Our department consists of four educational courses: Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Biology, and Rural Economics. Freshmen will take introductory lectures in all the four courses, and an introductory seminar and practical lesson of each major course. Through the lectures and practical exercises on basic subjects, students will learn fundamentals of this department for their specialized studies.

Course of Agriculture

Students belonging in Agriculture course will learn agricultural science, technology, and management to improve the production and quality of cereals, legumes, vegetables, fruits,flowers, and livestock products for sustainable agriculture and human life. Agriculture course offers optional specializations in Field Crop Science; Horticultural Science; Animal Science; and Farm Work System & Management through combination of lectures, seminars, and practical works in genetics, breeding, biotechnology, physiology, nutrition, reproductive biology, and management.

Course of Forestry

Forestry course provides students with the integrated forest science, which consists of a variety of studies such as ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, wildlife,hydrology,informatics, geoinformatics, remote sensing, economics, policy, law,engineering,silviculture, forest and woody biomass utilization, natural disaster prevention, planning and management.

Corse of Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology course provides students with lectures, field studies, and experimental practices on Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Microbial Ecology to improve their basic knowledge and interest of this study field in agriculture. Through seminars and experimental programs for the specific research field, students complete their graduation thesis and give a presentation on their results.

Corse of Rural Economics

Since rural areas play a crucial role in providing not only food security but also non-tradable public goods, studying practical solutions to address policy issues faced by rural communities and people is of utmost importance. The Rural Economics course offers a wide range of subjects such as farm management, marketing of farm products, and the development of rural communities

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
Prof. T.Asao Autotoxicity of vegetables and its control
Prof. T.Ichinohe Evaluation of feed resources and feeding regimen of ruminant animals
Prof. Kazuhito Ito Genetic ecological study on pesticide-degrading microorganisms
Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem
Microbial energy production from waste biomass
Geoecological study on symbiotic microbes with plants
Prof. Katsuhisa Ito Depopulation and aging problem and promotion policy in rural area, Forest management for environmental conservation
Prof. Y.Ito Study on history of agricultural, fisheries and rural Problems in modern Japan
Prof. N.Inoue Farm management and group farming management
Prof. M.Ueno Studies on the expression of resistance in plant-microbe interaction
Prof. K.Ohta Morphogenesis and growth regulation of horticultural crops
Prof. J.Kihara Photomorphogenesis in phytopathogenic fungi
Prof. T.Kobata Crop physiology and ecology
Prof. N.Kobayashi Evaluation of plant genetic resources and application for breeding
Prof. T.Matsumoto Study on cultivation and physiology of fruit trees
Prof. R.Miyanaga Bee biology
Prof. T.Yoshimura Forest utilization, information technology, environmental education and international cooperation
Assoc.Prof. K.Akazawa Management and assessment of regional resources
Assoc.Prof. H.Ikeura Analysis of the scent of vegetables, fruits and flowers and study of the functionality of plant volatile components
Assoc.Prof. Y.Izumi Seasonal adaptation of insect
Assoc.Prof. T.Esumi Reproductive physiology of fruit trees
Assoc.Prof. M.Kadowaki Photosynthesis and dry matter production of crops
Assoc.Prof.H.Kawaguchi Forest productivity, Forest regeneration
Assoc.prof. M.Kubo Dynamics of riparian forest
Management of semi-natural grassland
Assoc.Prof. K.Kobayasi Analysis of functional morphology in rice
Assoc.Prof. K.Suyama Interaction between microorganisms and pesticides
Assoc.Prof. H.Tanaka Vegetative propagation by grafting in vitro and in vivo
Assoc.Prof. A.Nakatsuka Isolation and characterization of useful gene in plant
Assoc.Prof. T.Hashimoto Forest hydrology in mountain region
Assoc.Prof. Y.Mori Relation of growth and finance in agricultural management
Assoc.Prof. Y.Yone Forest mensuration and monitoring by using aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing. Forest management by using geographical information system (GIS).
Assoc.Prof. N.Yasunaga Role of Job Attributes in Farm labor Allocation
Assis.Prof. F.Adachi Crop and the growing environments
Assis.Prof. T. Shibuya Promotion of cultivation of flowers by control of light environment, improvement of fruit quality and enhancement of health functional ingredients, investigation of their mechanism
Assis.Prof. K.Shimizu Ecology of herbivorous insects feeding on myrmecophytes
Assis.Prof. S.Shiro Study on improvment of productivity utilizing the function of plant symbiont microorganism
Assis.Prof. S.Song Cellular biology of adipocytes, myocytes, and mammary epithelal cells in ruminant
Assis.Prof. S.Takada Study on the Structure and Management of Community-Based Rural Tourism
Assis.Prof. E.Takahashi Stand density control management in plantation forest Studies on dynamics of natural forest
Assis.Prof. Y.Nakama Agricultural Policies in Japan's postwar
Assis.Prof. S.Hayashi Characterization of herbicide 2,4-D degrading genes in soybean root nodule bacteriaBradyrhizobium spp.
Assis.Prof. R.Fujimaki Biomass production and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem
Full-time Contract Assis.Prof. K.Ujiie Crop agronomy, physiology and genetics