JaLCDOI 10.18926/fest/53218
Title Alternative Production and Shipment of Eggplant in Okayama Prefecture Focusing on the Eggplant Cultivation in Greenhouse in the 7th Division of the Kojima Bay Reclaimed Land
FullText URL fest_020_013_033.pdf
Author Furuta, Yuichiro| Ichiminami, Fumikazu|
Abstract  The main purpose of this study is to explain the production and shipment of eggplant and the management of farm households in the 7th division of the Kojima bay reclaimed land in Okayama prefecture. 10 pioneers began to cultivate eggplant in a greenhouse in 1969 and the number of farm households, acreage and shipment increased dramatically until the early 1980s. However, decline or stagnation trend has continued thereafter. Farm workers are often 50 years old or more, each farmer has cultivated eggplant, rice, two-rowed malting barley in family management by 2 or 3 persons. Work begins in July. Eggplant seedlings are planted in August, harvest begins in October and heating in November. Pest control is necessary throughout the year, but pesticide use has decreased in recent years. In order to suppress the occur -rence of the pests, workers use both the bunker crops like sesame and natural enemies like Amblyseius swirskii . However, because the prices of agricultural materials and fuel are recently soaring, the farm management of eggplant has become increasingly severe. We propose to expand the sales network by advertising and a more aggressive acceptance of new farmers.
Keywords eggplant greenhouse pest control farm management agricultural cooperative Okayama prefecture
Publication Title 岡山大学環境理工学部研究報告
Published Date 2015-03
Volume volume20
Issue issue1
Start Page 13
End Page 33
ISSN 2187-6940
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 120005572533