The Laboratory of Plant Production Science provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in fields related to the qualitative and quantitative improvement of plant production based on expertise in plant physiology, ecology, and genetics as well as soil science. Th goal is to teach how to achieve a sound material cycle and ensure local resource management.
This course aims to cultivate talent capable of laying the foundations for agricultural and livestock business by helping students develop knowledge and skills in soil management for better crop production, in the breeding and cultivation of cash crops and feed crops, in pest control, and in grassland uses.
Degree: Master of Agriculture
KATO KiyoakiThemeIdentification of cooked rice ingredients for strengthening health functionalities and elucidation of genes controlling component quantities
FieldGenetics, Plant breeding, Plant genomics
HIRATA MasahiroTheme1)Study of milk culture in the Afro-urasian Continent
2)Study of milk culture in Japan
3)Elucidation of the significance of milk culture in the human history
4)Study of flock management and subsistence of pastoralists in arid areas
5)Regional revitalization through dairy farming
6)Study of forest ecology and forest restoration in the urban park "Obihiro no Mori"
FieldCultural anthropology, Rangeland ecology
TANI MasayukiThemeResearch to achieve sustainable production and supply of high-quality and safe foods by bringing out the best in soils and abilities of plants into full play
FieldSoil Chemistry, Pedology, Integrated Plant Nutrient Management
KASUGA JunThemeWinter freezing adaptation mechanism of plants
FieldPlant physiology, Plant ecophysiology
ONISHI KazumitsuThemeSearch and identification of useful genes of spelt and its utilization in breeding
FieldPlant breeding, Plant genetics
AKIMOTO MasahiroThemeIntroduction of new crops to Tokachi region and development of new cultivation methods
FieldCrop Science, Agronomics, Grassland Science, Plant Breeding Science, Ecolocigal Genetics, Evolutional Ecology, Plant Genetic Resources