BPI - Davao National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center

 

The Davao National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center, formerly known as the Davao Experiment Station located in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District, Davao City was one of the first experimental stations operated by the defunct Fiber Division of the Bureau of Plant Industry. The station was charged mainly with the solution of the problems of the abaca industry in Mindanao.

In the pre-war years, the station was called the Bago Experimental Farm of the OTHA Development Company, a Japanese owned corporation with the idea of modernizing the cultivation of abaca in Davao. The project did not progress until the corporation established the Bago Experiment Station. The program of activities of the station gradually expanded. Experiments were not only focused on coconut, abaca and ramie but also to other crops such as citrus, pilinuts, durian, mabolo, rambutan, chico, marang, lychee, mangoes, star apple, Arabica coffee, African oil palm, blackpepper and rubber. The station received technical and financial aids from both the Ministry of Industry of Japan and the General’s Office of Formosa. The station was intended to become the center for the improvement of agricultural technology in Southeast Asia.

In 1947, the former Bureau of Plant Industry Director and the first station superintendent, Eugenio E. Cruz. succeeded in negotiating for the segregation of 46 hectares from the titled property of 1,004 hectares Japanese abaca plantation under the administration of the defunct National Abaca and other Fiber Corporation (NAFCO) for use by the BPI as an experimental station, hence the establishment of the Davao Experiment Station.

On March 25, 1952 NAFCO formally turned-over the whole 1,004 hectares to the Bureau of Plant Industry by virtue of Executive Order No. 372. Through the Executive Order No, 116 of President Corazon C. Aquino in January 1987, BPI was reorganized to become a staff bureau of the Department of Agriculture. As such, four (4) centers were retained all over the country. For Mindanao, the Davao Experiment Station was identified and was consequently renamed the Davao National Crop Research and Development Center (DNCRDC). In January 2015, it was again renamed as the Davao National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (DNCRDPSC) under E.O. 366.

 

MANDATE

  • The Davao National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center is mandated to generate and promote relevant technologies on tropical crops and the production of quality seeds and plant materials to enhance farmers’ productivity and food security for sustainable farming enterprise towards global competitiveness.

 

VISION/MISSION

Vision

Vibrant crop farming communities and the industry sector producing quality accessible and affordable food for the Filipino people.

Mission

Conserve and develop Philippine plant genetic resources and ensure the development and protection of the plant industry.

 

FUNCTIONS

Research and Development

  •  Generation of improved and relevant technologies/information

Seed System Management

  • Production and distribution of quality seeds of Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) of corn and vegetables (Okra, Ampalaya, Pole Sitao, Bush Sitao, Cowpea and Indigenous Vegetable Crops)
  • Production and distribution of high quality planting materials of tropical fruit trees and plantation crops ( Durian, Pummelo, Rambutan, Lanzones, Mango, cacao and rubber) and other fruit crops with economic potential (Bread Fruit, Jackfruit, Abiu, Guayabano, Calamansi and some indigenous fruit crops).
  • Production and distribution of disease-free tissue cultured banana plantlets.
  • Maintenance of foundation grove and budwood garden of NSIC registered varieties of tropical fruit trees and plantation crops.
  •  Distribution of plant propagules of NSIC registered varieties of tropical fruit trees and plantation crops for mass propagation.

Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Development Activities

  • Collection, conservation, characterization, evaluation, utilization and maintenance of different species/accessions/varieties of fruits including  indigenous fruit crops.

Promotion/Dissemination of Developed/Generated Technologies and Information

  • Techno-demonstration  and distribution of IEC materials.

Research & Development Priorities

  • Identification, collection, maintenance and utilization of germplasm and indigenous genetic resources
  • Selection, breeding and gene mapping
  • Development of cultural management practices
  • Crop protection management strategies
  • Application of new pomological technologies.

Commodities

  • R & D priority or thrust commodities are focused on tropical fruit trees and plantation crop such as banana, durian, citrus,  lanzones, papaya, mangosteen, rambutan, cacao and other special fruit crops that have economic potential.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Inspection and evaluation of plant nurseries and facilitates submission of requirements for BPI accreditation..
  • Inspection and evaluation of tissue culture laboratories and facilitates submission of requirements for BPI accreditation.
  • Provide training/seminar on plant nursery accreditation guidelines
  • Cater farmer-clienteles’ need for cost-effective and eco-friendly control of plant pests and diseases.
  • Cater stakeholders’ need for high quality planting materials.
  • Cater plant nursery operators’ need for scion and budwood materials of NSIC registered varieties of tropical fruit trees and plantation crops.
  • Provide technical assistance through on-farm visitation, seminars/trainings, field demonstration, lectures and distribution of IEC materials.
  • Laboratory plant pests and diseases diagnosis or identification as per specimen submitted by farmer-clients.
  • Facilitate on-the-job-training students.

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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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