FACILITIES

(Clockwise) Lobby and receiving area of Plant Tissue Culture Facility, which are used for research and other instructional activities, is also open to visitors. The PTCF has all the laboratory equipment and work spaces such as laminar flow hood for tissue culture activities, culture storage shelves and others

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Molecular Plant Breeding Laboratory found also at the third floor of the Institute of Crop Science

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Cytology Laboratory under the Crop Breeding and Plant Genetic Resources Division (Inset) the laboratory's microscopes and dessicating jars

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The Environmental Physiology Laboratory is found at the third floor of ICropS where equipment to measure and analyze plant physiological activities are stored and used for instruction

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Seed Science and Technology Laboratory on the ground floor of N. B. Mendiola Hall (Galvez Wing)

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Coconut Tissue Culture Laboratory or better known as the Macapuno Laboratory located beside the Plant Tissue Culture Facility

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ICropS also boasts Jardin de Hierbas - a small beautiful demo area which is also a repository of various medicinal plants and culinary herbs of the institute

Jardin De Hierbas

Crop Physiology Division's Plantation Crops Demo Areas

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Edible Landdscaping and Ornamental Crops Nursery (OCN) and demo area is one of the most beautiful areas under ICropS

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OCN

Orchid Laboratory (or the Floriculture Lab) and Nursery

Floriculture Lab and Nursery

Fruit Crops Nursery where visitors can avail grafted seedlings of different tropical fruit trees such as rambutan, jackfruit and mango

The facade of Fruit Crops Nursery 1

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TECHNOLOGIES

RICE VARIETIES

NSIC Rc 202H or 'Mestiso 19' 

Developed by Analen M. de la Rosa, Senen H. Escamos, Danilo J. Lalican, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Sancho G. Bon, Teresita H. Borromeo, Jose E. Hernandez and Tomas M. Masajo last 2009. 'Mestiso 19' is a two-line rice hybrid based on thermo-sensitive genetic male sterility jointly developed by the Rice Varietal Improvement Team, UPLB and PhilRice. It is early-maturing (110 days) and adapted to irrigated lowland conditions in both dry and wet seasons. It is high-yielding, with potential yield of 10.7 tons per ha (t ha-1) and average yield of 6.661 t ha-1 in national trials, out-yielding the check by >1 t ha-1. It has intermediate resistance to blast and rice tungro virus, and intermediate reaction to stemborers, green leafhoppers and brown planthoppers. It has good milling and headrice recovery, and highly acceptable grain and eating qualities.

Mestiso 19

Another variety developed by the same group last 2009 is the NISC Rc 204H or 'Mestiso 20',a two-line rice hybrid developed by PhilRice and UPLB. It is medium-maturing (115 days), and high-yielding under irrigated lowland conditions, with potential yield of 11.7 t ha-1 and average yield of 6.4 t ha-1 in the national trials. It has intermediate reaction to blast and yellow stemborers, and moderate resistance to brown planthopper and green leafhopper. It is highly acceptable both in raw and cooked form.

Mestiso 20

NSIC Rc 13 or ‘Malagkit 1’ was developed by Danilo J. Lalican, Senen H. Escamos, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Teresita H. Borromeo, Jose E. Hernandez, Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino and Fe D. Alzona (year approved 2004) and is the first glutinous rice variety approved by NSIC since 1985. It has uniformly opaque grains, low amylose content, and high consumer acceptability and preference. It is also notable for its cohesive texture, glossy appearance and good taste. It outyields IR 65, particularly in the dry season, with average yield of 4.8 t ha-1. The variety matures in 120 days, and attains a mean plant height of 86-99 cm. While it may be susceptible to some insect pests, its yield potential can still be maximized through synchronous planting and good cultural management.

