Takashi Tanaka

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Evaluation of instability in crop emergence based on deep learning and spatial modeling
In crop production, emergence and establishment of seedlings is an essential step for subsequent crop growth and final yield. Unstable emergence of upland crops such as wheat and soybean are frequently occurs, particularly in farmers' fields, where environmental conditions (e.g., precipitation and soil) are difficult to control. To develop more efficient seeding practices stabilizing emergence, the factors causing unstable emergence should be assessed in large-scale farmers' fields quickly. This study aims to develop a model evaluating wheat and soybean establishment and soil clod size using UAV imagery and deep learning technique. The study further aims to facilitate understandings of factors related to unstable emergence using a spatial modeling.


As an agricultural researcher, I have been engaged in research with the motto of developing and disseminating technologies that are useful in the actual farming. I am very honored to be selected for the Inamori Research Grant, which has supported many excellent research projects from basic to applied fields.

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