Eco-friendly agriculture (satoyama and satoumi)

ABSTRACT The potential risk of a crop disease can be determined by considering the three components of the “disease triangle” that may combine to cause its occurrence: pathogen, host, and environment. An outbreak of a crop disease requires the presence of a virulent pathogen in sufficient...
ABSTRACT The biodiversity in rice paddies is influenced by factors such as the surroundings and farming methods employed but is also related to the rice yield and production costs. In 2013, a survey was conducted in Hualien County to determine the community structure of invertebrates in rice...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) are “dynamic mosaics of habitats and land uses where the harmonious interaction between people and nature maintains biodiversity while providing humans with the goods and services needed for their livelihoods,...
ABSTRACT In Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, farmers traditionally cover furrows in green-tea fields with grass (mainly Miscanthus sinensis and Pleioblastus chino) in the autumn and winter seasons. The semi natural grasslands from where this grass is collected are called Chagusaba. The results of...
ABSTRACT Labor intensive and periodical investigations are essentially required in the past for the evaluation of services and functions of ecosystem and its change, which resulted in much labor and time consumption with very limited frequencies. Currently, with rapid development of Information...