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KITANO Masaharu Last modified date:2019.06.14

Professor / Agro-production Environmental Sciences
Department of Agro-environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture


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Homepage
http://www2.bpes.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~www-met/
Homepage of Lab. Agricultural Meteorology .
Phone
092-642-2923
Fax
092-642-2923
Academic Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Field of Specialization
Agricultural Meteorology, Environment Control in Biology
Outline Activities
Agricultural meteorology, environmental control for plant production, and measurements, analyses and optimization of plant-environment transport phenomena.
Research
Research Interests
  • Future perspectives of internet of plants (IoP) in agriculture

    keyword : IoT, Environmental measurement, Photosynthesis, Crop growth, Yield prediction
    2017.04~2024.03.
  • Functional-structural plant model based on the spatiotemporal dynamics of photosynthesis and translocation
    keyword : photosynthesis, translocation, spatiotemporal dynamics, functional-structural plant model
    2016.04~2020.03.
  • Spatiotemporal optimization of environmental control for crop production
    keyword : spatiotemporal environmental control, environmental control, crop production
    2016.04~2020.03.
  • Analyses and optimization of transport phenomena in plant-environment system
    keyword : plants, environment, transport phenomena, optimization
    1982.04Analyses and optimaization of transport phenomana in plant-environment system.
  • Assessment and application of meteorological resources for sustainable and profitable agriculture.

    keyword : meteorological resources, sustainability, high quality crop, highly profitable production
    2007.04.
  • Analyses and application of air irrigation effects.
    keyword : regional resources, sustainability, profitability, smart system
    2014.04~2015.03.
  • Intensification of frost damage protection under climate change

    keyword : frost damage, tea, disaster prevension, climate change
    2013.04~2018.03.
  • Symbiotic smart farm based on regional resources
    keyword : regional resources, sustainability, profitability, smart system
    2012.04~2015.03.
  • Alleviation and application of environmental sytesses in plant production systems.
    keyword : environmental stresses, plant production system, adaptive functions, osmotic adjustment, antioxidative function
    2005.04Application of environment stress for high quality plant production.
  • Physio-ecological assessment and energy saving control of night temperature in plant production under the climate change.
    keyword : night temperature, plant production, climate change, energy-saving,
    2010.12.
  • Sustainable Plant Production and Salinity Control in Crop Fields under Desertification

    keyword : desertification, arid land, sustainability, profitability, plant production, biohydrology, irrigation, salt accumulation
    2010.12Analyses and optimaization of transport phenomana in plant-environment system.
Current and Past Project
  • Application of concentrated deep seawater to high quality tomato production
Academic Activities
Books
1. Dawen Yang, Kyoichi Otsuki, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Daisuke Yasutake, Hiroyuki Cho, Masaharu Kitano, Makito Mori, Tugihiro Watanabe, Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Hiroshi Ishidaira and Changrong Yan, The Yellow River: Water and Life, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., "3 Water Resources and Use", 25-72, 2010.09.
2. Tetsuo Kobayashi and Masaharu Kitano, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification. Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques., SPA&Water Press, pp168, 2010.03.
3. Handbook of Environment Control in Biology.
Reports
1. Daisuke Yasutake, Masaharu Kitano, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Kota Hidaka and Weizhen Wang, Separate measurement of leaf transpiration and soil surface evaporation in an irrigated cornfield by the ABA method and the dual crop coefficient method, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification- Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques- , SPA&WaterPress, pp.57-66, 2010.03.
2. Kenji Ebihara, Motoki Takata, Daisuke Sakamoto, Yuki Sago, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Daisuke Yasutake, Takuya Araki, Hiroyuki Cho, Weizhen Wang and Masaharu Kitano , Root absorptive functions drive salt accumulation in crop fields under desertification – Controlled column experiment -, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification- Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques- , SPA&WaterPress, pp.45-56, 2010.03.
3. Takuya Araki, Daisuke Yasutake, Weizhen Wang, Yueru Wu, Makito Mori, Masaharu Kitano, Hiroyuki Cho and Tetsuo Kobayashi , Saline water seepage from drainage canals induces soil salinization and growth depression in the adjacent cornfields in the upper Yellow River basin, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification- Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques- , SPA&WaterPress, pp.39-44, 2010.03.
4. Daisuke Yasutake, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Weizhen Wang, Yueru Wu, Hiroyuki Cho, Takuya Araki, Makito Mori and Masaharu Kitano, Measurement of seasonal change in the soil’s salinity content in an irrigated crop field in the Yellow River valley, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification- Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques- , SPA&WaterPress, pp.32-38, 2010.03.
5. Daisuke Yasutake, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Cho, Masaharu Kitano and Weizhen Wang, A comparative test of two kinds of indicies expressing the content of dissolved salts in soils, Biohydrology of Farmland under Desertification- Researches Concerning Salinity-Controlled Irrigation Techniques- , SPA&WaterPress, pp.19-31, 2010.03.
