Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, NARO

Pre-breeding Group

In Pre-breeding Group, we develop evaluation and selection methods for developing the breeding materials with new and distinctive traits in rice and vegetables.

Towards the development of rice cultivars

Improvement of seedling vigor under cold stress will contribute to development of new cultivars better suited to direct seeding. So far we have succeeded in greatly improving seedling vigor under cold stress by genetically enhancing "low temperature insensitivity" in rice.

Towards the development of vegetable cultivars

In order to improve storability of pumpkin cultivars, we develop a selection index relating to sugar metabolism system. In onion, we develop effective selection methods for the bulb shape by clarifying the mechanism controlling bulb development.

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Group Leader


Group Members

Midori YOSHIDA

Takami HAYASHI

Jun USHIKI

Kenji FUJINO

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