Potato Germplasm Enhancement Laboratory

Obihiro Univerisity of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
West 2-11, Inada, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan

Our visits

Hokkaido University (September 25, 2017)
K. H. and R. S. attended the seminar given by Dr. Mitch McGrath (Michigan State University, USDA, ARS)

Versailles, France (July 7-17, 2017)
R. S. attended the 20th European Association for Potato Research Triennial Conference.

Nagoya University (March 28-31, 2017)
K. H. and R. S. attended the 131st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Breeding.

Shari (March 23, 2017)
K. H. and R. S. experienced a cyst nematode resistance assay at JA Shari.

Sapporo (December 6, 2016)
K. H., R. S., and H. Sasaki attended Potato Forum 2016. K. H. reported this year´s progress in pre-breeding.

Kunneppu (November 15, 2016)
R. S. attended the ceremony of the 50 years anniversary of Kunneppu Potato Growers Association.

Sapporo (February 2, 2016)
K. H. attended a meeting on white cyst nematodes.

Sapporo (December 21, 2015)
K. H., R. S., and Meki S. Muktar attended Hokkaido Division meeting of The Phytopathological Society of Japan. Meki gave a presentation, entitled "Combining comparative transcript profiling with association and linkage mapping to detect SNP markers diagnostic for disease resistance in potato".

Sapporo (December 8-9, 2015)
K. H., R. S., and H. Sasaki attended Potato Forum 2015. R. S. reported this year´s progress in pre-breeding.

Europe (November 28 - December 6, 2015)
As one of Japanese delegate for exploration of Globodera pallida, K. H. visited HZPC Holland B.V. and NAK, Emmeloord, in The Netherlands (Nov. 30), Germicopa Breeding Station, Chateauneuf-du-faou, in France (Dec. 2), and SASA, Edinburgh (Dec. 3) and The James Hutton Institute, Dundee (Dec. 4) in Scotland.

Sapporo (October 29, 2015)
K. H. attended a meeting on white cyst nematodes.

Tokyo (October 21-24, 2015)
K. H. and R. S. visited our sponsors, Kewpie Corp. (Oct. 21), KENKO Mayonnaise Co., Ltd. (Oct. 22), and R&D Center of Calbee Inc. (Oct. 23).

Sapporo (October 7, 2015)
K. H. and R. S. attended a discussion meeting of Hokkaido Potato Growers Association.

Nakashibetsu, Shari, Kitami, Shihoro, and Sarabetsu (July 27-28, 2015)
Kamikawa, Bifuka, and Furano(July, 30-31, 2015)
K. H. and R. S. went to see field trails of breeding lines.

Central Agr. Exp. Sta. (Naganuma) and Kuchan (July 7-8, 2015)
K. H. and R. S. went to see field trails of breeding lines.

Kunneppu (March 24, 2014)
K. H. and R. S. attended Kunneppu Potato Seminar 2015. R. S. and K. H. gave presentations, entitled "Resistance breeding in potato" and "Nature of potato", respectively.

Makubetsu (February 13, 2015)
K. H. and R. S. visited Orikasa Farm to discuss a possible collaboration on late blight resistance breeding.

Sapporo (December 9-10, 2014)
K. H., R. S., and H. Sasaki attended Potato Forum 2014. R. S. talked about German potato genomics research as an invited speaker.

Kobe (October 25-27, 2014)
After the Nagasaki trip, R. S. visited Mananjo area in Sasayama to sample late blight-infected leaves.

Nagasaki (October 20-25, 2014)
K. H. and R. S. visited fall-season potato cultivation areas at Shimabara, and visited the potato breeding station of Nagasaki Agricultural and Forestry Technical Development Center at Aino (October 23). Then, we visited the headquarters of Nagasaki Agricultural and Forestry Technical Development Center at Isahaya and gave presentations (October 24).

Europe (July 5-20, 2014)
K. H. and R. S. attended the EAPR 2014 meeting in Brussels (July 7-11). R. S. gave an oral presentation there. K. H. visited Drs. G. Ramsay and G. Bryan at The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland (July 14-15). R. S. visited Dr. C. Gebhardt at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany and did some experiments (July 11-15). Then, K. H. and R. S. visited Prof. R. Visser at Wageningen University on July 17 (K. H. gave a presentation) and visited Solynta on July 18.

