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DOST-I awards Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter to Sampaguita Farmers Association

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 07:02 AM    Views : 152by:Catherine L. Lictao, DOST-I



The Department of Science and Technology Region I (DOST-I) through the Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO) - Pangasinan Field Office awarded 42 liters of Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) to the Sampaguita Farmers Association at Barangay Baritao, Manaoag, Pangasinan on February 14, 2023.

The association is the primary source of sampaguita flowers used to make sampaguita garland. These are traded in Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Baguio City.

The Carrageenan PGP is an agricultural technology developed by the DOST- Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) that has been shown to improve plant growth and induce plant defense mechanisms, thereby improving agricultural yield and reducing loss due to infestation. 

The PGP is just one of the technology innovations that DOST-I provides to different proponents that lead to support of different industries to increase productivity, product quality, and improve production processes.


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