Papers
1. Miyoshi Y., Yano T., Matsubara K., Shimooka M., Koharu O., Yano N., Yasutake D., Masaharu KITANO, Approach to energy-saving temperature control in a greenhouse by applying the latent heat storage material –Application to the citrus cultivation in greenhouse-, Eco-engineering, 28, 1, 15-20, 2016.01.
2. Yasutake D., Makito MORI, KITANO Masaharu, Ryosuke NOMIYAMA, Yuta MIYOSHI, Daisuke HISAEDA, Hiroyuki CHO, Kenta TAGAWA, Weizen WANG, Y. WU, Night-time leaf wetting process and its effect on the morning humidity gradient as a driving force of transpirational water loss in a semi-arid cornfield., Biologia, 70, 1485-1489, 2015.12.
3. Ryosuke NOMIYAMA, Yasutake D., Yuki SAGO, Makito MORI, Kenta TAGAWA, Hiroyuki CHO, Weizen WANG, Y. WU, Masaharu KITANO, Evapotranspiration integrated model for analysis of soil salinization affected by root selective absorption., Environmental Control in Biology, 53, 4, 199-204, 2015.12.
4. Yasutake, D., Awata, K., Kondo, K., Yamane, S., Matsuoka, M., Maeda, M., Nagare, H., Nomiyama, R., Sago, Y., Kitano, M. and Fujiwara, T., Advantages of pre-harvest temporal flooding in a catch crop field in relation to soil moisture and nutrient salt removal by root uptake., Biologia, 69, 11, 1577-1584, 2014.11.
5. Yano, T., Matsubara, K., Shimooka, M., Tamanoi, A., Narahara, M., Kawano, M., Ito, S., Setoyama, S., Yasunaga, E., Araki, T. and Kitano, M., Energy-saving night temperature regime for Satsuma Mandarins (Citrus unshu Marc.) grown in a plastic house with heating. I. Effect of temperature and water condition on fruit growth and quality., Environmental Control in Biology, 52, 3, 161-166, 2014.09.
6. Yano, T., Matsubara, K., Shimooka, M., Tamanoi, A., Narahara, M., Kawano, M., Ito, S., Setoyama, S., Yasunaga, E., Araki, T. and Kitano, M., Energy-saving night temperature regime for Satsuma Mandarins (Citrus unshu Marc.) grown in a plastic house with heating. II. Effect of night temperature on fruit water and carbon balances., Environmental Control in Biology, 52, 3, 167-173, 2014.09.
7. Yano, T., Matsubara, K., Shimooka, M., Tamanoi, A., Narahara, M., Kawano, M., Ito, S., Setoyama, S., Yasunaga, E., Araki, T. and Kitano, M., Energy-saving night temperature regime for Satsuma Mandarins (Citrus unshu Marc.) grown in a plastic house with heating. III. Application of different night temperature patterns., Environmental Control in Biology, 52, 3, 175-181, 2014.09.
8. Kitano, M., Takamura, S., Hidaka, K., Nomiyama, R. and Miyoshi, Y., Application of environmental resources in watershed for sustainable and profitable agriculture. III. Renewable energy and temperature management for crop roots., Proceedings of SOWAC project 2014, 10-15, 2014.08.
9. Miyoshi, Y., Hidaka, K., Okayasu, T. and Kitano, M., Application of environmental resources in watershed for sustainable and profitable agriculture. IV. Temperature management for crop shoots with renewable energy, Proceedings of SOWAC project 2014, 16-25, 2014.08.
10. Yasutake, D., Yu, X., Asano, T., Ishikawa, M., Mori, M., Kitano, M. and Ishikawa, K., Control of greenhouse humidity and airflow with fogging and circulation systems and its effect on leaf conductance in cucumber plants., Environmental Control in Biology, 52, 2, 101-105, 2014.06.
11. Hidaka, K., Okamoto, A., Araki, T., Miyoshi, Y., Dan, K., Imamura, H., Kitano, M., Sameshima, K. and Okimura, M., Effect of photoperiod of supplemental lighting with light-emitting diodes on growth and yield of strawberry., Environmental Control in Biology, 52, 2, 63-71, 2014.06.
12. Yasutake, D., Kiyokawa, C., Kondo, K., Nomiyama, R., Kitano, M., Mori, M., Yamane, S., Maeda, M., Nagare, H., Fujiwara, T., Characteristics of Nutrient Salt Uptake Associated with Water Use of Corn Catch Crop Field at Different Plant Densities in a Greenhouse., Pedosphere, 24, 339-348, 2014.03.
13. Mori, M., Nagai H., Ogata T., Yasutake D., Kitano M., Soil moisture variability on a steep slope near a ridge in a forested mountain range, Shikoku, Japan: a model study., Biologia, 10.2478/s11756-013-0256-5, 1109-1112, 2013.12.
