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03. Research on Ginseng Production Environment and On-site Utilization
Research on Ginseng Production Environment and On-site Utilization
  • In response to climate change, increased international agri-food trade and high oil prices, groups in Agenda 14 are focused on the study of production environment and practical application of horticultural and herbal crops.

  • There are three topics:
  • 1) the cost reduction and productivity improvement in protected horticulture,
    2) assessment of global warming effect on crops and subtropical crop researches, and
    3) safe production of environment-friendly horticultural and herbal crops.
  • Protected horticulture industry is placed in the situation of increased heating and greenhouse material costs, labor shortage, farm scale enlargement and increased demand for environment-friendly agriculture. To develop technology for reducing production cost and improving productivity, researches are focused on heating and cooling cost reduction, environment-friendly hydroponics and micro-environment control, and disaster resistant and high productive greenhouse model development.
  • To address climate change challenges such as global warming, modified environment based will be created and physiological responses of crops and diseases on changed climate will be assessed. Future-oriented researches such as the construction of research facilities for climate change, agro-climatic zoning of horticultural crops, and prediction techniques for changes in crop production area are also conducted to cope actively with the changing environment and internal or domestic situation.
  • Increase in new diseases and pests due to global warming and abnormal weather also forces us to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic techniques by studying their ecology. Environment-friendly disease and pest control methods are needed for the expansion of environment-friendly agriculture and techniques for environment-friendly sustainable agriculture can reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by growing green manure crops. Therefore, research groups in Agenda 14 will also develop disease and pest monitoring systems and diagnostic techniques, environment-friendly disease and pest control techniques, virus diagnostic and resistance assessment techniques, and chemical fertilizer reduction techniques by using by-product of agricultural and stockbreeding products.
Research on Ginseng Production Environment and On-site Utilization