Sapporo (June 2-3, 2014)
K. H. and R. S. met Dr. N. Furuichi (Niigata University) at 2014 Annual Meeting of the Phytopathological Society of Japan held at Sapporo Convention Center.

Kobe (May 28-31, 2014)
K. H. and R. S. visited Kobe University (May 28), Food Resources Education and Research Center, Kobe University (May 29), and Mananjo area in Sasayama (May 30).

University of Wisconsin, USA (April 13-20, 2014)
K. H. visited Madison campus (April 14 & 15), Hancock Agricultural Experiment Station (April 16), Rhinelander Agricultural Experiment Station (April 17) and US Potato Gene Bank (April 18).

Portici, Italy (March 19, 2014)
R. S. visited Potato Breeding and Genomics Lab, University of Naples “Federico II“, Italy.

Tokachigawa, Obihiro (February 25, 2014)
K. H. attended Seed Potato Cultivation Technology Workshop as an invited speaker.

Tokyo (February 6, 2014)
K. H. attended New Varieties Industrialization Workshop as an invited speaker.

Getersleben, Germany (January 24, 2014)
R. S. visited Research Chromosome Structure and Function Group (Dr. Andreas Houben), Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) and gave a presentation “Ploidy manipulation in potato”.

Sapporo (December 6, 2013)
K. H. attended Potato Forum 2013 as an invited speaker.

Rostock, Germany (November 14, 2013)
R. S. visited GroßLüsewitzer Kartoffel-Sortimente der IPK-Genbank (GLKS) and gave a presentation “Evaluation of Cytoplasmic Genome Diversity”.

Hannover, Germany (November 10-11, 2013)
R. S. attended Agritechnica.

Poland and Germany (August 9 to 21, 2013)
K. H. and R. S. visited the Mlochow Research Center and Potato Breeding Zamarte Ltd. of the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute in Poland and Bohm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion OHG (BNA) in Germany. Then, K. H. visited Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany.

Germany (May 22, 2013 to March 25, 2014)
R. S. stayed at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany and worked as a Gust Scientist with Dr. Christiane Gebhardt.


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Visitors

(Since August 1, 2013)

