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Best Paper Award

by Plant Production Science

Introduction

The Crop Science Society of Japan (CSSJ) selects 3 outstanding papers for the Best Paper Award every year. The selection is conducted based on recommendation from editors.

As an Open Access journal, all articles in Plant Product Science are fully downloadable. Browse our award papers below.

PPS is the official journal of the CSSJ. CSSJ is a nonprofit academic society that aims to promote the utilization of crops and useful plants as food, animal feed, fibers, biomass fuels, and any other uses for human life and to restore, conserve, and improve the environment.

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Best Paper Award

Award YearCategoryArticle TitleAuthor(s)
2020Agronomy & Crop EcologyHarvest index is a critical factor influencing the grain yield of diverse wheat species under rain-fed conditions in the Mediterranean zone of southeastern Turkey and northern Syria
Tohru Kobata, Müjde Koç, Celaleddin Barutçular, Ken-ichi Tanno & Masanori Inagaki
Crop PhysiologyWater supply from pearl millet by hydraulic lift can mitigate drought stress and improve productivity of rice by the close mixed planting
Yasuhiro Izumi, Shinji Okaichi, Simon K. Awala, Yoshimasa Kawato, Yoshinori Watanabe, Koji Yamane & Morio Iijima
Crop PhysiologyHigh temperature and low solar radiation during ripening differentially affect the composition of milky-white grains in rice (Oryza sativa L.)Tsutomu Ishimaru, Yukinori Nakayama, Noriaki Aoki, Akihiro Ohsumi, Keitaro Suzuki, Takayuki Umemoto, Satoshi Yoshinaga & Motohiko Kondo
2019Agronomy & Crop EcologyAssociation between root growth angle and root length density of a near-isogenic line of IR64 rice with DEEPER ROOTING 1 under different levels of soil compactionPoornima Ramalingam, Akihiko Kamoshita, Vivek Deshmukh, Sousuke Yaginuma & Yusaku Uga
Crop PhysiologyEffect of soil exchangeable potassium content on cesium absorption and partitioning in buckwheat grown in a radioactive cesium-contaminated fieldKatashi Kubo, Shigeto Fujimura, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Takeshi Ota & Takuro Shinano
Genetic Resources Evaluation
Phenotypic variation in root development of 162 soybean accessions under hypoxia condition at the seedling stageKeisuke Suematsu, Tomomi Abiko, Van Loc Nguyen & Toshihiro Mochizuki
2018Crop PhysiologyYield and dry matter productivity of Japanese and US soybean cultivars

Differential responses to high temperature during maturation in heat-stress-tolerant cultivars of Japonica rice


Developmental Plasticity of Rice Root System Grown under Mild Drought Stress Condition with Shallow Soil Depth; Comparison between Nodal and Lateral roots
Yohei Kawasaki, Yu Tanaka, Keisuke Katsura, Larry C. Purcell & Tatsuhiko Shiraiwa

KKoichiro Tanamachi, Masayuki Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Chetphilin Suriyasak, Aina Tamada, Kiyoshi Matsuyama, Mari Iwaya-Inoue & Yushi Ishibashi

Emi Kameoka, Roel Rodriguez Suralta, Shiro Mitsuya & Akira Yamauchi
2017Agronomy & Crop Ecology


Crop Physiology
Performance of Maize-Soybean Intercropping under Various N Application Rates and Soil Moisture Conditions in Northern Mozambique


Improvement of Soybean Seedling Establishment under a Flooded Condition by Seed Coating with Molybdenum Compounds

Involvement of α-Amylase Genes in Starch Degradation in Rice Leaf Sheaths at the Post-Heading Stage
Yasuhiro Tsujimoto, Joao Antonio Pedro, Guilhermino Boina, Miguel V. Murracama, Osamu Ito, Satoshi Tobita, Tetsuji Oya, Constantino Estevao Cuambe, Carolino Martinho

Yoshitaka Hara



Yu Sugimura, Hiroyasu Michiyama, Tatsuya Hirano
2016Agronomy & Crop Ecology

Review
Lower-Than-Expected Floret Sterility of Rice under Extremely Hot Conditions in a Flood-Irrigated Field in New South Wales, Australia

Rice Adaptation to Aerobic Soils: Physiological Considerations and Implications for Agronomy

Leaf Photosynthesis and Its Genetic Improvement from the Perspective of Energy Flow and CO2 Diffusion
Tsutomu Matsui, Kazuhiro Kobayasi, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Mayumi Yoshimoto, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Russell Reinke, John Angus

Yoichiro Kato, Keisuke Katsura


Yu Tanaka, Etsushi Kumagai, Youshi Tazoe, Shunsuke Adachi, Koki Homma
2015Agronomy & Crop Ecology

Review
Association of Pythium and Phytophthora with Pre-emergence Seedling Damping-off of Soybean Grown in a Field Converted from a Paddy Field in Japan

Effects of Applying Potassium, Zeolite and Vermiculite on the Radiocesium Uptake by Rice Plants Grown in Paddy Field Soils Collected from Fukushima Prefecture

