With the progress of urbanization, the distribution of people and goods has increased dramatically due to the opening of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and the extension of the Shikoku Transit Expressway, although there are severe problems such as a decrease in production areas, an aging population, and a shortage of workers. , It seems that these ripple effects are expected to lead to the activation of regional agriculture. Carrot cultivation began in earnest around 1968, and has rapidly spread and established since then. In 2004, the number of production units was 372 and the cultivation area was 525 ha. In 1990, he won the Japan Agriculture Award and gained fame as a leading production center and is famous all over Japan.
“Spring carrots” in Tokushima Prefecture have the largest shipment volume in Japan. In terms of annual carrot yield, Tokushima Prefecture is the third largest producer of carrots after Hokkaido and Chiba Prefecture. The prefecture’s “spring carrot” is famous for its sweet, tender and delicious taste. Tunnel cultivation is the mainstream in Tokushima Prefecture. Compared to open-field cultivation, it takes more time to grow, and since it is not exposed to rainwater, it is cultivated in a dry state, so it seems that soft and sweet carrots can be made. While it takes about 3 to 4 times more labor than open-field cultivation, tunnel cultivation seems to be indispensable for making carrots that have a beautiful shape and deliciousness. It is important how well the fertilizer management and soil preparation before tunneling, temperature and moisture adjustment after tunneling, etc. are managed, and how this excellent agricultural product can be cultivated without stress. It seems to be a process.
Loving and convincing producers seem to change the cultivation method according to the pattern of the field. By grasping the characteristics of each field while cultivating, it seems that they are considering when sowing is appropriate in this land, which variety is suitable, which organic material is good for soil preparation, etc. In addition to producing high-quality, high-yielding carrots, we strive to raise the level of cultivation every year so that consumers will find it very delicious compared to other production areas when they eat it. Do not lack contribution to the world.