Last Updated :2021/05/10

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Setouchi Field Science Center, Associate Professor

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
  • Master of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Animal production science

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Grassland Science
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science
  • Japanese Society of Farm Work Reseach
  • The Japanese Agricultural System Society
  • Japanese Society of Livestock Management
  • Kansai Animal Science Society

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to Field Sciences
  2. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Field Science
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Dairy Field Science
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Farm Practice
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introduction to Applied Animal and Plant Science
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory and Field Works in Applied Animal and Plant Science
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Practice Experiencing the Life Cycle of Farm Animals at All Seasons of the Year
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Grassland and Feed Science
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Life, food and agricultural education through experimental studies of dairy farming
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Food education for the university students of early childhood education through farming experience
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Animal Science and Technology
  13. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Animal Science and Technology
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Terrestrial Field Science I
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Terrestrial Field Science II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Mapping herbage biomass and nitrogen status in an Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) field using a digital video camera with balloon system, JOURNAL OF APPLIED REMOTE SENSING, 5, 20111114
  2. A preliminarily study for predicting body weight and milk properties in lactating Holstein cows using a three-dimensional camera system, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 111, 186-193, 2015
  3. Milk production, plasma metabolite profiles and mammary arterial-venous differences of milk precursors in early lactation cows milked at different frequencies by an automatic milking system, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 86(5), 499-507, 2015
  4. Distinguishing Cattle Foraging Activities Using an Accelerometry-Based Activity Monitor, RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, 66(3), 382-386, 2013
  5. Supplementation of the diet of dairy cows with trehalose results in milk with low lipid peroxide and high antioxidant content, JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 93(9), 4189-4195, 2010
  6. How low quality foods sustain high density sika deer (Cervus nippon) population in heavily grazed habitat?: Comparison of intake, digestibility and feeding activities between the deer fed high and low quality food, MAMMAL STUDY, 36(1), 23-31, 2011
  7. Evaluating a hand-held crop-measuring device for estimating the herbage biomass, leaf area index and crude protein content in an Italian ryegrass field, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 61(2), 101-108, 2015
  8. Soil solution nitrogen concentrations in a Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) and a tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) pasture under cattle grazing, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 57(4), 225-230, 2011
  9. Fermentation of Japanese black breeding cattle grazing on Zoysia japonica Steud. and temperete grass pastures, Japanese Journal of Grassland Science, 56(2), 131-136, 201007
  10. Effect of supplementation of soy sauce oil and Ca salts of fatty acids on rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in milk of dairy cows., Animal Science Journal, 82(4), 554-559, 201108
  11. Rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in the milk of cows fed high fiber diets added with dried distillers grains with solubles., Animal Science Journal, 84(2), 106-112, 201302
  12. Effect of shearing on physiological status and milk production of dairy cows in high ambient temperature during summer, Animal Behaviour and Management, 50(3), 127-136, 2014
  13. The effect of summer hot season on feeding, resting, and visits to the automatic milking system behavior of dairy cows without competition for feed banks, Animal Behaviour and Management, 51(3), 73-80, 20151017
  14. ★, A comparison of plasma glucose and oxidative status in lactating dairy cows in summer and autumn, Animal Science Journal, 87, 1212-1217, 20160121
  15. Spring growth stage detection in Italian ryegrass field using a ground-based camera system, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 62(3), 188-193, 2016
  16. Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and harvesting stage on photosynthetic pigments and phytol contents of Italian ryegrass silage, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 88(10), 1513-1522, 201710
  17. A simple visible and near-infrared (V-NIR) camera system for monitoring the leaf area index and growth stage of Italian ryegrass, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 144, 314-323, 201801
  18. Low-cost visible and near-infrared camera on an unmanned aerial vehicle for assessing the herbage biomass and leaf area index in an Italian ryegrass field, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 64(2), 145-150, 201804
  19. Effects of calving interval on milk production of dairy herd at Hiroshima University Farm, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho, 90(2), 111-120, 2019
  20. Effect of varying fermentation conditions with ensiling period and inoculum on photosynthetic pigments and phytol content in Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) silage, Animal Science Journal, 91(1), 1-7, 20191106

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Changes in soil nutrients and Italian ryegrass production during four years since start of reduced tillage, Yuzo Kurokawa, Kensuke Kawamura, Taketo Obitsu, Yoshimasa Tsumiyama, Teppei Yamaguchi, Shinji Kihara and Ryouhei Waki, 2019, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Society of Grassland Science, Hiroshima University