Biopesticides pitched to potential investors during Bukidnon FIESTA
Biopesticides developed through research and development (R&D) were pitched during the second day of the Biofertilizer and Biopesticide Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA).
Held on November 12, 2019 at Robinsons Place in Valencia City, Bukidnon, the pitching was attended by farmers and investors from Region 10.
Among the presenters were Ms. Leticia A. Lutap of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Dr. Cecilia V. Bautista of the Central Mindanao University (CMU), and Dr. Roger R. Alferez of Cebu Technological University (CTU) - Cebu City Mountain Satellite Campus.
Organic biofertilizer developers woo investors during Bukidnon FIESTA
Technology generators pitched information about their organic biofertilizers in hopes of convincing investors to adopt. This was during the Biofertilizer and Biopesticide Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) held in Robinson’s Place, Valencia City, Bukidnon.
The said biofertilizers include Nutrio® Biofertilizer and MykoPlus developed by the National Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB-BIOTECH) and KD Foliar Fertilizer developed by the Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST). These are all funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Eco-friendly biopesticide Bio-In3 featured in Bukidnon FIESTA
According to World Health Organization, pesticides kill 18,000 farm workers annually. With this information, there is a need to enforce environmental safety and improve human health. To address this need, the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) developed a biopesticide called Bio-In3, an environmental-friendly alternative to the conventional synthetic pesticide.
Bio-In3 is a plant-based, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and target-specific biopesticide which is used to eliminate the pest, tomato fruitworm. Bio-In3 is extracted from C. Viscose, A. Mexicana, E. Hirta, and T. Pandacaqui.
Biopesticides are made from naturally occurring substances, microorganisms, and substances derived from plants.
Tools for improved plant growth production for organic farming featured in FIESTA
Aligned with the goal of sustaining the country’s biodiversity, an event in Valencia City, Bukidnon is being held today to promote the use of chemical-free and organic tools to improve plant growth production.
Titled, Biofertilizer and Biopesticide Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA), the event features technologies that are accepted under organic agriculture and can contribute to the sustainability of the country’s biodiversity. The technologies, called biofertilizers and biopesticides, uses beneficial bacteria and microorganisms that help promote plant growth and production.