Science of Biological Production
Students in this course will cover all of the steps in agriculture: from production to trade and marketing of products. They are requested to study or develop knowledge and expertise on plants, animals, and their products. On the basis of such progress and integration, they will create a new era in agriculture, not only from the technological but also from the economical point of view, through the following areas: development of new biological resources, genetic improvements of plants and animals used hitherto, improvements of the technology of plant culture, animal feeding, and product preservation and processing.
Outline of Major Chairs [Rengo-Koza]
This major chair covers a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from production to supply of plant products to consumers. There are three major disciplines under the chair, and their objectives are:
1) Plant production science, which covers fields such as crop and horticultural sciences, and plant genetics and breeding. Advanced
technology in genetic engineering, seed and sapling production, cultivation technology and biotechnology are its main objectives.
2) Science of plant product distribution, which covers postharvest technique and logistics of plant products. Research and education in a
series of scientific fields from harvest to supply for consumers are the main objectives.
3) Science of business management, which comprehensively covers advanced studies for productivity, profitability and sustainable
development and cultural advancements for business, rural, and national economies in conjunction with information sciences.
As the major chair covering the field of animal science, all disciplines in the chair are directed to research on animals, mainly mammals and birds, relating directly or indirectly to human welfare and life. By continuous efforts to give students newer scientific information and technology, the chair conducts high-level education for research in a wide variety of fields of animal science such as anatomy, physiology, genetics, development, reproduction, nutrition, management of livestock and grassland, and feed and product processing. Active use of biotechnology, including gene handling and information processing to increase the productivity of animals, is also a major concern.