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BPI ISSUES PEST ADVISORIES ON DROUGHT-RELATED PESTS

 In a memorandum signed by Bureau of Plant OIC Director George Y. Culaste, DA Regional Directors, BPI Center Chiefs, BPI National Plant Quarantine Services, National Seed Quality Control Services and Crop Research and Production Support Divisions are advised to alert their respective staff and closely monitor areas for possible infestation of drought-related pests. The memorandum was issued following the reported armyworm infestation on onion in Nueva Ecija (General Natividad, Rizal, Quezon and Bongabon) affecting 726 ha (partially damage) and considering the El Nino/ drought affecting concerned provinces wherein pest outbreak will likely to occur. Pertinent information and possible management strategies are provided below for information and immediate action.

Pest Advisory Memorandum for 2019 3

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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

 

Philippines hosts the First Asia Region Training Workshop on FAO’s International Treaty

TRAINING WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (PGRFA) & FARMERS' RIGHTS.

Sustainable Potato Program

Earlier today: Turn-over of potato seeds to Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) farmers cooperatives at Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center in La Trinidad, Benguet.

An initiative of Universal Robina Corporation (URC) and Department of Agriculture High Value Crops Development Program to improve the production and enhance competitiveness of local potato farming community by (1) providing them with high quality tubers; (2) access to training, research & development and technical assistance from the Bureau of Plant Industry and Agricultural Training Institute and SUC's and (3) sure link and access to market like supermarkets, hotels, etc.

DA Secretary, Emmanuel Pinol shared that there will be more than 6,000 units of Solar Powered Irrigation System for rice and vegetable farms and he challenged the LGU's, DA Officials and the cooperatives to find water impounding stations and improve farmers' skills and embrace modern technology.

With DA Chief were Usec Ariel Cayanan, Evelyn Lavina, OIC RED Cameron Odsey, BPI OIC Director George Y. Culaste, and Baguio NCRDPSC Chief, Jesus Aspuria, LGU partners and farmers and URC officials to witness the momentous ceremony.

Grateful to be one of the beneficiaries, Basilio M. Copas, Chairman of Seeds and Fruits Multi-Purpose Cooperative, accepted the challenge and commited to actively support the project.

BPI will play a crucial role as one of the capacity building and technical assistance providers and will ensure the quality of potato seeds.

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