Dr. Alcantara named UPLB's Outsanding Researcher for 2017
Dr. Edwin P. Alcantara, UP Scientist I and Program Leader of BIOTECH’S Biotechnology for Natural Products Program, was named as UPLB’s Outstanding Researcher under the Natural Sciences, Senior REPS category for 2017. He was recognized for his significant contributions in the implementation of a proactive approach to insect resistance management for transgenic maize in the Philippines.
Ilocus Sur honors Dr. Aganggan with Fr.Burgos award
Renowned agricultural scientist and BIOTECH’s pride, Dr. Nelly Aggangan, led seven other outstanding sons and daughters of Ilocos Sur who were conferred the coveted Father Jose Burgos Awards in ceremonies held as part of the 7th Kannawidan Festival that began on 27 January and ended on 12 February. Dr. Aggangan was cited for her achievements in the development of the soil-based biological fertilizer, Mykovam, which has contributed to the advancement and promotion of the country’s agricultural sector.
Dr.Paterno cited for her work on Biogroe
UPLB professor emeritus and soil scientist Dr.Erlinda S.Paterno was recognized at the 2017 BCYF Innovation Awards as nominee for her work on Biogroe under the Agri-Business Category. BioGroe is a biofertilizer containing plant growth-promoting bacteria that has helped increase the yield of vegetables, sugarcane and other crops; promote flowering of orchids; and enhance the rooting of stem cuttings of ornamentals, cassava, and black pepper.