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Last January 25, 2017 at 246 Brgy Maite, Hermosa, Bataan, during the Pineapple Festival we were privileged to taste one of the sweetest and most succulent pineapples in the country. It’s so tasty that you can eat it down to its core. It is called Ulam Pine. True to its name, this pineapple can be a viand or “Ulam” to our steaming rice.

 

Ulam Pine is a variety of pineapple developed from a cross of wild spring Brazilian species and a standard non-spiny Hawaiian hybrid. This is a product of more than 30 years of passion and hard work of Dr. Juan C. Acosta, a plant scientist and agriculture expert. He named this premium hybrid to his only daughter MALU. On November 2009, Plant Variety Protection certificate was issued to this novel cultivar.

 

PVPO, in collaboration with the JCAcosta Corporation, Ulam Pine suckers and planting technology were transferred from Bukidnon to Bataan. Mr. Luis Nate, our Farmer Co-operator willingly adopted the technology and just after few months, we taste the sweet fruit of their labours.

 

A ceremonial pineapple picking and tasting were held with representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, HVCDP, DA-RFO III, Local government officials, barangay officials and farmers from different municipalities in Bataan. It was made more meaningful with the attendance of the children of Dr. Juan Acosta, Dr. Nereus Acosta and the famous Malu herself, Rep. Malou Acosta - Alba. A blind taste test was conducted among three pineapple varieties planted in Mr. Nate’s farm. Who won the best tasting crown? Of course, the Ulam Pine!

 

Also, experts shared propagation techniques on how a single crown can produce up to 25 pineapple suckers.

 

The best part was perhaps, when we were allowed to take home those pineapples that we just harvested, less the crowns, of course. 

 

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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.

 

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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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