Solanaceae tomatoes are loved all over the world as nutritious vegetables and are one of the indispensable vegetables on the table. In Japan, along with the westernization of food after the war, cultivation technology has developed and breeding has progressed, resulting in a large increase in consumption. In the Yatsushiro area, winter-spring tomatoes were designated as designated production areas in 1966, and summer-autumn tomatoes were designated as designated production areas in 1978, and the shipment volume by municipality is the highest in Japan. It was designated as a designated production area for winter and spring tomatoes in the year when the vegetable price stabilization system was established. It is well known throughout Japan that it is working on maintenance and becoming the number one core supply base for tomatoes in Japan. Approximately 80% of shipments utilize the vegetable price stabilization system, and while there are issues such as aging / labor shortages and cost increases such as labor costs / transportation costs, the vegetable price stabilization system addresses price fluctuation risks. At the same time, aiming for a production area of choice for consumers and actual consumers, we are promoting initiatives such as acquiring GAP, measuring and selling the functional ingredient C40H56, introducing environmental control technology, and strengthening the acceptance system for foreign skill trainees. Seems to be there.
Gunchiku, Yatsushiro City, is blessed with a unique soil for producing tomatoes. It seems that the goodness is further pursued without being overwhelmed by the blessings. The Nakashima farming method is used to analyze the composition of the fields, and based on this, the farming method is inherited to manage the soil so that the optimum mineral balance is obtained for tomatoes. Based on the soil analysis diagnosis of Seikaken Co., Ltd., it is basic to make healthy soil and properly fertilize mineral components, and to control the growth with foliar spray (merits, etc.) during the growing season of crops. Thorough pursuit of “safe and delicious high-quality agricultural products” that can contribute to people’s health. By doing this, the subtle differences in composition between fields are minimized, and it seems that variations in quality are suppressed. And it seems that tomatoes will grow into healthy trees with firm legs that can withstand harsh environments, and will bear fruit many times.
Kumamoto Prefecture Good Agricultural Practice: Promotion of acquisition of agricultural production process management from 2016, one organization acquired it for the first time in March 2018, and it seems that all tomato farmers have acquired it by the end of 2018. In the future, it seems that the policy is to work with a view to acquiring JGAP (Operating entity: Japan GAP Foundation). Measured lycopene, a functional ingredient with antioxidant activity, and considered selling it as a functional food. It has been measured and verified since 2017, and has been on trial sale since 2018 production. In addition, it seems that they are actively introducing new tomato cultivation technology using environmental control technology in terms of software and hardware while also utilizing subsidy projects.