By Toshiyuki Monma, Itsuo Goto, Takahisa Hayashi, Hidekiyo Tachiya, Kanju Ohsawa

This booklet summarizes the result of three years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and utilized study performed at once within the affected parts of Fukushima following the good East Japan Earthquake. It describes quickly and potent revival tools and applied sciences from tsunami and radiation damages, validated in the course of the collaborative efforts of researchers, scholars, neighborhood farmers, woodland proprietors, and municipalities accumulated lower than the Tokyo college of Agriculture East Japan guidance venture. inclusive of 4 elements, the 1st a part of the booklet offers an outline of the wear and tear and measures taken to beat them by way of the neighborhood municipalities and the Tokyo collage of Agriculture. the second one half offers info and result of agricultural restoration from the tsunami—for instance, tracking platforms, reconstruction types, and handy, reasonably cheap tools constructed for the recovery of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The 3rd half specializes in restoration from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. integrated are a variety of fundamental info got from box experiments and surveys, reports at the mechanism of infection, and the result of radical tracking, decontamination, and recovery thoughts played at this website. the ultimate half is a suite of reflections of neighborhood farmers, woodland vendors, and scholars who participated within the venture. the tutorial trials and mistakes recorded during this ebook are a useful contribution to catastrophe administration and restoration approaches. it really is written for a large viewers, now not constrained to researchers and scholars, but in addition for presidency and country officers, municipalities, agricultural cooperative employees individuals, and farmers.

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Based on the results of this soil analysis, the soil fertilization team came up with the following plan for assisting with farmland recovery. 1. Avoid removing the layer of tsunami sediment, and instead mix it into the original topsoil 2. Remove salt using rainwater and by increasing the frequency of wet tillage before planting 3. Use steelmaking converter slag to help remove salt and counteract the acid sulfate in the soil 4. 1 Recovering the Strawberry Greenhouses The team recovered the strawberry greenhouses as follows (Fig.

7 ha of paddy fields that had been restored, but it was like a dream come true considering the hopelessness we had felt the day after the earthquake and tsunami (Fig. 10). No doubt my feelings at the time had something to do with it, but that steelmaking slag rice was the best I had ever tasted in my life. On March 8, 2013, we held a presentation ceremony, formally accepting donation of a large quantity of steelmaking slag from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation to help us in our goal of planting 50 ha of rice during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year.

3 Greenhouses recovered with the students’ help (Photographs taken June 29, 2011) Fig. 4 Students earned the sincere gratitude of residents during their week in Soma student volunteers to help them with a number of tasks that included recovering the strawberry greenhouses damaged by the tsunami, helping to grow strawberries so they could restart strawberry production, and undertaking crop thinning to help the nashi (Asian pear) farmers who were unable to manage the work alone because they had lost their homes and farming machinery in the tsunami.

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