PCAARRD participates in SEANAFE 2nd International Agroforestry Congress
The Philippines, being one of the member-networks of the Southeast Asian Network for Agroforestry Education (SEANAFE), was a participant to the 2nd International Agroforestry Congress conducted on November 27-30, 2016 at the Tay Nguyen University in Vietnam. The congress was held for four days and had the theme, Agroforestry for Sustainable and Resilient Farming Communities.
WiltCure for effective disease control in tomato, eggplant, and hot pepper
WiltCure, a biopesticide, can effectively control Fusarium wilt in tomato, eggplant, and hot pepper, resulting in more vigorous growth and higher yield.
This was the key finding of the project, Callus and microbe co-culture as a novel source of biopesticides against major agricultural pests and diseases, which was funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and monitored by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the DOST (PCAARRD).
First DOST-PCAARRD R&D Program on Citrus rolling in Cagayan Valley
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) is pushing for the R&D program, Citrus Resources Research for Development in Cagayan Valley or CRR4DCV.
The project is the first among the Regional Industry Strategic S&T Program or ISP approved for funding support by the Council.
PCAARRD renews partnership with stakeholders for knifefish control in Laguna de Bay
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) renewed its membership to the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Containment of Knifefish in Laguna de Bay in a ceremonial memorandum of agreement signing held at the National Ecology Center, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) in Diliman, Quezon City on December 6, 2016. The activity was part of the Partnership Forum organized by the Laguna Lake Development Authority to enlist commitment from stakeholder groups to implement measures for controlling the population of knifefish, an invasive species in Laguna de Bay.