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Biological control-based approaches against major diseases of coffee in Region XII

Coffee pests and diseases in South Cotabato Coffee is an important global commodity and the Philippines is a potential producer of coffee and it is considered as one of the high-value commercial crops in the local and foreign markets. Locally, Sultan Kudarat province is the top producer of coffee which yields in 2016. Despite economic …

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Development of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle Drone-Aided System with vis-NIR Sensors for Soil Nutrient Mapping of Coffee Farms

Perspective front view of initial design of UGV Presently, local farmers apply a certain amount of fertilizers without prior knowledge to the current soil nutrients status of their plantation. As a result, excess or shortage of soil nutrients occurs that may lead to low productivity, soil acidity or negative environmental impacts. One of the identified …

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Mapping the Distribution of Abaca Bunchy Top and Analyzing Epidemic Risks

The project titled “Mapping the Distribution of Abaca Bunchy Top in Different Cropping Systems and Analyzing Epidemic Risks in the Zamboanga Peninsula” coordinated with local and municipal officials of Zamboanga, including the Department of Agriculture (DA) to conduct abaca bunchy top disease surveys, develop forecasting strategies to manage the disease, and gather data on abaca …

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High-yielding and Bunchy Top-resistant abaca hybrids

The project titled “Revitalizing the Abaca Industry through S&T Interventions for Higher Crop Productivity Using High-Yielding and Bunchy Top- Resistant Abaca Hybrids” was implemented to reinvigorate the abaca industry by improving the farm productivity to 1.2 mt/ha through the use of high-yielding and virus-resistant abaca hybrids and its package of production technologies, to ultimately increase …

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S&T-based Sweetpotato Value Chain Development for Food in Tarlac, Albay, Leyte and Samar

Then Leyte and Samar were devastated by super-typhoon Yolanda, which left agriculture in disarray. Developments in the aftermath of Yolanda brought sweetpotato as a significant crop intervention for food security, livelihoods, community resilience, and agriculture rehabilitation program in the coconut and rainfed areas. International and six local agencies (e.g., FAO, OXFAM, Red Cross, Catholic Relief …

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Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VIP): Project 6. Development of LAMP-based Detection kit for Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus – Philippine Strains

TYLCV infected tomato plant. Image Credit: DOST-ITDI Tomato is one of the most important high value commercial crops in the country. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), production of tomatoes reached 95.30 thousand metric tons from January to March 2019, 3.9 percent higher than its 2018 same quarter level of 91.69 thousand metric tons. …

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Development of Integrated Crop Management (ICM-Tomato) for Increasing the Productivity of Fresh and Processing Tomato Production

Tomato harvests in the different experimental setups using ICM-Tomato technology. Image Credit: IWEP-CAFS, UPLB The ICM recommendation is an integration of the use of ‘Healthy Seedling (HS)’ for the management of tomato leaf curl and soil-borne diseases, ‘Modified BCA Release Strategy’ (BCA) for cutworm and fruitworm management, and site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) for balanced fertilization …

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