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Soil   Test Kit

Quick method of evaluating the fertility status of the soil which can be done right in the field and results are obtained within an hour. Results become the basis for fertilizer usage recommendation for specific crops to be grown in the soil being tested.

The Head
Soil Test Kit Project
Soils and Agro-ecosystems Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College Laguna
Tel: (049) 536- 2412/536-2405

Enriched Potting Preparation (EPP)

Award –winning Urban Gardening Technology. Growing crops in a nutrient-rich compost soil extract (CSE) and watering and aeration efficient container.

Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2412/536-2405

Solar Balut Incubator

Use of solar power to run an incubator for balut production

Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna
Tel: (049 5362459; 5363229

Sustainable Marketing Scheme for Smallholder Organic Vegetable   Producers in CALABARZON

A scheme developed to market the organic vegetables produced by farmer organizations in selected municipalities of CALABARZON

Dr. Blesilda M. Calub
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

Straw Quality Index (SQI): Organic material quality evaluation tool

A tool (Straw Quality Index, SQI) developed to easily determine the decomposition rate of organic materials to be used for organic fertilizer production.

Dr. Gina Villegas-Pangga
Soils and Agro-ecosystems Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-3229/536-2412/536-2459

Kakawate (GliricidiasepiumLeguminosae) as Soil   Amendment and Biological Control of Soil-borne Pathogens

Kakawate (GliricidiasepiumLeguminosae) is used to boost the resistance of the rice crop to root infection, insect and disease infestation. It is also used as nutrient source and bio-control of soil-borne pathogens.

Dr. Gina Villegas-Pangga
Soils and Agro-ecosystems Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-3229/536-2412/536-2459

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool – Agricultural Sector (VAST-Agro)

Tool to assess the vulnerability of agricultural communities to climate change-related hazards considering their exposures, sensitivities and adaptive capacities

Dr. Jose Nestor M. Garcia /Dr. Amparo M. Wagan/Dr. Simplicio M. Medina
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

Bell and Bottle Early Warning System

A low cost early warning system for remote farming communities as cost effective early warning system for landslide and flood. Installation of the alarm system and workshop on community contingency planning and climate change forum conducted.

Dr. David D. Manalo
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Istitute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

River, Fiber and Power: Bringing Lights and Life to Poor Coconut Farmers in Remote Areas

Innovations to bring electricity to poor farmers will be done by generating clean energy from the current of rivers found in remote coconut communities.

Distribution of energy to the scattered households through the use of car batteries/inverters.

Dr. David D. Manalo
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Istitute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

Roving Coco-Husk Decorticator for the Poor Coconut Farmers in   Less Accessible Areas

Aims to reach those poor coconut farmers in less accessible areas and to provide additional income by bringing to them the services of decorticating machines as well as the transportation and marketing assistance for the resulting fiber products.

Dr. David D. Manalo
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Istitute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

Site-Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) Quick:

Guides for Maize in the Philippines

Quick guides for fertilizer recommendation for hybrid maize in selected areas of the Philippines using the software: Nutrient Expert for Hybrid Maize.

 

Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Dr. Jocelyn D. Labios
Dr. Romeo V. Labios
Soils and Agroecosystems Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229
Dr. Apolonio Ocampo
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna

Sakwa as Feed for Native Swine grown forLechon   de Leche

The use of sakwa, the main corm of gabing San   Fernando (Yautia spp.) as feed for native swine raised in coconut-based production areas, for the lechon de   leche market of metro manila.

Dr. Mary Jean G. Bulatao/Dr. Virgilio T. Villancio
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

“Dos por Cinco” Native Swine Sharing Scheme

A modified dispersal scheme developed for native swine raisers in coconut-based farming communities.

Dr. Mary Jean G. Bulatao/Dr. Virgilio T. Villancio
Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229

Participatory Varietal Selection (PVS) of White Corn for Staple Food

The process of selecting the most preferred varieties (both agronomic traits and eating quality) involving farmers and other stakeholders facilitates varietal improvement, adoption, and rapid dissemination..

 

Integrated Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division
Dr. Jocelyn D. Labios
Dr. Romeo V. Labios
Soils and Agroecosystems Division
Agricultural Systems Institute
Tel: (049) 536-2459/536-3229
Dr. Proceso Manguiat
College of Agriculture and Food Science
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna

SERVICES

ASC offers the following services:

Customized training programs on the following:

  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) in Rural Development Projects
  • Gender-focused Participatory Farming Systems Development
  • Participatory Learning and Action for Community Development (PLA-CD)
  • Participatory Technology Development in Agroforestry Systems
  • Integrated Crop-animal Systems for Poverty Reduction
  • Soil Conservation Farming Systems
  • Participatory Governance

Technical assistance and advisory

The ASC has a pool of experts in various fields and disciplines with broad experiences in soil science; land use; conservation farming; organic agriculture; agricultural extension; farming systems development; participatory appraisal, planning, monitoring and evaluation; and climate change adaptation. Students, farmers, entrepreneurs, local governments, and other institution can avail of the technical assistance and advisory services through the Office of the Dean of the College of Agriculture or directly to the Director of ASC.

Soil analytical services

This service is provided by the ASC through its Analytical Services Laboratory, which is a support service laboratory extending its services not only to the University System and projects that are component of the country's national agricultural programs but to other clienteles as well. The soil analytical services offered include routine physical and chemical analysis of soils, plant tissues, fertilizers and water; soil fertility evaluation and fertilizer recommendation for soils to be planted to different crops; trainings on soil, plant tissue, water, and fertilizer analysis. In its 36 years of existence, the ASL’s clients include farmers, students, government institutions, and private companies that need fertilizer recommendation for different types of soils with wide variety of crops. To extend its services to the remote areas of neighboring municipalities, ASC is proposing the implementation of a mobile soil laboratory.

On-the-job training/mentoring

The ASC also provide on-the-job training and mentoring to students of UPLB and other schools as apart of their requirements for graduation in the field of agriculture, agricultural engineering and other agriculture related fields. The students are fielded in various RDE programs and immersed into various partner communities. On-the-job training and mentoring is also available for development workers and agricultural technicians who may wish to be trained in agricultural systems approach to development.

Scientific visits/Study tours

The ASC organizes study tours for students, farmers, local government officers and other organizations both for local and international participants. The participants are exposed to various agricultural programs, technologies, products and services at the University. For international participants, itinerary also includes visits to various destinations in the country depending on the preferred learning and experiential requirement of the study program. The ASC team makes sure that the tour is exciting, fun-filled and an educational experience.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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