NARO RESEARCH PRIZE 2019

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 FY2019, five researches have been selected and the awarding ceremony was held on September 24, 2019.

Awardees of NARO RESEARCH PRIZE 2019

1.Smartphone version of Disaster prevention support system for irrigation pond

Toshikazu HORI(Division of Facilities and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute for Rural Engineering)
Akira IZUMI(Division of Facilities and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute for Rural Engineering)
Daisuke SHODA(Division of Facilities and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute for Rural Engineering) Hiroshi YOSHISAKO(Division of Facilities and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute for Rural Engineering)
Press release link:
www.naro.affrc.go.jp/english/laboratory/nkk/press_release/smartphone/index.html

2.Scientific elucidation of strength mechanism of bagworm silk, stronger than spider silk

Taiyo YOSHIOKA(Division of Biotechnology, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO)
Tsunenori KAMEDA (Division of Biotechnology, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO)
Paper Link:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09350-3/tables/

3.Growth and yield prediction tool for horticultural crops

Tadahisa HIGASHIDE(Division of Vegetable Production System Institute, of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)
Dong-Hyuk AHN(Division of Vegetable Production System, Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science)
Takeshi SAITO(Agriculture Data Collaboration Platform Promotion section, Research Center for Agricultural Information Technology)

4.A high-yielding strawberry cultivar "Koiminori" with excellent fruit, longer shelf life and possibility of labor-saving cultivation

Kazuyoshi SONE(Division of Horticulture Research, Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center)
Minori ENDO(Division of Field Crops and Horticulture Research, Western Region Agricultural Research Center)

5.Auto-pilot Rice transplanter capable of high-speed and high-precision rice planting

Yuichi YAMADA (Department of Crop Production Machinery and System, Institute of Agricultural Machinery)
Osamu FUJIOKA(Department of Planning, Institute of Agricultural Machinery)
Video Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZxVm6QgLc8&list=PLW99yTRNzVkPpBMyGubqVY3TeqSurjusE&index=1

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