Institute of Crop Science, NARO

Rice Breeding Unit

We try to develop new rice cultivars. The main objectives are as follows:
1. High-yielding cultivars for use in the food service industry
2. Cultivars that could adapt to global warming
3. Forage rice
4. High-yielding materials (12t/ha)


Unit Leader

Takuro ISHII

Unit Members

Hiroyuki SATO Principal Researcher
Akitoshi GOTO Principal Researcher
Makoto KUROKI Principal Researcher
Kazuki MATSUBARA Researcher

Research Publications

  • Ando I et al. (2011) A new cultivar "Akidawara" with high yield, good grain appearance, and good eating quality. Breed Res13:35-41