We had the 9th rice harvesting at “ Aso Fountain Rice Terrace!

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the 9th rice harvesting was carried out at a terraced rice field in Aso Fountain Rice Terrace . President Kai said, “I was worried about the landing of Typhoon No. 19, but I am very happy to be able to harvest rice safely.”

①稲刈り甲斐理事長挨拶

Following the greetings of Fukushima Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Manager of Kumamoto Prefecture and Mayor Sato of Aso City, we held a sickle ceremony.

②鎌入れ式②

It is the growth situation of rice just before cutting.

③刈り取り直前の稲P1240734

Hand-cutting, lacing, and hanging-drying work are performed smoothly.

④稲刈りP1240700

Tokai University Faculty of Agriculture participated again this year.

⑤東海大学P1240724

Aso’s rice crop index was 91 “bad” due to low temperatures and lack of sunshine. You can see how the hanging poles, which usually have a double stack, are left partially exposed. The yield this year was 7 bales (420 kg) per piece.

⑥かけぼしP1240756

Next year will be the 10th rice planting and rice harvesting, so we plan to make a commemorative plan.

 

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