Value as world agriculture inheritance

Grassy plain which spreads out

Sustained grassy plain management system of Aso

sougenWe were tied to not only stock raising but also rice growing and dry field farming closely and have been used cyclically as grass became feed of oxen and horses and warehouse charges of stable only as place of pasturage of oxen and horses in the grassy plain, and we produced compost with feces of oxen and horses, and put into the fields. Until the 1950s in particular, it has been run with set that farmhouse which lived by feed of oxen and horses for agriculture, securing of compost, cultivation and them of the fields managed Makino as commonage (iriaichi) every village.

 
Burning off a field scenery

Burning off a field.

"Burning off a field" is carried out from late February to reach spring through April. It is management technology of grassy plain which is like the saving of labor to remove shrub by burning off a field, and to let Japanese pampas grasses grow thick again in early summer, and is effective.

Pasturage is carried out after burning off a field from April when wild grass begins to be postponed till to about November when there is a frost.

 
Grassy plain and dirt beef

Pasturage

In addition, dried mowing to get storage feed of winter is performed in grassland when it is early fall. "Grass night watch" to stay overnight at hut which we made with Japanese pampas grass with north outer ring for days until approximately 50 years ago, and to cut grass was performed. After having dried in the sun for 1-2 days, we piled up on form called "grass small heaping up" on the spot, and grass which we cut was stored.

 

Knowledge and technique of grassy plain management

Burning off a field

"Burning off a field" is carried out from late February after thaw through April. Management technology of grassy plain which is like the saving of labor to remove shrub by burning off a field, and to let Japanese pampas grasses grow thick again in early summer, and is effective.

Pasturage

Pasturage is carried out after burning off a field from April when wild grass begins to be postponed till to about November when there is a frost.

Village method is the mainstream in mountain in summer winter to have had ever kept for stable manure production on holiday in the summertime, but to put out to pasture consecutively now from spring to autumn. Wide area pasturage and anniversary pasturage are pushed forward, too.

 

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The source: Whole Aso grassy plain reproduction design (grassy plain reproduction meeting)

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When it is early fall, in grassland, dried mowing to get storage feed of winter is performed. "Grass night watch" to stay overnight at hut which we made with Japanese pampas grass with north outer ring for days until approximately 50 years ago, and to cut grass was performed. After having dried in the sun for 1-2 days, we piled up on form called "grass small heaping up" on the spot, and grass which we cut was stored.