Natural Fungicide Project underway
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently approved a project titled, “Field Verification of Natural Fungicide from Tasmannia piperita (Hook. F.) Miers against Alternaria brassicae of Lettuce and Phytophtora infestans of Tomato.”
In connection with the project, DOST-PCAARRD recently conducted an inception meeting and field monitoring visit for the newly approved project under the leadership of Dr. Victor B. Amoroso at the Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Bukidnon.
DOST-PCAARRD Initiative to Use Viruses against Soft Rot-Causing Bacteria
Los Baños, Laguna— A pioneering project that will explore the potential of bacteriophages as biopesticides for soft rot, a major disease of vegetables in the Philippines, was launched in an inception meeting at the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently.
Funded and monitored by DOST-PCAARRD, the project is led by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Regional Crop Protection Clusters, Benguet State University (BSU), and local government units.
Increased productivity of strawberry with the aid of tissue culture technology
The Highland Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (HAARRDEC) conducted a series of techno-forums which highlighted selected agricultural commodities.
These commodities were featured during the celebration of the Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA).
FIESTA, a technology diffusion strategy, is conceptualized by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Pulong sa Mindanao nakatulong para pagtugmain ang mga nagpoproseso ng isda at mga ‘exporters’
Inorganisa ng National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc. o WINFISH ang isang pulong na may titulong “Fisheries Women Entrepreneurs Forum” sa Amontay Beach Resort, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. Ang pulong na ito ay naglayon na matugunan ang mga balakid sa ugnayan at pagtutugma (matching) ng mga nagpo-proseso ng buhay, ilado, at naproseso ng isda sa mga ‘exporters.’
Ang pulong ay may temang “Developing the Entrepreneurial Skills of SMEs for Enhanced Export Market of Live and Frozen Fish and Fishery Products.” Kasama ng WINFISH sa pag-organisa ng pulong ang Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division (IARRD) ng Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), DOST Region XIII, at Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office XIII.