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Crop production and management     * protective cultivation
    * urban gardening
    * peri-urban agriculture
    * homegardens
    * bio-intensive gardening
    * organic production
    * seed production
    * grafted tomato for off-season production
    * organic and inorganic fertilization of cabbage
    * Crotolaria juncea as green manure for tomato and sweet pepper
    * GA3 treatment for garlic, cauliflower and lettuce
    * Maturity index for sponge gourd
    * Cultural management studies
    * Planting distance of sweet pepper in the lowlands
    * Fertilization and storage of multiplier onion
    * Adaptability trials
    * Varietal evaluation in asparagus, cabbage semi-temperate vegetables(cauliflower,sitsaro, sweet pepper, carrot, garden pea chinese       cabbage),crucifers, bulbcrops
    * Vernalization treatment for celery
    * National cooperative trials for solanaceous crops
    * Mulching, summer plowing, solarization, crop rotation, relay cropping,intercropping, trap crops, irradiation
    * kind and optimum rate of fertilizer application for asparagus
    * cultural management studies in onion, garlic, carrot, and sweet pepper

Crop improvement     * Orius tantillus against thrips of solanaceous crops
    * plant parasitic nematodes
    * Eocanthecona furcellata against tomato fruitworm, army worm, cutworm, DBM and semi-looper
    * Metarrhizium anisopliae against thrips
    * Cyrtopeltis tenuis against fruitworm
    * Mulching materials for weed control
    * chemical control for mites, thrips, DBM,
    * weed control strategies for eggplant, cucurbit, and okra
    * use of parasitoids, predators and other natural enemies
    * insect pest management for eggplant and tomato
    * disease management in eggplant and tomato
against bacterial wilt
    * bio-ecology of okra fruit borer
    * monitoring of pesticide residues
    * assessment, prevention, mitigation and control of pollution from Ag-chem pesticides
    * strain differentiation of diseases and viruses affecting cucurbits and tomato
    * development of insect-resistant genetic stocks
    * disease management of bacterial wilt and pepper viruses
    * diseases of mushrooms
    * makabuhay and yerba buena as control against DBM and cutworm
    * Diadegma semiclausum, Cotesia plutellae, Metarrhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana, Trichogramma chilonis, Oomyzus sokolowskii, spotted ladybird beetle against diamondback moth
    * management of purple blotch in garlic
    * T. chilonis against leaffolders
    * Menochilus sexmaculatus against aphids
    * biocontrol of black rot, soft rot, and RKN of crucifers using fungal and bacterial antagonists, and plant extracts
    * vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM) on tomato
    * bactericidal activity of plant extracts against soft rot and black rot
    * biocontrol of arthropod pests in Eastern Visayas
    * insect resistant genetic stocks
    * studies on bacterial wilt, anthracnose and viruses of pepper
    * soil amendments for clubroot control
    * trapcrops for lepidopterous pests and aphids
    * S. torra, Cleome spp. and Cassia occidentalis as attractant of aphids
    * pigeonpea as trapcrop against tomato fruitworm
    * neem utilization for insect control
    * integrated control for clubroot of crucifers
    * Paecilomyces lilacinus on RKN of solanaceous crops
    * kalingag as attractant for fruitfly
    * genetic diversity of local strains of Pseudomonas solanacearum
    * community-based pest management for sustainable production in Bukidnon
    * NPV and B. thuringiensis against Spodoptera litura
    * mass rearing methods for Maruca and eggplant fruit and shoot borer
    * biological control of potato cyst nematodes, fusarium wilt of garden pea and clubroot of cabbage using bacterial and fungal antagonists
    * host plant resistance and biological control complementation
    * NPV against fruitworm and cabbage root maggot
    * neem oil against aphids in pepper
    * organic amendments against clubroot
    * chemical control against diseases
    * synthetic chemicals and biocontrol combinations
    * B. bassiana against tomato fruitworm
    * P. lilacinus against RKN of solanaceous crop neem and cactus leaves combination against tomato insect pests
Postharvest     * bulb maturation and fertilizer studies on garlic
    * use of maleic hydrazide to minimize sprouting
       in onion
    * assessment of pesticide residues
    * postharvest loss assessment
    * improved postharvest handling systems
    * storage of squash
    * packing materials and containers
    * use of alum to control cabbage soft rot
    * use of ethylene to regulate ripening
    * modified atmosphere packaging
    * non-refrigerated storage using sawdust, ash,
       and drip coolers
Processing     * canned vegetables
    * bottled vegetables
    * vegetable-based snacks
    * tomato and squash blends
    * malunggay leaves for food enrichment
    * purees
    * sauces
    * pickles
    * relish
    * noodles
    * instant food mix
    * marinade
    * wrapper
    * vegetable juice blends
    * garlic flakes
    * vegetables in brine
    * onion and garlic paste
    * radish chunks
    * carrot juice and powder
    * powdered garlic and onion
    * squash jam and flour
Biotechnology     * icropropagation and tissue culture of garlic
       and shallot
    * genetic studies in tomato and eggplant
    * molecular mechanism of tomato against
       bacterial wilt
Germplasm  collection      

    * 10,907 accessions of 120 species at NPGRL
Socio-economics     * market-oriented cropping schemes
    * economics of sequential cropping