The cultivation of crops and horticultural products are, and will continue to be, fundamental to human survival and prosperity. The main educational and research fields of study in the Applied Plant Production Course are in southern Kyushu in a major agricultural production zone. Our research focuses on diverse cultivation technology, pest and disease control and the genetic improvement of plants. In addition, we conduct research in a variety of agricultural issues linked to environmental changes associated with global warming. The educational mission of this course is to educate students who can play an active role on a global scale as well as within local events.
The ultimate goals of the department are the development of a certain type of human resource. Graduates will have practical and applied skills developed through the acquisition of basic knowledge of crop and horticulture products. This will require learning diverse cultivation technology, pest and disease control and genetic improvement of plants. It will also involve developing professional knowledge and an understanding of the temperate climate typical of East Asia. Furthermore, in order to solve various agricultural issues due to changes resulting from global warming, we train students to maintain a wide field of view and instill international characteristics that may allow them to play a leadership role in the future.