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Tadahisa Higashide

horticulturist

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.

Background

Higashide, Tadahisa was born on June 8, 1967 in Kaga, Ishikawa, Japan. Son of Higashide Tokihiro and Etsuko Higashide.

Education

Bachelor, Kyoto Prefectural University, 1990. Master of Arts, Kyoto Prefectural University, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Kyoto University.

Career

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

  • 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.

Membership

Member of Japanese Society Horticultural Science, Japanese Society Environment Control Biology, Hydroponic Society.Japan.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Jazz.

Connections

Married Yuko Anzai, October 10, 1993.

father:
Higashide Tokihiro

mother:
Etsuko Higashide

spouse:
Yuko Anzai