DOST-PCAARRD project to assess PH mango germplasm for resistance to scab and stem-end rot
A newly-approved project will evaluate Philippine mango varieties and strains for resistance to stem-end rot and scab diseases.
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently launched the three-year project, “Fruit Quality Improvement in ‘Carabao’ Mango through Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Identification for Scab and Stem-end Rot Resistance by Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) and Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS).”
Dr. Edward A. Barlaan of the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) leads the project, which will also develop molecular markers and establish a GBS-generated sequence database associated with resistance to the said diseases.
Building a Filipino-English Bilingual Knowledge Taxonomy for the AANR
A paper, which will serve as a baseline on creating a bilingual knowledge taxonomy for the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector, was recently presented in an online conference.
Titled, "Building a Filipino-English bilingual knowledge taxonomy using clustering," the paper won as Best Paper at the 2020 Computing Society of the Philippines-Information and Computing Education Conference (CSP-ICE).
Presented by Ms. Rikki Lee Mendiola, Information Systems Analyst, the paper was based on the project, "Enhancing the Knowledge Management for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (KM4AANR) System," funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources technologies generated through R&D to be showcased in the 5th NRDC
Technologies and innovations which are products of research and development with the goal of food security and sustainability in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sectors, will be one of the highlights of the 5th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC).
Organized and held annually by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the NRDC features outputs of government-supported programs and projects under the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) to government agencies, local government units (LGUs), academe, industry and communities, local and international organizations and the general public.
Themed, “Research and Development: Making Change Happen,” NRDC will be held virtually via Zoom from November 9 to 11, 2020.
Families in Laguna and Batangas benefit from tilapia farming project of DOST-PCAARRD
An initiative of an agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is making tilapia farming accessible to selected beneficiaries in Laguna and Batangas.
A total of 14 farmer cooperators culturing tilapia in 17 fishponds with area of 2,798 sq m located in Laguna and Batangas benefited from the project, “Tilapia para sa Pamayanan” of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), an agency of DOST.
The project provided free fingerlings, feeds, and technical support to the farmer cooperators.