September 27, 2017. Dr. Mitch McGrath (Michigan State University, USDA, ARS) and Dr. Kazunori Taguchi (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, Memuro)
September 27, 2017. Kosuke Aiba and Satoko Totsuka (Kewpie Corp.)
August 29, 2017. Eight committee members for Potato Forum
July 28, 2017. Shin Matsugi and Satoshi Ogata (Panasonic Corporation)
July 27, 2017. S. Kawasaki (Calbee, Inc.)
July 24, 2017. Masashi Kawabe and Kazuyoshi Uwada (Stabilization Fund Association of Hokkaido Potato Production)
July 22, 2017. Takahiro Nishimori (Kunneppu Potato Growers Association)
June 23, 2017. Mutsu Takahashi (Simplot Japan)
June 22, 2017. Y. Ueda (JA Hokkaido Chuokai)
February 14, 2017. T. Nishida (KENKO Mayonnaise Co., Ltd.) and five members of Tanaka Farm
February 13, 2017. M. Matsuo (Calbee, Inc.)
January 19, 2017. S. Itoh, A. Goto and S. Kawasaki (Calbee, Inc.)
December 16, 2016. M. Matsuo (Calbee Inc.) and Dr. Shuji Urakawa and Dr. Ayumi Nakatsubo (Yamagata University)
December 8, 2016. H. Uemura and M. Tsuyama (Calbee Potato Inc.)
November 14, 2016. I. Habe and Y. Sakamoto (Nagasaki Agricultural and Forestry Technical Development Center)
November 12, 2016. M. Matsuo and S. Kawasaki (CALBEE, Inc.)
September 13, 2016. Omer Badi Mohammed (Tottori University), Annette Mongina Nyangaresi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Martin Oyoo Omondi (Kagawa University), Kaoru Ninomiya (Calbee Inc.), Takahito Iwabuchi (Calbee Inc.), and Hiroyasu Sato (Calbee Potato Inc.)
August 25, 2016. Dr. Paul Bethke (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. Horticulture, USDA, ARS)
August 8, 2016. Dr. Aurelie M. Rakotondrafara (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. Plant Pathology)
August 2, 2016. S. Kawasaki (CALBEE, Inc.)
July 17-28, 2016. Dr. Christiane Gebhardt (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany)
July 6, 2016. Mr. Takeshi Nishida (KENKO Mayonnaise Co., Ltd.)
June 3, 2016. Mr. Takahisa Ozawa, Mr. Satoshi Ogata, and Mr. Yuuichi Inaba (Panasonic Corporation)
May 26, 2016. Mr. Akihisa Suzuki (JA Hokkaido Chuokai, Kitami) and Mr. Nobuyuki Munekata (Hokuren, Kitami)
May 11, 2016. Prof. Jiwan Palta (Dept. Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
April 12, 2016. Mr. Etsuo Shimosaka and Mr. Seiji Tamiya (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, Memuro)
April 11, 2016. Dr. Mitsunori Kayano and Dr. Jun Kasuga (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
February 25, 2016. Eisuke Tasaki, Takeshi Nishida, and Satoshi Yamaguchi (KENKO Mayonnaise Co., Ltd.)
February 24, 2016. Katsuji Saitou, Mai Itou, and Yuuta Sasahara (Kiyosato Branch, Abashiri Agricultural Extension Service Center)
February 19, 2016. S. Kawasaki (CALBEE, Inc.)
February 17, 2016. Mr. Takahisa Ozawa and Mr. Satoshi Ogata (Panasonic Corporation)
January 25, 2016. A group of 11 seed potato growers (JA Tokachi-Ikedacho)
September 12, 2015. Mr. Hirofumi Kita (Yubari Tsumura), Mr. Masayoshi Hakusui (Tsumura & Co.), and Dr. Motoyuki Mori (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, Memuro)
August 21, 2015. A group of 11 members (Hokkaido Seed Potato Association)
June 23, 2015. A group of 26 growers (JA Kitamirai, Kunneppu)
April 15, 2015. Ms. Kaoru Ninomiya and Mr. Kazuhito Kondo (Calbee Inc.), Mr. Cem Kondok (PepsiCo Services Asia Ltd.), and Mr. Ryo Tsutsumi (PepsiCo Japan Co., Ltd.)
April 6, 2015. Dr. Shoujirou Ikeguchi (Obihiro Branch, HOKUREN Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives)
March 13, 2015. Mr. Shigeru Sato, Ms. Satoko Totsuka (Kewpie Co.), Dr. Takehito Ueoka (Kewpie Jyozo Co., Ltd.) and Mr. Hiroshi Nakamura (Deria Foods Co., Ltd.)
February 10, 2015. Mr. Hiroyuki Uemura (Calbee Potato Inc.)
January 13, 2015. Mr. Kouichirou Mikami (HOKUREN Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives)
December 25, 2014. Dr. K. Asano (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, Memuro) and H. Ozaki (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
November 12-13, 2014. Drs. Jiwan Palta, Amy Charkowski, Shelley Jansky, Paul Bethke, David Spooner, Denis Halterman, John Ferrick, and Shinya Ikeda (Delegation from the University of Wisconsin, Madison)
September 9, 2014. M. Aki and S. Kawasaki (CALBEE, Inc.)
August 22, 2014. Dr. Kazuyuki Mori and Wataru Watanabe (Nagasaki Agricultural and Forestry Technical Development Center), and Yasuo Kodama (Kagoshima Agricultural Development Center)
August 22, 2014. Masahiko Matsuo
July 28, 2014. Dr. S. Niikura (Tohoku Seed Co., Ltd.)
July 23-24, 2014. Dr. Yasuko Yoshida (Kobe University)
May 8, 2014. S. Itoh, M. Aki and S. Kawasaki (CALBEE, Inc.)
April 8, 2014. Dr. J. Kasuga (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
April 7, 2014. Dr. K. Asano (Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center)
February 26, 2014. Mr. K. Kobayashi and Ms. S. Totsuka (Kewpie Corp.), H. Shutoh (Deria-Foods), and Mr. J. Sado (Corporation Hokkaido Sanshou)
January 10, 2014. Mr. Isamu Yamanaka (Tokachi Nokyoren)
January 9, 2014. Mr. Norihiro Sasaki (HOKUREN Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives)
November 7, 2013. Prof. Takeo Harada (Hirosaki University)
August 1, 2013. Dr. Kazuyuki Mori (Nagasaki Agricultural and Forestry Technical Development Center)


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