Responses of Eighteen Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Cultivars to Temperature Tested Using Two Types of Growth Chambers
Tsutomu Matsui, Kazuhiro Kobayasi, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Masayasu Kato, Keisuke Minamida, Motoaki Tojo, Takuo Kokuryu, Hideo Hamaguchi, Shinji Shimada

Shigeto Fujimura, Kunio Yoshioka, Takashi Saito, Mutsuto Sato, Makoto Sato, Yuuki Sakuma, Yasuyuki Muramatsu


Estela Magbujos Pasuquin, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Philip Eberbach, Russell Reinke, Leonard J. Wade, Tanguy Lafarge
2014Agronomy & Crop Ecology

Crop Physiology

Review
Effects of Water Table Control by Farm-Oriented Enhancing Aquatic System on Photosynthesis, Nodule Nitrogen Fixation, and Yield of Soybeans

Growth, Yield and Quality of Bird-Resistant Sunflower Cultivars Found in Genetic Resources

Yield Potential and Physiological and Morphological Characteristics Related to Yield Performance in Oryza glaberrima Steud.
Shinji Shimada, Hideo Hamaguchi, Yeonghoo Kim, Kazuya Matsuura, Masayasu Kato, Takuo Kokuryu, Junko Tazawa, Shinsaku Fujimori

Satoko Yasumoto, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Hoshiko Yoshida, Morio Matsuzaki, Kensuke Okada

Koichi Futakuchi, Moussa Sié, Kazuki Saito
2013Agronomy & Crop Ecology

Crop Morphology


Crop Physiology
Control of Soybean Nodule Formation by a Crack Fertilization Technique


Varietal Differences in Endosperm Cell Morphology of the Non-glutinous Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Released over the Past 100 Years in Hokkaido, Japan

Identification of Chromosomal Regions Controlling the Leaf Photosynthetic Rate in Rice by Using a Progeny from Japonica and High-yielding Indica Varieties
Morio Iijima, Hiroki Honjo, Yasuhiro Izumi, Hiroyuki Daimon, Toshio Tani, Motoki Hayashi, Tetsuji Suzuki


Hiroshi Uchino, Akihiko Tago, Kazuto Iwama, Yutaka Jitsuyama, Yuji Hirayama, Kazuo Tanaka


Shunsuke Adachi, Naoko Nito, Motohiko Kondo, Toshio Yamamoto, Yumiko Arai-Sanoh, Tsuyu Ando, Taiichiro Ookawa, Masahiro Yano, Tadashi Hirasawa
2012Crop Physiology & Ecology

Genetic Resources Evaluation

Review
Effects of Temperature, Solar Radiation, and Vapor-Pressure Deficit on Flower Opening Time in Rice


Biomass Production and Lodging Resistance in ‘Leaf Star’, a New Long-Culm Rice Forage Cultivar


Energy Crops for Sustainable Bioethanol Production; Which, Where and How?
Kazuhiro Kobayasi, Tsutomu Matsui, Mayumi Yoshimoto, Toshihiro Hasegawa


Taiichiro Ookawa, Kenichi Yasuda, Hiroshi Kato, Makoto Sakai, Maina Seto, Kaoruko Sunaga, Takashi Motobayashi, Seisyu Tojo, Tadashi Hirasawa

Taiichiro Hattori, Shigenori Morita
2011Agronomy



Crop Physiology & Ecology


Genetic Resources Evaluation
Effects of Soil Type, Vertical Root Distribution and Precipitation on Grain Yield of Winter Wheat


Changes in NMR Relaxation of Rice Grains, Kernel Quality and Physicochemical Properties in Response to a High Temperature after Flowering in Heat-Tolerant and Heat-Sensitive Rice Cultivars

Production of Raphanus sativus (C3)-Moricandia arvensis (C3-C4 intermediate) Monosomic and Disomic Addition Lines with Each Parental Cytoplasmic Background and their Photorespiratory Characteristics
Hirotake Itoh, Shigeki Hayashi, Takashi Nakajima, Tomohito Hayashi, Hozumi Yoshida, Koou Yamazaki, Teruyuki Komatsu

Kohei Tanaka, Ryoki Onishi, Masayuki Miyazaki, Yushi Ishibashi, Takashi Yuasa, Mari Iwaya-Inoue



Sang Woo Bang, Osamu Ueno, Yoshiharu Wada, Soon Kang Hong, Yukio Kaneko, Yasuo Matsuzawa
2010Crop Physiology & Ecology





Post Harvest Physiology
Overexpression of a Maize SPS Gene Improves Yield Characters of Potato under Field Conditions


Development of Rice “Seed-Mats” Consisting of Hardened Seeds with a Cover of Soil for the Rice Transplanter


Effects of Variations in Starch Synthase on Starch Properties and Eating Quality of Rice
Ken Ishimaru, Naoki Hirotsu, Takayuki Kashiwagi, Yuka Madoka, Kiyoshi Nagasuga, Kiyomi Ono, Ryu Ohsugi

