Our activity to support field research
The Experiment Farm belongs to, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University. The Experiment Farm in Sapporo occupies 58 ha arable field where is located in two places in Sapporo campus (First Farm / about 35 ha, and Second Farm / about 23 ha).
Yoichi Orchard, the branch of the Experiment Farm, is located in the Yoichi town, where is a distance of about 60km from Sapporo. The cultivated acreage of the Yoichi Orchard is a 5.7 ha.
Our Organization is composed of five faculty members (two professors, one associate professor, and two assistant professors) and technical staff of 22 persons.
The location at the main campus allows the Experiment Farm to be an advantage in to promote interdisciplinary research with every faculty in Hokkaido University. Especially, the Experiment Farm can support education and research in Faculty of Agriculture (School of Agriculture / Graduate School of Agriculture / Research Faculty of Agriculture).
For graduate education, faculty members belong to the course in Agro-ecosystem Science, Division of Biosphere Science, the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences. We are conducting educational research by evaluating and improving biological resources, and developing management techniques for sustainable agricultural production, and contributing energy production in agriculture sector.
- Dairy production research facility (barn, metabolism measurement chamber, bio-gas plant, etc.)
- Pig and poultry production research facility (piggery, poultry house)
- Agri-Food Center (processing facilities of agricultural products and livestock products)
- Horticultural facility
- Sericulture room
Crop acreage (2012)
Vegetables and Fruit Trees (Sapporo)
(tomato, strawberry etc. )
(apple, pear etc.)
Field of feed for cattle and pigs
Livestock herd size (2013)
|Cattle||lactating dairy cow||dry cow||heifer||other||Total 44|