14. Nomiyama R., Yasutake D., Sago Y., Kitano M., Transpiration integrated model for root ion absorption under salinized condition., Biologia, 10.2478/s11756-013-0255-6, 68, 1103-1107, 2013.12.
15. Maruo, K., Kitano, M., Eguchi, T., Zushi, K., Nakazono, K., Yoshioka, T., Katsuda, M., Tokuda, A., Matsuo, K., Cold acclimation of tea plants and accumulation of compatible solutes, Proceedings of ICOS2013, PR-P-62, 2013.11.
16. Maruo, K., Kitano, M., Miyoshi, Y., Nakazono, K., Yoshida, T., Muroya, A., Matsuo, K., Heat balance analysis of a tea leaf for evaluating effectiveness of frost protection, Proceedings of ICOS2013, PR-P-60, 2013.11.
17. Wang, W., Suhua, L., Kobayashi, T., Kitano, M., Evaporation from irrigation canals in the middle reaches of the heihe river in the northwest of China - A preliminary study., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 58, 371-376, 2013.09.
18. Kitano, M., Nomiyama, R., Sakuragi, T. and Sago, Y., Application of envuronmental resources in watershed for sustainable and profitable agriculture II. A kinetic model of root ion absorption, Proceedings of SOWAC project 2013, 80-85, 2013.08.
19. Miyoshi Y., Hidaka K., Okayasu T., Hirano O., Yasutake D., Kitano M., Application of the Constant Soil Temperature Layer for Energy-saving Control of the Local Environment of Greenhouse Crops. I. Local Control of the Ambient Environment of Strawberry., Environmental Control in Biology, 10.2525/ecb.51.89, 51, 2, 89-94, 2013.06.
20. Miyoshi, Y., Hidaka, K., Okayasu, T., Hirano, O., Yasutake, D. and Kitano, M., Approach to Local Environment Control for Stable Production of Strawberry, Proceedings of IFAC 2013, 77-80, 2013.03.
21. Eriko Yasunaga, Taku Yano, Takuya Araki, Shuji Setoyama and Masaharu Kitano, Effect of Environmental Condition on Xylem and Phloem Transport of Developing Fruit, Proceedings of IFAC 2013, 316-320, 2013.03.
22. Taku YANO, Makoto OHARA, Kimiaki MATSUBARA, Akira TAMANOI, Takuya ARAKI, Shuji SETOYAMA, Eriko YASUNAGA, Masaharu KITANO, Effect of Light Condition on Water and Carbon Balance in Satsuma Mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) Fruit, Environmental Control in Biology, 51, 49-56, 2013.03.
23. Kota HIDAKA, Kazuhiro DAN, Hitoshi IMAMURA, Yuta MIYOSHI, Tomohiko TAKAYAMA, Kunichika SAMESHIMA, Masaharu KITANO, Makoto OKIMURA, Effect of Supplemental Lighting from Different Light Sources on Growth and Yield of Strawberry, Environmental Control in Biology, 51, 41-47, 2013.03.
24. Kota Hidaka, Kazuhiro Dan, Hitoshi Imamura, Yuta Miyoshi, Tomohiko Takayama, Kunichika Sameshima, Makoto Okimura and Masaharu Kitano, Investigation of Supplemental Lighting with Different Light Source for High Yield of Strawberry, Proceedings of IFAC 2013, 134-138, 2013.03.
25. Ryosuke Nomiyama, Daisuke Yasutake, Yohei Hioki, Shogo Fuji, Kenta Tagawa, Makito Mori, Hiroyuki Cho, Weizhen Wang and Masaharu Kitano, Simulation of Salt Accumulation in Crop Field by Root Ion Absorption Model, EAEP2012 The 6th International Symposium on the East Asian Environmental Problems, 108-113, 2012.11.
26. Yudi CHADIRIN, Yuki SAGO, Kota HIDAKA, Takahiro WAJIMA and Masaharu KITANO, Application of Temperature Stress to Root Zone of Spinach III. Effective Method for Short Term Application of Low and High Temperature Stress to Roots, Environ. Control Biol., 50, 199-207, 2012.09.
27. Wu, Y., Wang, W., Mori, M., Yasutake, D., Cho, H., Kobayashi, T. and Kitano, M., Spatial Discrimination of Salt–affected Soil Surfaces Using Landsat TM Data : A Preliminary Study in the Middle Reaches of the Heihe River, China, Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 57, 461-465, 2012.09.
28. Masaharu Kitano, Yudi Chadirin, Kota Hidaka, Application of Environmental Resources in Warershed for Sustainable and Profitable Agriculture I. Production of Value-Added Vegetables by Applying Cool Water of Mountain Streams, Proceedings of SOWAC project 2012, 40-45, 2012.08.
