Using soil sensing, DNA marker breeding and remote sensing, it is expected that forestry biomass can be increased 1.8 times. Partners are Nippon Paper Industries, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Chiba University. The tests are aimed at overseas afforested areas and are based on an earlier study done at an Eucalyptus plantation in Brazil owned by Nippon Paper Industries.

NEDO news release, June 1, 2017