JST Revival Program Precision Agriculture
Field Test of Precision Agriculture System(JST Revival Project)
The agriculture in Fukushima area has received the serious damage by East Japan earthquake disaster, rumors related to collapse of the nuclear power plant, and a farmer’s aging, decrease in population of the area, etc. Therefore, it is an issue important for the future of agriculture of Japan to revive the agriculture of this area. When such a catastrophic disaster occurs, it is difficult to revive the agriculture in the conventional way, and introduction of the precision agricultural system using IT technology is expected. The introduction of precision agriculture system is integrative farm management which records the space variation of soil and crops conscientiously, and attains profitability and environmental preservation simultaneously. The development of the precision agricultural system compatible with such needs, and the actual field test which revives agriculture with the agricultural production legal personi of The field test has been doing in the paddy field in Yamatsuri-Town located in the mountain slope in Fukushima Pref.