Hiroyuki Shiratsuchi, Hisashi Kitagawa, Kensuke Okada, Kazuyasu Nakanishi, Mitsunori Suzuki, Akio Ogura, Morio Matsuzaki, Satoko Yasumoto

Takayuki Umemoto, Tetsuya Horibata, Noriaki Aoki, Mayu Hiratsuka, Masahiro Yano, Naoyoshi Inouchi
2009Crop Morphology


Crop Physiology & Ecology

Genetic Resources Evaluation
Structural and Functional Differentiation of Bundle Sheath and Mesophyll Cells in the Lamina Joint of Rice Compared with that in the Corresponding Region of the Liguleless Genotype

Effects of High Temperature on Growth, Yield and Dry-Matter Production of Rice Grown in the Paddy Field


Specific Variation in Shoot Growth and Root Traits under Waterlogging Conditions of the Seedlings of Tribe Triticeae Including Mizutakamoji (Agropyron humidum)
Koichi Tsutsumi, Michio Kawasaki, Mitsutaka Taniguchi, Tomio Itani, Masahiko Maekawa, Hiroshi Miyake

Izumi Oh-e, Kuniyuki Saitoh, Toshiro Kuroda



Katashi Kubo, Yumi Shimazaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Atsushi Oyanagi
2008Crop Physiology & Ecology

Genetic Resources Evaluation
Quantitative Analysis of Cell Division and Cell Death in Seminal Root of Rye under Salt Stress


Influence of Low/High Temperature on Water Status in Developing and Maturing Rice Grains


Mapping of QTLs Controlling Carbon Isotope Discrimination in the Photosynthetic System using Recombinant Inbred Lines Derived from a Cross between Two Different Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Cultivars
Atsushi Ogawa, Kinji Kitamichi, Kyoko Toyofuku, Choji Kawashima


Mitsugu Funaba, Yushi Ishibashi, Abul Hossain Molla, Kenji Iwanami, Mari Iwaya-Inoue


Toshiyuki Takai, Yoshimichi Fukuta, Atsuko Sugimoto, Tatsuhiko Shiraiwa, Takeshi Horie
2007Crop Physiology & EcologySize and Activity of Shoot Apical Meristems as Determinants of Floret Number in Rice Panicles


Hydraulic Conductivity and Aquaporins of Cortical Cells in Gravitropically Bending Roots of Pisum sativum L.


Correlation between Viability of Pollination and Length of Basal Dehiscence of the Theca in Rice under a Hot-and-Humid Condition
Chunsheng Mu, Keisuke Nemoto, Zongbin You, Junko Yamagishi


Naoko Miyamoto, Maki Katsuhara, Taiichiro Ookawa, Kunihiro Kasamo, Tadashi Hirasawa


Tsutomu Matsui, Kazuhiro Kobayasi, Hisashi Kagata, Takeshi Horie
2006Agronomy



Crop Physiology & Ecology
Cassava-Based Intercropping Systems on Sumatra Island in Indonesia: Productivity, Soil Erosion, and Rooting Zone


Geostatistical Analysis of Yield, Soil Properties and Crop Management Practices in Paddy Rice Fields


Enhancement of Rice Leaf Photosynthesis by Crossing between Cultivated Rice, Oryza sativa and Wild Rice Species, Oryza rufipogon
Morio Iijima, Yasuhiro Izumi, Erwin Yuliadi, Sunyoto, Wayan Sabe Ardjasa


Tatsuya Inamura, Kei Goto, Michihisa Iida, Kazuyoshi Nonami, Hiromo Inoue, Mikio Umeda


Chisato Masumoto, Takashige Ishii, Sono Kataoka, Tomoko Hatanaka, Naotsugu Uchida
2005Crop Morphorlogy


Crop Physiology & Ecology

Review
Mechanical Stimulus-Sensitive Mutation, rrl3, Affects the Cell Production Process in the Root Meristematic Zone in Rice


Characteristics of Growth and Yield Formation in the Improved Genotype of Supernodulating Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.)


Synergy of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Estimating Ecophysiological Processes in Plant Production
Yoshiaki Inukai, Masami Miwa, Yasuo Nagato, Hidemi Kitano, Akira Yamauchi


Motoki Takahashi, Joji Arihara, Norikazu Nakayama, Makie Kokubun


Yoshio Inoue
2004Structural and Immunocytochemical Characterization of the Synthesis and Accumulation of Starch in Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) Tuberous Root

Secondary Aerenchyma Formation and its Relation to Nitrogen Fixation in Root Nodules of Soybean Plants (Glycine max) Grown under Flooded Conditions
Michio Kawasaki, Toshiaki Matsuda, Yasunori Nakamura, Osamu Ueno, Mitsutaka Taniguchi, Youji Nitta, Hiroshi Miyake

Satoshi Shimamura, Toshihiro Mochizuki, Youichi Nada, Masataka Fukuyama

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