Division of Plant Science
Horticultural Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Fresh fruits and vegetables which have just been harvested are the best, but in reality we cannot help eating fruits and vegetables which have been through various distribution processes after harvest. Thus, in order to supply delicious fruits and vegetables to consumers, it is necessary to clarify not only the appropriate storage conditions but also the optimum harvesting time based on an understanding of the physiology through the growth and postharvest periods.

The laboratory of horticultural physiology and biochemistry conducts research into the physiology of horticultural products, utilizing biochemical and molecular biology techniques, leading to development of cultivation management, transportation and storage methods literally “From Farm to Table”.