Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Former IRRI soil scientist shares insights at young researchers’ lunch

Yasukazu Hosen from the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of Japan hosted the IRRI Young Researchers’ Lunch on January 23. Dr. Hosen, a former soil scientist at IRRI and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, shared his expertise on greenhouse gases with San Hla Htwe, Mark Jeffrey Morete, Marilou Barrios, Alexandre Grondin, and Zilhas Ahmed Jewel. One of the important lessons he shared with the group is that nitrogen fertilizer application right before draining the field will cause higher amounts of nitrates to be released as greenhouse gases.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics including career paths. For more information, please contact Joy Sagabay ( or Amelia Henry (

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