Most of the topography in the jurisdiction is flat land around 17 m above sea level, the fields in the Tone River basin are gray lowland and brown lowland (high fertilizer retention and high productivity) in the alluvial lowland, and the upland field is surface rot kuroboku soil. (H3PO4 has a strong fixing force and needs to be applied a lot), and it seems that Yatsuda (a valley field that has become low in the hills) is scattered in the north and south between the plateaus. Since yellow cherry tomatoes dislike continuous cropping disorders, it is recommended to plant them in places where solanaceous vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and potatoes have not been cultivated for more than 3 years. Also, plant in a sunny and well-drained place. It seems that the original fertilizer is applied sparingly and the intention is to supplement it with additional fertilizer.
Bando City, which is under the jurisdiction of the same JA, is an area where tomato production is thriving, and was designated as a brand promotion production area in Ibaraki Prefecture in 2010. In addition, all members are certified as environmentally friendly farmer (as recognized by law) and practice environment-friendly agriculture, and they are working on the production of tomatoes that are particular about taste and have a very good reputation from the market and consumers. In early March 2022, the JA (Sakai Town, Sashima District) vacuum precooling facility was completed in the four districts of Sakai, Sowa, Sanwa, and Sashima within the JA jurisdiction. The vacuum precooling device installed in the buildings of each district such as the collection point seems to maintain the freshness of leafy vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, lettuce, and cabbage from March to November.
Amid the aging of the population and the decrease in the number of producers, in response to the scale reduction of vegetable production areas, not only labor saving in vegetable production but also utilization of idle farmland by village farming organizations and agricultural production corporations organized by JA will be carried out. It has become like. However, it is not common yet, and it seems that new efforts to maintain the scale of the production area are awaited. Under these circumstances, the JA seems to be expanding the scale of the production area by involving large-scale producers who were shipping outside the system to the processing department. In collaboration with large-scale producers, it seems that they are gaining popularity by performing primary cutting of vegetables such as cabbage at their own facilities. In August 2002, the three tomato subcommittees that had been in the jurisdiction were unified, and a new “facility horticulture subcommittee” was established. It seems that they are shipping under the brand name “Red Tomato Girl”. To reiterate, 20 people working on environment-friendly agriculture are based on Article 4 of the “Eco Farmer (Act on Promotion of Introduction of Sustainable Agricultural Production Method (Sustainable Agriculture Act)” enacted in July 1999. , The nickname of a farmer who submitted a “plan for the introduction of a highly sustainable agricultural production method” to the prefectural governor and was certified that the introduction plan was appropriate. It was selected from the applications submitted to the Environmental Conservation Agricultural Promotion Council (Chairman: Kikuo Kumazawa, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo). Currently, aiming to “designate a brand production area”, it seems that he is working with wisdom and effort while being affected by natural disasters.