Hiroshi Kubota, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Dr. Kubota's research program focuses on developing agronomy practices that improve economic and environmental sustainability in both conventional and organic cropping systems.

Current research and/or projects

He currently has three focal research areas: 1) cropping system diversity - to improve resilience to biotic and abiotic stress in fields; 2) cropping practice diversity - to provide tools for producers whose goals are improving/maintain yield while reducing negative impacts on the environment; 3) integrated crop management - to optimize usage of natural resources for crop production in an environmentally and economically sound manner. 

Research and/or project statements

  • Optimizing systems productivity, resilience and sustainability in the major Canadian ecozones (member)
  • Breeding, genomics and agronomy research to improve oat yield and quality (member)
  • Improving crop sequencing of winter wheat following canola (member)
  • Manipulating agronomic factors for optimum canola harvest timing. productivity and crop sequencing (member)

Professional activities / interests

  • Integrated Crop Management
  • Sustainable Cropping Systems

Education and awards

PhD. in Plant Science, University of Alberta, AB, Canada, 2018

MSc. in Plant Science, University of Alberta, AB, Canada, 2012

Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo Japan, 2001 

Key publications

  1. 2022. Kubota, H., Liu, K., Tedla, H.A., Curtis, T., Entz, M., Khakbazan, M., Larney, F., Lemke, R., Lupwayi, N., Kapiniak, A., Peng, G., Ramirez, G.H., Semach, G., St.Luce, M., Strydhorst, S., Tidemann, B., Gan, Y. Evaluating cropping systems for productivity, sustainability, and resilience in Northern Alberta. 2022 Beaverlodge Research Farm Spring Seminars held using MS Teams on April 1, 2022, and organized by J. Otani at Beaverlodge, Alberta.

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  2. 2022. Kubota, H., Liu, K., Tedla, H.A., Curtis, T., Entz, M., Khakbazan, M., Larney, F., Lemke, R., Lupwayi, N., Kapiniak, A., Peng, G., Ramirez, G.H., Semach, G., St.Luce, M., Strydhorst, S., Tidemann, B., Gan, Y. Balancing sustainability and profitability: the role of crop varieties and crop rotations. 2022 Mackenzie Applied Research Association Seminars held using Zoom on February 17, 2022.

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  3. T.K. Turkington, H. Klein-Gebbinck, K. Xi, B. Beres, R. Aboukhaddour, Prabhath Lokuruge, A. Mulenga, G. Peng, W. May, R. Mohr, G. Telmosse, D. Pageau, A. Foster, B. Blackwell, H. Kubota, B. Tidemann, and G. Semach. 2021. The impact of row spacing, seeding rate, and fungicide timing on leaf disease and fusarium damaged kernel severity, deoxynivalenol, and productivity of spring wheat. Proceedings of the 2021 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, December 6-7, 2021. Page 30.

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Research facility

6000 C and E Trail
Lacombe, AB T4L 1W1
Canada

Affiliations

Canadian Society of Agronomy

Language

English