29. Ryosuke Nomiyama, Kenji Ebihara, Motoki Takata, Daisuke Sakamoto, Yuki Sago, Daisuke Yasutake, Atsushi Marui, Toshihiko Eguchi, Makito Mori, Takuya Araki, Kenta Tagawa, Hiroyuki Cho, Yueru Wu, Weizhen Wang and Masaharu Kitano, Root Absorptive Functions Drive Salt Accumulation in Crop Fields under Desertification. II. Effects of Different Plant Species, Eco-Engineering, 24, 69-75, 2012.07.
30. Ryosuke NOMIYAMA, Yuki SAGO, Daisuke YASUTAKE, Masaharu KITANO, Application of a Kinetic Model for Analysis of Salt Absorption of Crop Roots under the Salinized Condition, Environ. Control Biol., 50, 153-161, 2012.06.
31. Kota HIDAKA, Eiji ITO, Yuki SAGO, Daisuke YASUTAKE, Yuta MIYOSHI, Masaharu KITANO, Kiyoshi MIYAUCHI, Makoto OKIMURA, Shunji IMAI, High Yields of Strawberry by Applying Vertically-Moving Beds on the Basis of Leaf Photosynthesis, Environ. Control Biol., 50, 143-152, 2012.06.
32. Daisuke YASUTAKE, Aksoy Kemal OSMAN, Kazuki KANO, Sheheli ISLAM, Midori HIKASHI, Yuki SAGO, Katsumi ISHIKAWA, Masaharu KITANO, Quantitative Evaluation of the Direct Uptake of Organic Nitrogen by Tomato Roots Associated with Plant Growth and Water Uptake: Use of a Root Chamber with HPFM, Environ. Control Biol., 50, 173-179, 2012.06.
33. Taku YANO, Tatsuo KAWANO, Makoto OHARA, Yuichi SATO, Ryohei KOTEGAWA, Hiroki KAGAWA, Shuji SETOYAMA, Naoya YOKOTA, Ryosuke NOMIYAMA, Takuya ARAKI, Eriko YASUNAGA, Toshihiko EGUCHI, Masaharu KITANO, Water and Carbon Balance in Developing Fruit of the Satsuma Mandarin (Citrus unshu Marc.), Environ. Control Biol., 50, 189-198, 2012.06.
34. Sago Y., Kitano M., Hidaka K. and Yasutake, D., Model of ion absorption of roots integrated with water absorption based on theory of enzyme kinetics., Acta Horticulturae, 932, 333-340, 2012.05.
35. Chadirin Y., Nakano A., Kagawa H., Sago Y. and Kitano, M., Short term applications of low and high temperature stresses to roots for high quality spinach ( Spinacia oleracea L. ), Acta Horticulturae, 932, 351-358, 2012.05.
36. Jiang, H., A, Y., Kitano, M., Fu, Q., Wang, G. and Zheng, B., Source Apportionment of Heavy Metals in the Sediments of Hongfeng Lake, China, Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 57, 195-199, 2012.03.
37. Chadirin, Y., Hidaka, K., Sago, Y., Wajima, T. and Kitano, M., Application of temperature stress to roots of spinach II. Effect of the high temperature pre-treatment on quality, Environment Control in Biology, 49, 157-164, 2011.12.
38. Eguchi, T., Suzuki, T., Yoshida, S., Miyajima, I., Kitano, M., Time-course Pattern of Carrot Storage Root Growth in a Solid Substrate, Sub-irrigation Culture System, Environment Control in Biology, 49, 177-183, 2011.12.
39. Tagawa, K., Cho, H., Kitano, M., Wang, W., Analysis of soil-water movement by using HYDRUS-1D in a maize field in the arid region of China, Proceedings of The 5th International Symposium on the East Asian Environmental Problems, 1, 227-233, 2011.11.
40. Wu, Y., Wang, W., Mori, M., Yasutake, D., Cho, H., Kobayashi, T., Kitano, M., Quantitive monitoring on soil salinization degree in the middle stream of Heihe River basin based on the TM image, Proceedings of The 5th International Symposium on the East Asian Environmental Problems, 1, 203-208, 2011.11.
41. Sago, Y., Kitano, M., Yasutake, D. and Hidaka, K., A kinetic model of root ion absorption integrated with transpiration for application to sustainable agriculture., Proceedings of CIGR2011 International Symposium on "Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food", P03, 2011.09.
42. Chadirin, Y., Hidaka, K., Takahashi, T., Sago, Y., Wajima, T. and Kitano, M., Application of temperature stress to roots of spinach I. Effect of the low temperature stress on quality, Environment Control in Biology, 49, 133-139, 2011.09.
43. Yasunaga, E., Yano, T., Sato, Y., Kawano T., Kagawa, H., Setoyama, S., Yokota, N., Araki, T. and Kitano, M., Energy-saving temperature control in protected cultivation of evergreen fruit trees based on post-oil new heating system and fruit physiology, Proceedings of CIGR2011 International Symposium on "Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food", P05, 2011.09.
44. Owatari, K., Kato, K., Yasutake, D., Wakimizu, K. and Kitano, M., Fundamental experiments on effective application of solar energy on slop for nighttime heating in greenhouse, Proceedings of CIGR2011 International Symposium on "Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food", P17, 2011.09.
