野菜茶業研究所

NARO Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science (NIVTS)

About NIVTS

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Our goal is to contribute to the development of Japan's vegetable and tea industries and promote tasty food and a healthful lifestyle by developing the following:
• vegetable and tea cultivars with high quality and productivity, and
• low-cost, stable, and high-yield production and supply system with a low environmental load.

Organization of NIVTS

Director-General・Director of Tea Research(Kanaya)・Department of Planning and General Administration(Ano, Tsukuba, Taketoyo, Kanaya, Makurazaki)・Senior Coordinator of Vegetable Research(Taketoyo)・Vegetable Breeding and Genome Division (Ano)・Vegetable Pest Management and Postharvest Division (Ano)・Vegetable Production Technology Divison (Tsukuba, Taketoyo)・Tea Research Division (Kanaya, Makurazaki)・Research Support Center(Ano, Taketoyo, Kanaya, Makurazaki)

Location and contact NIVTS

Headquarters

360 Kusawa, Ano, Tsu, Mie, 514-2392 Japan
Tel +81-59-268-1331,Fax +81-59-268-1339

Tsukuba Vegetable Research Station

3-1-1 Kannondai,Tsukuba,Ibaraki, 305-8666 Japan
Tel +81-29-838-8528,Fax +81-59-838-8528

Taketoyo Vegetable Research Station

40-1 Minami-Nakane,Taketoyo,Chita,Aichi,470-2351
Tel +81-569-72-1166,Fax +81-569-73-4744

Kanaya Tea Research Station

2769 Shishidoi, Kanaya, Shimada, Shizuoka, 428-8501 Japan
Tel +81-547-45-4101,Fax +81-547-46-2169

Makurazaki Tea Research Station

87 Seto, Makurazaki, Kagoshima, 898-0087 Japan
Tel +81-993-76-2126,Fax +81-993-76-2264

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About NIVTS Research

Development of a stable and high-yield production system for vegetables and tea

We are developing techniques to achieve a good balance between labor-saving, low cost, stable production, and also reducing the environmental load.

A large-scale greenhouse (aCreation of a manual for dealing with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus

Development of technologies for advance in consumer demand for vegetables and tea

We are developing technologies to maximize the competitive superiority of domestic vegetables and tea by taking advantage of their diversity and characteristics as food materials.

A new strawberry cultivar 'Tokun' with rich aroma and new tasteA new tea cultivar 'Sunrouge' with a high anthocyanin content

Research that responds to the needs of producers, distributors, and consumers

We are promoting practical research to solve the most important problems in vegetable and tea production, distribution, and consumption.

Non-destructive and precise estimation of tomato lycopene contentDevelopment of low-cost and stable production systems for leaf and root vegetables

Epoch-making technology research for the future

We are challenging in the field of basic and applied researches to develop a long-term view for the future of the vegetable and tea industries and, eventually, for all of Japanese agriculture.

Development of a new Chinese cabbage F1 cultivar 'Akimeki' with high resistance to clubroot by using marker-assisted selectionRelieving the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (Japanese cedar pollinosis) by drinking 'Benifuuki' green tea