Japan Agriculture

Only 20% of Japan’s land is suitable for cultivation and although it’s regarded as a primary sector, it accounts for only 1.3% of GDP. Just 13.2% of land is under cultivation.

Rice accounts for some 93% of all cereal production with paddy rice being the predominant form and about 39% of all arable land is dedicated to rice. Other important crops include vegetables, sweet potatoes, sugar beet and citrus.


Crops at Risk From Slug Damage


Native Snail Species

Bellamya chinensis (trap door snail, black snail)

Invasive Species

Pomacea canaliculata (golden apple snail)

Axcela® in Japan

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