective methods of using indigenous natural enemies
Dr. Norihide Hinomoto, CARC/NARO
Project 4 Development of environmentally friendly sterilization techniques against soil-borne diseases and nematodes and an assessment of its effectiveness
Dr. Shinya Tsuda, CARC/NARO
14:35 -14:45 Coffee Break
14:40-16:10 Section 3 Near-term technologies for plant protection using biological functions and/or the properties of plants and insects
Chair:Dr. Mitsuyoshi Takeda, Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO
Project 5 New technologies for physical pest control using colored light or sound waves
Dr. Chie Goto, CARC/NARO
Project 6A Discovery of a plant resistance inducer with a new mode of action and development of new biological agents
Dr. Shigemi Seo, NIAS
Project 6B New chemical research for the control of insect pests using semiochemicals
Dr. Tetsuya Yasuda, CARC/NARO
16:45-17:10 Overall Review and Comments
17:10-17:15 Closing Remarks
Dr. Akihiro Sasaki, Senior Vice-president, NARO
18:30-20:00 Reception
Banquet Room "Ciel Blue", Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba
Corporate Number 7050005005207