Tadahisa Higashide, Japanese horticulturist. Recipient Vegetable Public award, American Society Horticultural Science, 2010; Kato Bio-science fund. fellowship, Science and Technology Agency, 1996, 1998. Member of Japanese Society Horticultural Science, Japanese Society Environment Control Biology, Hydroponic Society.Japan.
Researcher National Research Institute Vegetables, Ornamental plants and Tea, Ministry Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Taketoyo, 1992—2002. Senior researcher, national agricultural Research.cCtr. Western region, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Zentsuji, Japan, 2002—2006, Research fellow, 2006, senior researcher, national institute vegetables and tea science Taketoyo, Japan, since 2009.
Guest researcher Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2007—2008.
Achievements include research in physiological and morphological changes over the past 50 years in yield components in tomato, light interception by tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum). Research in prediction of tomato yield on the basis of Solar radiation before Anthesis under warm greenhouse conditions. Research in forcing culture of blueberry grown in a container using a hydroponics system suitable for use in hilly and mountainous areas.
Development of closed, cost- and energy-saving hydroponic system for hillside tomato production.
1992 - 2002
2002 - 2006
2007 - 2008