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Arimoto Laboratory

Head Of Arimoto Laboratory: Yutaka Arimoto (D.Agr.)
Yutaka  Arimoto(D.Agr.)

Development of a new agent to protect plants from pest damage

Our research and development has yielded a new, edible insecticide effective against spidermite eggs. We had confirmed its high efficacy by 2008 and have submitted an application for registration as an agricultural chemical. In addition, it has been demonstrated that this insecticide does not affect natural predators of the two-spotted spider mite, Kanzawa spider mite, tomato russet mite, or the broad mite, thus, opening the possibility of its use as part of integrated pest control in conjunction with predator species.

Main Research Field

Agricultural sciences

Related Research Fields

Biological Sciences


  • Pesticide development
  • Fungicidal / Insecticide
  • Safe and safe agricultural products
  • Safe Pesticide
  • Pesticide containing food or food additives as an active ingredient

Selected Publications

  1. Kashima,T., Takeda, C., Akiyoshi,N., Yoshida,K. and Arimoto,Y.:
    “Effect of a novel repellent, acetylated glyceride, against sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia Tabaci(Gennadius)(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)”
    Journal of Pesticide Science, Vol.39(2), 91-97.(2014)
  2. Kashima,T., Kimura,T., Yoshida,K. and Arimoto,Y.:
    “Observation on the effectiveness of a novel repellent, acetylated glyceride, against the adult and the progeny of sweet potato whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci”
    Journal of Pesticide Science, Vol.40(2), 44-48(2015)
  3. Kashima,T., Kanmiya,K., Yoshida,K., and Arimoto,Y.:
    “Effect of a Novel repellent, Acetylated Glyceride, on Courtship Behaviors and Acoustic Signals of Bemisia tabaci”
    Journal of Applied Entomology, Vol.140(1-2),11-18(2016)
  4. Kashima,T., Fukumori,Y., Kitamura,T., Takeda,M., Yoshida,K., and Arimoto,Y.,:
    “Acetylated glyceride: A novel repellent which interferes with tomato yellow leaf curl virus acquisition and its transmission by Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)”
    Crop Protection, Vol.75, 144-150(2015)

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Yutaka Arimoto
Head Of Arimoto Laboratory

Core Members

Hideharu Seto
Research Part-time Worker I