Eldrin De Los Reyes Arguelles, University Researcher I, has been chosen as UPLB's Outstanding Researcher in the Natural Sciences, Junior REPS Category for 2018
Ms. Adora M. de Castro, Lab Tech II, is UPLB's Outstanding Administrative Personnel, Technician Category for 2018
BIOTECH staff and officials celebrate the 2016 UPLB Loyalty Day in full force
Dr. Alcantara has contributed significantly to the implementation of a proactive approach to insect resistance management for transgenic maize in the Philippines.
Dr. Aggangan has contributed significantly to researches on mycorrhizal fungi as an alternative to chemical fertilizers for reforestation species; development and commercialization of MYKOVAM.
The BIOTECH Building, which was initially called the Ferdinand E. Marcos Center for Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, is located inside the 77.7 hectare Agricultural and Life Sciences Complex at UP Los Baños
BIOTECH products are cost-effective and cheaper alternatives to conventional products, making use of locally available materials which are safer to the environment
Awarding of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Services (QMS) to BIOTECH
Dr. Mercado was awarded as KKP-STI Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension



BIOTECH project gets funding from RDA-Korea


biotech_article_pic2_aug_6_2010A National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) project that aims to improve corn and legume productivity through the use of biofertilizers has been funded by the Department of Agriculture Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Government of Korea.


The project “Biofertilizer Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production” will be implemented under the Biotechnology for Agriculture and Forestry Program led by Dr. Marilyn B. Brown with Dr. Mannix B. Pedro, Dr. Ma. Lourdes Q. Sison, Dr. Perry Escaño, Dr. Rosario G. Monsalud, Dr. Bayani M. Espiritu, and Ms. Fe Torres as members.

It aims to improve corn and legume productivity using biofertilizers, modern farming techniques, and improved corn and legume varieties. Biofertilizer products of BIOTECH will be promoted and showcased through demonstration farms established in collaboration with farmers in Nueva Viscaya, Isabela, Laguna, Batangas, andCavite. The project will also feature the combined use of multi-strain inoculants (nitrogen fixers and mycorrhiza) and high-quality compost.

The project obtained a US$105,000 funding for three years of implementation under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between DA-Philippines and RDA-Korea. The MOU aims to promote and develop agricultural scientific and technical cooperation through research and development, technology transfer, education, and training.

Dr. Ui-Gum Kang, director of the Crop Environment Research Division at the National Institute of Crop Science of RDA, and Dr. Jeong Kwang-Ho, a research scientist of the same Institute, visited the Departmentof Agriculture and UPLB on May 25-31 to discuss project implementation. They also visited prospective field demonstration sites in Batangas,Cavite, and Nueva Vizcaya with Dr. Brown and other members of the team.

BIOTECH–UPLB has developed and extensively field-tested a number of microbe-based inoculants for various crops over the last 20 years. It has also contributed towards efforts to develop low-input technologies to improve farm productivity.(R.G. Monsalud and R.A.Dorado)

Originally published in the UPLB Horizon, Volume 12 Number 2


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