45. Araki, T., Yasutake, D., Wang, W., Wu, Y., Mori, M., Kitano, M., Cho, H. and Kobayashi, T., Saline water seepage from drainage canals induces soil salinization and growth depression in the adjacent cornfields in the Upper Yellow River basin, Environment Control in Biology, 49, 127-132, 2011.09.
46. Yasutake, D., Kitano, M., Mori, M., Cho, H., Araki, T., Kobayashi, T. and Wang, W., Sustainable control of soil salinity in irrigated crop fields under desertification. 1. Seasonal change in soil salinity of a field in the Yellow River basin, Proceedings of CIGR2011 International Symposium on "Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food", 23B01, 2011.09.
47. Kitano, M., Ebihara, K., Takata, M., Sakamoto, D., Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Mori, M., Cho, H., Araki, T., Kobayashi, T., Wang, W., Wu, Y., Ma, Y., Yamanaka, N. and Otsuki, K., Sustainable control of soil salinity in irrigated crop fields under desertification. 2. Salt transport driven by roots and proposal for salinity control technologies, Proceedings of CIGR2011 International Symposium on "Sustainable Bioproduction - Water, Energy, and Food", 23B02, 2011.09.
48. Yasutake, D., Kitano, M., Nagasuga, K., Araki, T., Osman, A. K. and Ishikawa, K., Use of a high-pressure flowmeter for evaluating hydraulic characteristics of plant organs and absorption functions of roots, Environment Control in Biology, 49, 99-105, 2011.06.
49. Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Hidaka, K., Yasunaga, E., Eguchi, T., Yoshida, S. and Kitano, M., Kinetics of root ion absorption affected by environmental factors and transpiration. I. Measurement system for intact roots., Environment Control in Biology, 49, 23-31, 2011.03.
50. Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Hidaka, K., Yasunaga, E., Eguchi, T., Yoshida, S. and Kitano, M., Kinetics of root ion absorption affected by environmental factors and transpiration. II. Environmental effects and a concentration-dependent model., Environment Control in Biology, 49, 33-40, 2011.03.
51. Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Hidaka, K., Yasunaga, E., Eguchi, T., Yoshida, S. and Kitano, M., Kinetics of root ion absorption affected by environmental factors and transpiration. III. A kinetic model integrated with transpiration., Environment Control in Biology, 49, 41-46, 2011.03.
52. Yasutake, D., Ishikawa, M., Mori, M., Miyauchi, K. and Kitano, M., Development of a supersonic pan-evaporimeter for dynamic analysis of evaporative demand in a greenhouse., Journal of Agricultural Meteorology, 67, In press, 2011.01.
53. Ebihara, K., Kitano, M., Takata, M., Sakamoto, D., Sago, Y., Kobayashi, T., Yasutake, D., Araki, T., Cho, H. and Wang, W., Salt accumulation in soil affected by evapotranspiration and selective ion absorption of different species of plant., The 4th International Symposium on the Asian Environmental Problems, 1, 139-144, 2010.11.
54. Kobayashi, T., Yasutake, D., Cho, H., Kitano, M. and Wang, W., Soil wetness-normalized electrical conductivity and ion concentrations of an in situ soil solution obtained from their measurements of the soil-water extracts., The 4th International Symposium on the Asian Environmental Problems, 1, 127-132, 2010.11.
55. Mori, M., Yasutake, D., Kobayashi, T., Wang, W., Wu, Y., and Kitano, M., Surrveys of the saline water seeping out from the gully bottom of an irrigated terrace (the loess plateau) in the yellow river basin, China., The 4th International Symposium on the Asian Environmental Problems, 1, 145-150, 2010.11.
56. Ebihara, K., Marui, A., Takata, M., Sakamoto, D., Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Araki, T., Cho, H., Wang, W., Kobayashi, T. and Kitano, M., Root absorptive functions drive salt accumulation in crop fields under desertification. I. Effects of leaf transpiration and soil evaporation., Eco-Engineering, 22, 93-99, 2010.06.
57. Affan, F. F. M, Wajima T., Yasutake, D., Sago, Y. and Kitano M., Responses of root uptake to high temperature of tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in soil-less culture., Journal of Agricultural Technology, 6, 543-558, 2010.05.
58. Weizhen Wang, Daisuke Yasutake, Yueru Wu, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Cho, Makito Mori, Takuya Araki, Hisashi Yoshikoshi and Masaharu Kitano, Salinization and sodification of soil and water in crop fields in the upper Yellow River basin, Proceedings of The 3rd International Symposium on the East Asian Environmental Problems, 194-199, 2009.12.
59. Kenji Ebihara, Masaharu Kitano, Motoki Takata, Yuki Sago, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Daisuke Yasutake, Takuya Araki, Hiroyuki Cho and Weizhen Wang, Salt accumulation in soil driven by root absorptive functions under desertification, Proceedings of The 3rd International Symposium on the East Asian Environmental Problems, 206-211, 2009.12.
