Field Practices in Bioresource Production II: Potting up and re-potting of flowers and plants, Harvesting of peanuts and sweet potatoes

On October 21, 2021, Field Practices in Bioresource Production II was held. This practical training is a farm training for second-year students in the College of Agro-Biological Resource Sciences. Students are divided into two groups, Group A and Group B, and each group carries out each practical item on a different schedule, with the aim of teaching students to master the basic practical items related to bioresource science.
On this day, Group A learned how to transplant ornamental plants including succulents under the guidance of Associate Professor Kang. First, students examined the rooting rate of goldcrest cuttings conducted in the spring semester’s Field Practices in Bioresource Production I and then transplanted. They also practiced transplanting of ornamental plants such as benjamin fig (Ficus benjamiana), Croton (Codiaeum variegatum), Haworthia and Gasteria.
Group B, on the other hand, harvested peanuts and sweet potatoes. Following Professor Hayashi’s instructions, the students manually harvested peanuts one after another and took them to the storage area to dry them before threshing. The sweet potatoes were harvested after observing and sketching the differences in the way the tuberous roots grew depending on the method of planting. There are various ways of planting sweet potatoes, such as “horizontal planting”, “ship-bottom-shaped planting”, “slant planting”, “vertical planting”, and “fish hook planting”, and the shape of the harvested sweet potatoes varies greatly depending on the planting method.

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