History of the Bureau of Plant Industry

 

In January 1, 1930 by virtue of Act 3639 of the Philippine Legislature, the Bureau of Agriculture was split to the Bureau of Animal Industry and Bureau of Plant Industry. The said Act defined the powers and functions of the two agencies. The Bureau of Animal Industry taking over all activities concerning animals, animal diseases and industrialization of animal products and the Bureau of Plant Industry taking over the tasks on plant research and crop production.

 As created through series of laws, Executive and Administrative Orders, BPI has the primary tasks of:

- Promoting the development of plant industries through research and development;

- Crop production

- Crop protection and,

- Effective technology promotion and transfer.

 It is the main agency of the Department of Agriculture which sets the directions for the:

- Accelerated development of modern crop technologies and

- Proper packaging and dissemination to the end-users that would increase their farm productivity and ultimately improve the living standards of the farmers

Through Executive order 116 of President Corazon C. Aquino in January 1987, BPI was reorganized to become a staff bureau under the production group of the renamed Department of Agriculture.

-As such, the BPI is responsible for the:

- Production of improved planting materials

- Protection of agricultural crops from pests and diseases

- Improvement and development of farm equipment and other elated farm structures

- Preparation of programs on seed and plant material production, selection and certification as well as guidelines for its implementation

- Formulate plant quarantine policies, rules and regulations for the prevention, control and eradication of plant (its products and by-products) pests and diseases, and

- Recommends to the Secretary of agriculture plans, programs, policies, rules and regulations and provide technical assistance in its implementation

 

E.O. 338 of Pres. Joseph Ejercito Estrada in January 10, 2001, strengthened these functions. E.O. 338 redefined BPI's functions to be the following:

- Conduct upstream research and development on various crops, namely tropical fruits, legumes, white potatoes and semi-temperate

- Conserve the Philippine natural genetic resources for continued development of new crop varieties of superior horticultural and agronomical characteristics,

- Provide plant pest surveillance and early warning information that would ensure effective crop management for the protection of the Philippine crop industry; and

- Ensure the availability of basic seeds and quality plant materials of recommended crop varieties/cultivars.

The Bureau of Plant Industry implements the program of the Department of Agriculture to help the Filipino farmers on the following:

- Plant genetic resource conservation and management

- Improving crop farming system through R & D

- Production of quality seeds and planting materials

- Plant pest surveillance and forecasting

- Assisting farmers on pest management system and control strategies

- Enforcement of plant quarantine laws, rules and regulations

- Farm mechanization

- Provision of analytical services on physico-chemical, microbiological and pesticide residue analysis

- Development of processing technologies on utilization of agricultural crops and its by-products

- Provision of services on seed testing and seed certification

In December 15, 2000, the Bureau of Plant Industry under the leadership of Atty. BLO Umpar Adiong, was certified as ISO 9002 and considered as having a world class management system.

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Issuances

REGISTERED ONION IMPORTERS AS OF APRIL 4, 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  HERE IS THE LIST OF REGISTERED ONION IMPORTERS AS OF APRIL 4, 2017 (Click here to view)   Read More...
Notice of Job Vacancy
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  Herewith is the List of Vacant Positions in the Bureau of Plant Industry. For interested applicants, please contact our Personnel Section.  (Click here to view list) Read More...
DA Department Order No. 5 S.2017 - GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NOAB
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Department Order No. 5 Series of 2017 GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE BOARD Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 14 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DA
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 14 Series of 2017  GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 13 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DA.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 13 Series of 2017 GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Read More...
IMAGE PEST ADVISORY FOR THE 2ND QUARTER (APRIL-JUNE) 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Our dear farmers are warned of the five pests to attack during the 2nd Quarter of the year. This is based on the historical data submitted by regions. Our Crop Pest Management Division listed areas where infestations may possibly occur. Bureau of Plant Industry OIC, Vivencio R. Mamaril issued a memorandum to all DA Regional Directors to alert the staff to closely monitor pests’ occurrence. Management options and conditions that may trigger infestations were also issued for information and dissemination.  (Click here to view list)   Read More...
IMAGE THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
  THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT   (Click here to view) Read More...
IMAGE 2017 Q1 PEST ADVISORY
Tuesday, 03 January 2017
    OIC Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD of the Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI) alerts all DA Regional Executive Directors, BPI Centers, National Plant Quarantine Services Division, National Seed Quality Control Services Division and Crop Research and Production Support Division for possible pests to occur during the 1st quarter of the year to closely monitor the listed areas. Rodent, brown plant hopper, stem borer, rice black bug and bacterial leaf blight are among the top pests. Triggering factors and pest management options are also specified in the memorandum issued.   (click the image to view the Pest Advisory) Read More...
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