60. Kazuhumi Zushi, Naotaka Matsuzoe, Masaharu Kitano, Developmental and tissue-specific changes in oxidative parameters and antioxidant systems in tomato fruits grown under salt stress, Scientia Horticulturae, 122:362-368, 2009.08.
61. Influence of ground water level on carrot growth in solid substrate culture system..
62. Yasutake, D., Araki, T., Wang, W., Kobayashi, T., Cho, H., Mori, M. and Kitano, M., Analysis of salts transport affected by root absorption capacity in surface-irrigated fields in the upper Yellow River vasin., Biologia, 63:570-574, 2009.05.
63. Kitano, M., Urayama, K., Sakata, Y., Sonoda, Y., Ebihara, K., Sago, Y., Yoshikoshi, H., Araki, T., Yasutake, D., CHO, H., and Kobayashi T., Water and salt movement in soil driven by crop roots: a controlled column study., Biologia, 63:474-477, 2009.05.
64. Yasutake D., Sago Y., Hidaka K., Araki T., Kitano M., Kobayashi T. and Ishikawa K, Absorption and transport of water and ions in corn and sunflower plants grown under saline conditions., J. Agric. Meteorol., 65, 19- 26, 2009.03.
65. Araki T., Watanabe S., Wajima T., Kitano M., Nakano Y. and Okano K., Short-term application of the concentrated deep seawater for production of high quality tomatoes by single-truss and high density cultivation., Environment Control in Biology, 47; 37-46, 2009.03.
66. Kitano, M., Wajima, T., Hidaka, K., Sago, Y., Yasutake, D., Araki, T., Ishikawa, K., Matsuoka, T., Zushi, K. and Matsuzoe, N., High quality tomato production by suitable application of concentrated deep seawater., Acta Horticuturae, 801:1437-1444, 2008.11.
67. Hidaka, K., Ito, E., Imai, S., Kitano, M., Yasutake, D. and Miyauchi, K., Innovative cultivation of vegetables on vertically moving beds controlled by double seesaw mechanics., Acta Horticuturae, 801:1205-1210, 2008.11.
68. Hidaka, K., Kitano, M., Takahashi, T., Yasutake, D., Sago, Y., Ishikawa, K. and Kawano, T., Production of high quality vegetable by applying low temperature stress to roots., Acta Horticuturae, 801:1431-1436, 2008.11.
69. Kobayashi K., Yokoyama D., Ebihara K., Sakata K., Sonoda Y., Urayama K., Cho H., Yoshikoshi H., and Kitano M., Column Experiments on the Salt Accumulation in Adjoining Different-Textured Soil Profiles with a Shallow Water Table., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 54, 529-534, 2008.10.
70. Hidaka K., Kitano M., Sago Y., Yasutake D., Miyauchi K., M. Affan F. F., Ochi M. and Imai S., Energy-saving temperature control of nutrient solution in soil-less culture using an underground water pipe., Acta Horticuturae, 797:185-191, 2008.10.
71. Urayama K., Sakata K., Sonoda Y., Ebihara K., Araki T., Sago Y., Yoshikoshi H., Yasutake D., Cho H., Kobayashi K. and Kitano M, Preliminary Column Experiment on Dynamics of Water and Ion Transport in Soil Affected by Root Absorption., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 54, 543-547, 2008.10.
72. Hirai M., Yoshikoshi H., Kitano M., Wakimizu K., Maki T., Sakaida T., Yoshioka T., Nitabaru J., Nakazono K. and Hayashi M., Production of Value-added Crop of Green Tea in Summer under the Shade Screen Net: Canopy Microenvironments., Acta Horticuturae, 797:411-417, 2008.10.
73. Hidaka K., Yoshida K., Shimasaki K., Murakami K., Yasutake D. and Kitano M., Spectrum conversion film for regulation of plant growth., Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 54, 549-552, 2008.10.
74. Weizhen Wang,Tetsuo Kobayashi, Daisuke Yasutake, Masaharu Kitano, Hiroyuki Cho, Takuya Araki and Hisashi Yoshikoshi, Experiments on the control of salinity and sodicity in surface-irrigated fields in the upper Yellow River valley (Ⅰ), Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 53:251-256, 2008.02.
75. Hisashi Yoshikoshi, Weizhen Wang, Hiroyuki Cho, Takuya Araki, Daisuke Yasutake, Jian Zhou, Kazuki Urayama, Yueru Wu, Tetsuo Kobayashi and Masaharu Kitano, Experiments on the control of salinity and sodicity in surface-irrigated fields in the upper Yellow River valley (Ⅱ), Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 53:257-263, 2008.02.
76. Daisuke Yasutake,Takuya Araki, Masaharu Kitano, Weizhen Wang, Kazuki Urayama, Hiroyuki Cho and Tetsuo Kobayashi, Experiments on the control of salinity and sodicity in surface-irrigated fields in the upper Yellow River valley (Ⅲ), Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, 53:265-270, 2008.02.
