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Accomplishments on Soybean R&D presented during review

April 24, 2019
Mr. Elmer E. Enicola, Program Leader, provides an overview of the Soybean R&D Program and highlights of program accomplishments (Image credit: Gabriel Paolo L. Peralta, Crops Research Division (CRD), ...

An advocacy and a FIESTA

April 22, 2019
ANCHORED on his advocacy to continuously support small farmers and their families through the transfer of productive technology, no less than Dr. Aladino C. Moraca, president of Central Philippines St ...

DAILY STAR: Business

April 17, 2019
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. urged the executives of San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. ethanol plant, a subsidiary of Roxas Holdings Inc., to help the farmers in the province by providing li ...

Sorsogon City barangay receives materials to start longline method in mussel farming

April 17, 2019
The IARRD M&E Team of PCAARRD with the UPV researchers and Barangay Chairperson Ma. Teresa R. Perdigon at Brgy. Cambulaga, Sorsogon City on February 6, 2019. (Image credit: Ivan E. Pineda, UP Visaya ...

Good idea leaves farmers high and dry

April 10, 2019
WHEN the idea was first hatched not long after Emmanuel Pinol’s installation as Agriculture Secretary in the summer of 2016, it seemed like a deceptively simple solution to the age-old problem of insu ...

Contributions of the “Queen”

April 10, 2019
ONE OF THE income-generating crops available in the country is pineapple, particularly the Queen variety, which has vast potentials in both local and international markets. Seeing the opportunity, an ...

Reg. 6 products take spotlight in agri ‘FIESTA’

April 09, 2019
Roxas City, Capiz—The Western Visayas Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium is hosting a three-day Farmers Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) ...

Western Visayas shows off agri-aqua sector’s gains thru FIESTA

April 08, 2019
PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora (3rd from left) formally opens the exhibits during the opening program of the WESVAARRDEC FIESTA (Image credit: Gian Carlo D. Camacho, Applied ...

Large-scale coconut hybrid seedlings production by PCA underway

April 07, 2019
Dr. Emil Q. Javier The last column lamented the misdirected efforts of a clueless bureaucrat in the Department of Agriculture (DA) to abort a decades-long research to develop abaca varieties resist ...

Endangered ‘makaasim’ and ‘batikuling’ trees being conserved through cloning

April 07, 2019
Forester Kathreena Gutierrez (right) and Dr. Marcelino Siladan (center) check batikuling seedlings at Southern Luzon State University hedge garden. LUCBAN, Quezon—Endangered tree species—maka ...

RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH IN ABACA BEING STYMIED BY A CLUELESS BUREAUCRAT

April 05, 2019
After close to sixty years of effort, involving three generations of scientists, we are finally close to offering relief to our beleaguered abaca farmers who had been suffering heavy losses due to vir ...

Problema sa patubig, dagdag pasakit sa mga magsasaka

April 05, 2019
MAPANDAN, Pangasinan—Problema ngayon ng mga magsasaka sa Pangasinan ang kakulangan ng patubig para sa kanilang mga sakahan. Ayon sa Pangasinan Irrigation Management Officer na si Engr. Gaudencio De V ...

MANILA FARM STEPS FOR NEXT LEVEL, NO TURNING BACK

April 04, 2019
By: John Maico M. Hernandez SAN JOAQUIN, STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS – The Manila Farm can now assure more quality and safe processed dragon fruit products after participating in the DOST-initiated traini ...

Organic carrot processing, innovation at Binahon Agroforestry Farm

April 04, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO, April 1 (PIA)--A carrot juice processing plant has been built at Binahon Agroforestry Farm in Lantapan Bukidnon to address the oversupply of carrots in the region.  As part of their ...

Yes, DOST VIII has fresh pechay!

April 03, 2019
CANDAHUG, PALO – Launched last month, the Health and Nutrition Program of DOST VIII encouraged men and women in the organization to plant vegetables such as pechay and okra. Yesterday, employees w ...

DOST RO I STAGE CARRAGEENAN PGP IN THE NATIONAL RICE TECHNOLOGY FORUM

April 01, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology-Region I (DOST RO I) joins the 8thNational Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) as it showcased the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (CPGP) during its launching held ...

PILOTING OF CARRAGEENAN PLANT GROWTH PROMOTER IN REGION I

April 01, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology Region I (DOST RO I) and Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO1) conducted the Farmer’s Field Day together with 150 farmer cooperators ...

Smart farming comes to town

March 31, 2019
A kind of digital transformation is making inroads into the Philippine agriculture sector. On surface, it appears to be the application of “artificial intelligence,” no pun intended, to Filipino farme ...

TECH SPACE : Smart farming comes to town

March 31, 2019
A kind of digital transformation is making inroads into the Philippine agriculture sector. On surface, it appears to be the application of “artificial intelligence,” no pun intended, to Filipino farme ...

AGRITRENDS: THE SPECTER OF EL NIÑO (Last of Three Parts)

March 29, 2019
It rose out of the tropical Pacific in late 1997, bearing more energy than a million Hiroshima bombs.  By the time it had run its course eight months later, the giant El Niño of 1997-98 had deranged w ...

Bacteria help rice grow more roots to fight drought, research says

January 29, 2019
Results of a study reveal that a certain bacteria can induce larger and more extensive root system when applied to planted rice, thereby improving drought tolerance. The study was conducted by a grou ...

GROUPS OF FARMERS GET MULTI COMMODITY SOLAR TUNNEL DRYER

January 04, 2019
Two groups of farmers in Barangay Licungan and Danac of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur now ensure safe and clean drying of products like ube and coffee after receiving the Multi Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer f ...

ILOCOS FARMERS SAY CARRAGEENAN IS EFFECTIVE

November 13, 2018
  Despite the disruption of typhoon Ompong during the testing of Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter for wet season in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, it was able to record positive impacts on ri ...

Video on proper pig management to encourage backyard pig farming among the youth

November 13, 2018
A screenshot of the title scene of the backyard pig farming video released by the Pig Health – EcoHealth project (Image credit: Anna Korina H. Cacho, DOST-PCAARRD) An animated video featuring prope ...

Nueva Ecija cheers rice awareness month through FIESTA

November 12, 2018
Television personality Rodrigo SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija-- The Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC) conducts its Rice Far ...

PH Calamansi association backs R&D programs to halt calamansi production decline

November 07, 2018
Representatives from the Philippine Calamansi Association, Inc. (PCAI), Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) and Crops Research Division (CRD) of DOST-PCAARRD during a field visit at Satsuma Farm ...

DOST-PCAARRD binisita ang Carrageenan PGP field sites sa Pangasinan

November 06, 2018
Binisita kamakailan ng mga kinatawan ng Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) ang mga ‘carra ...

RICH AND HEALTHY FOOD CROP HARVESTS DURING CARRAGEENAN PGP TESTING IN PROVINCES

October 30, 2018
     Carrageenan PGP (top photo) increases the yield of crops and improves the agronomic traits of plants. The experimental crops sprayed with PGP (right for corn and mungbean) wer ...

Produksyon ng oyster mushroom isinusulong bilang ‘alternative livelihood' sa Rehiyon 1

October 28, 2018
Isinusulong ng isang proyekto ang produksyon ng kabuting oyster bilang karagdagang kabuhayan sa rehiyon ng llocos, partikular sa mga matataas na lugar sa llocos Sur na madalas tamaan ng mga kalamidad. ...

Longline method provides higher ROI, increased mussel production

October 26, 2018
Dr. Carlos C. Baylon of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) presents his paper, "Grow out Culture of the Green Mussel in the Philippines: State of the Art" (Image credit: Genevic R. ...



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