77. Kitano, M., Yasutake, D. and Araki, T., Measurement of transpiration streams in Plants., Environ. Control Biol., 45:223-239, 2007.12.
78. Eguchi, T., Araki, T. and Kitano, M., Non-contact measurements of storage organ growth in fruit and root crops., Environ. Control Biol., 45:251-258, 2007.12.
79. Daisuke Yasutake, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Daichi Ikegami, Risa Iwanaga, Weizhen Wang, Wenjun He, Masaharu Kitano, Analyses of crop coefficient and water balance in an irrigated cornfield in the upper Yellow River basin, J. Agric. Meteorol., 63:115-124, 2007.09.
80. Masaharu Kitano, Daisuke Yasutake, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Kota Hidaka, Takahiro Wajima, Weizhen Wang, Wenjun He, Dynamics of water and ion transport driven by corn canopy in the Yellow River basin, Biologia, 61:S275-S279, 2006.09.
81. Daisuke Yasutake, Masaharu Kitano, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Kota Hidaka, Takahiro Wajima, Wenjun He, Evaluation of canopy transpiration rate by applying plant hormone abscisic acid, Biologia, 61:S315-S319, 2006.09.
82. Daisuke Yasutake, Masaharu Kitano, Kota Hidaka, Wenjun He, Tetsuo Kobayashi, A method for in situ evaluation of transpirational water loss from crop field by applying abscisic acid to plants, J. Agric. Meteorol, 60:1117-1120, 2005.12.
83. Mohammad Affan Fajar Falah, Takahiro Wajima, Daisuke Yasutake, Kota Hidaka, Masaharu Kitano, High Temperature Effect on Root Absorption, J. Agric. Meteorol., 60:809-812, 2005.12.
84. Mohammad Affan Fajar Falah, Masaharu Kitano, Daisuke Yasutake, Takahiro Wajima, Takashi Yasunaga, Study on root absorption responding to environmental stress by using hydroponic systems, Phyton, 45, 4, 223-228, 45:223-228, 2005.12.
85. Daisuke Yasutake, Mohammad Affan Fajar Falah, Takahiro Wajima, Kota Hidaka, Masaharu Kitano, Taichi Maki, System for evaluating root uptake capacity in relation to phytoremediation, J. Agric. Meteorol., 60:829-832, 2005.12.
86. Takuya Araki, Toshihiko Eguchi, Takahiro Wajima, Satoshi Yoshida, Masaharu Kitano, Dynamic analysis of growth, water balance and sap fluxes through phloem and xylem in a tomato fruit:short-term effect of water stress,, Environ. Control in Biology, 42:225-240, 2004.12.
87. Daisuke Yasuktake, Masaharu Kitano, Takuya Araki, Kiyoshi Nagasuga, Toshio Kawano, Michio Hamakoga, Stomatal response to wind on abaxial and adaxial surfaces of cucumber leaf under different humidity conditions, Biotronics, 30:103-114, 2001.12.
88. Takuya Araki, Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamics of fruit growth and photoassimilate translocation in tomato plant (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under controlled environment, Acta Horticulturae, 534, 85-92, 534:85-92, 2000.09.
89. Masaharu Kitano, Takuya Araki, Satoshi Yoshida, Toshihiko Eguchi, Dependence of calcium uptake on water absorption and respiration in roots of tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.), Biotronics, 28:121-130, 1999.12.
90. Masaharu Kitano, Takuya Araki, Hiromi Eguchi, Temperature dependence of postphloem transport regulated by respiration in tomato fruits, Biotronics, 27:33-39, 1998.12.
91. Masaharu Kitano, Takuya Araki, Hiromi Eguchi, Temperature dependence of postphloem transport regulated by respiration in tomato fruits,, Biotronics, 27:33-39, 1998.12.
92. Takuya Araki, Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Evaluation of photoassimilate flux through a tomato pedicel, Biotronics, 26:21-29, 1997.12.
93. Masaharu Kitano, Takuya Araki, Michio Hamakoga, Hiromi Eguchi, On-line measurements of CO2 and H2O gas fluxes, sap flux and expansive growth in an intact tomato fruit, Biotronics, 26:85-94, 1997.12.
94. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamics of fruit growth and water relations in tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) as affected by root water condition,, Acta Horticulturae, 440, 211-216, 440:211-216, 1996.09.
95. Masaharu Kitano, Junichi Tateishi, Hiromi Eguchi, Evaluation of leaf boundary layer conductance of a whole plant by application of abscisic acid inhibiting transpiration, Biotronics, 25:51-58, 1995.12.
96. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, An impact coefficient of evaporative demand on plant water balance,, Biotrnics, 22:61-72, 1993.12.
97. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamic analyses of water relations and leaf growth in cucumber plants under midday water deficit, Biotronics, 22:73-85, 1993.12.
98. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamics of whole-plant water balance and leaf growth in response to evaporative demand. I. Effect of change in irradiance, Biotronics, 21:39-50, 1992.12.
99. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamics of whole-plant water balance and leaf growth in response to evaporative demand.Ⅱ. Effect of change in wind velocity, Biotronics, 21:51-60, 1992.12.
100. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Buoyancy effect on forced convection in the leaf boundary layer, Plant Cell and Environment, 10.1111/j.1365-3040.1990.tb01987.x, 13, 9, 965-970, 13:965-970, 1990.11.
101. Hiromi Eguchi, Masaharu Kitano, Application of controlled environments to plant research, Air Pollution Research Report, 26:23-34, 1990.09.
102. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Dynamic analysis of stomatal responses by an improved method of leaf heat balance, Environmental and Experimental Botany, 10.1016/0098-8472(89)90050-6, 29, 2, 175-185, 29:175-185, 1989.09.
103. Masaharu Kitano, Hiromi Eguchi, Quantitative analysis of transpiration stream dynamics in an intact cucumber stem by a heat flux control method, Plant Physiology, 10.1104/pp.89.2.643, 89, 2, 643-647, 89:643-647, 1989.02.
104. On-line measurement of stem water flux by the heat flux control method.
Presentations
1. Miyoshi Y., Inufusa H., Hidaka T., Yasutake D., Hidaka K., KITANO M., Pulsed LED irradiation for energy-saving light supplement for greenhouse crops, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Pulsed LED irradiation for energy-saving light supplement for greenhouse crops.
2. Nomiyama R., Takao Y., Yasutake D., KITANO M., Transpiration integrated model of root ion absorption for nutrient management in the soil-less culture, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Transpiration integrated model of root ion absorption for nutrient management in the soil-less culture.
3. Kimura K., Maruo K., Yasutake D., Hidaka T., Nakazino K., KITANO M., Dynamic distributions of heating effect with a frost protective fan operating in a tea field, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Dynamic distributions of heating effect with a frost protective fan operating in a tea field.
4. KITANO M., Maruo K., Tashio M., Yasutake D., Air irrigation effects of leaf wetting on crop water relations and photosynthesis III. Effects on dynamics of whole plant water relations, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Air irrigation effects of leaf wetting on crop water relations and photosynthesis III. Effects on dynamics of whole plant water relations.
5. Kimura K., Ooki T., Maruo K., Yasutake D., Nakazino K., KITANO M., Cold tolerance in spring buds of tea affected by chilling and warming temperatures, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Cold tolerance in spring buds of tea affected by chilling and warming temperatures.
6. Hidaka T., Miyoshi Y., Inufusa H., Hidaka K., Yasutake D., KITANO M., Application of supplemental lighting with LED in strawberry greenhouse, The International Symposium on Agricultural Meteorology 2016, 2016.03, Application of supplemental lighting with LED in strawberry greenhouse.
7. Yasutake D., Miyoshi Y., Kitano M., Yano T., Energy-saving temperature control in a greenhouse by application of the latent heat storage material, The 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics –towards a big picture-, 2015.07, Energy-saving temperature control in a greenhouse by application of the latent heat storage material.
8. Kitano M., Takamura S., Miyoshi Y., Yasutake D., Approach to energy-saving control of the local environment of greenhouse crops by applying constant soil temperature layer I. Improvement of root zone temperature in soilless culture, The 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics –towards a big picture-, 2015.07, Approach to energy-saving control of the local environment of greenhouse crops by applying constant soil temperature layer I. Improvement of root zone temperature in soilless culture.
9. Kitano M., Okayasu T., Miyoshi Y., Yasutake D., Hidaka K, Approach to energy-saving control of the local environment of greenhose crops by applying constant soil temperature layer II. Improvement of shoot zone temperature, The 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics –towards a big picture-, 2015.07, Approach to energy-saving control of the local environment of greenhose crops by applying constant soil temperature layer II. Improvement of shoot zone temperature.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of Agricultural Meteorology of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Awards
  • Contribution to agricultural engineering
  • Heat balance analysis of a tea leaf for evaluating effectiveness of frost protection
  • Root absorptive functions drive salt accumulation in crop fields under desertification: Effects of different species of plant
  • The excellent paper prize:"Kinetics of Root Ion Absorption Affected by Environmental Factors and Transpiration" published in Environmental Control in Biology.
  • A kinetic study of root ion absorption affected by transpiration and environmental factors
  • Contribution to environmental control in biology
  • Effective application of the concentrated deep seawater to soil-less culture of high quality tomato
  • Environmental and physiological studies on transport phenomana in plant-environment system
  • Dynamics of water transport in plant-environment system
  • On-line measurement of stem water flux by the heat flux control method.
Educational
Educational Activities
In undergraduate and postgraduate, I teach Meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Environmental Control for Plant Production, and Transport Phenomena in Plant-Environment System.