Malagkit 1

Recently developed variety, NSIC Rc 398 or ‘Tubigan 34’ is a recommended variety for irrigated lowland conditions for Luzon for dry and wet seasons using direct wet seeding method. It has an average yield of 5.39 t ha-1. It matures early at 106 days, and grows to a height of 98cm. It exhibits intermediate reaction to blast, bacterial blight and sheath blight, and intermediate reaction to brown planthopper and green leafhopper. ‘Tubigan 34’ has a high percentage acceptability especially in the raw form, and has a premium milling recovery (71.4%) and Grade 1 headrice recovery (50.5%). It was developed by Danilo J. Lalican, Jose E. Hernandez, Teresita H. Borromeo, Ann Mylalulex A. Magnaye, Katrina B. Malabanan, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino and Fe D. Alzona (Rice Varietal Improvement Team, UPLB) and was approved last 2015
Tubigan 34

PSB Rc 14 or “Rio Grande’ is a rainfed lowland drought-prone rice variety that was dubbed as “El Nino-ready” by PhilRice. It has an average yield of 4.2 t ha-1. It is medium-maturing at 111 days and has an average height of 94 cm. This variety has intermediate reaction to blast, leaf blight and sheath blight, green leafhopper and stemborer. A popular variety being milled as ‘pinaw’ or brown rice, it has good milling recovery (65.78%) and head rice recovery (51.87%). It was developed by the Rice Varietal Improvement Team, namely, Danilo J. Lalican, Senen H. Escamos, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Teresita H. Borromeo, Jose E. Hernandez, Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino and Fe D. Alzona in 1992.
Rio Grande

‘Lian’ or NSIC Rc 98 is a rainfed lowland rice variety with an average yield of 3.857 t ha-1. It matures in 116 days and attains a height of 98 cm. It is registered with NSIC. This variety has an absolute resistance to brown planthopper and an intermediate resistance to green leafhopper and stemborer. As to diseases, it has an intermediate reaction to blast, bacterial leaf blight and sheath blight. It is highly acceptable in both raw and cooked form. Developed by the Rice Varietal Improvement Team (Danilo J. Lalican, Senen H. Escamos, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Teresita H. Borromeo, Jose E. Hernandez, Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino, and Fe D. Alzona) ans was approved last 2000.

PSB Rc 98

NSIC Rc 282 or ‘Sahod Ulan 7’ is a high yielding drought-tolerant rainfed lowland rice variety. It has yield of 2.88 t ha-1, with 8.6% yield advantage check variety PSB Rc 14. It matures in 120 days, grows to a height of 115 cm, and produces 136 productive tillers per linear meter. It exhibits resistance to intermediate reaction to sheath blight. Its grains are long and slender, with very good milling and head rice recovery. It was developed by Danilo J. Lalican, Senen H. Escamos, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Teresita H. Borromeo, Jose E. Hernandez, Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino, and Fe D. Alzona of UPLB and was approved last 2011.

NSIC Rc 282

NSIC Rc 286 or ‘Sahod Ulan 9’ is another high-yielding drought-tolerant rainfed lowland rice variety. It has an average yield potential of 3.5 t ha-1, and registered a yield advantage of 13.0% over check variety PSB Rc 14. It is a medium maturing (115 days), semi-dwarf variety (94 cm) that produces 194 productive tillers per linear meter. It exhibits moderate to intermediate resistance to yellow stemborer, brown planthopper and green leafhopper. It also shows very high percentage acceptability in the raw form compared to grain quality checks IR 64 and PSB Rc 14. It was developed by the Rice Varietal Improvement Team that developed Sahod Ulan 7 and was also approved last 2011.

Sahod Ulan 9

‘Sahod Ulan 14’ or NSIC Rc 418 is recommended for rainfed lowland rice areas during wet season. Maturing at 113 days, it has an average yield of 3.76 t ha-1. It has strong culm resistance to lodging, and can produce an average of 99 productive tillers per linear. It exhibits intermediate reaction to bacterial leaf, and intermediate reaction to brown planthopper and green leafhopper. It has long and slender grains with Grade 1 (70.0%) milling and head rice recovery (51.0%). Approved last 2015, it was developed by Danilo J. Lalican, Jose E. Hernandez, Teresa H. Borromeo, Ann Mylalulex A. Magnaye, Katrina B. Malabanan, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino and Fe D. Alzona.

Sahod Ulan 14

NSIC Rc 476 or ‘Sahod Ulan 24’ is a variety recommended for rainfed lowland areas. This variety has an average yield potential of 4.66 t ha-1. It is medium maturing at 113 days, with mean height of 93 cm and ability to produce 93 tillers per linear meter It exhibits intermediate resistance to brown planthoppers and bacterial leaf blight. It has premium milling recovery (72.3%) and Grade 1 head rice recovery (50.1%). Developed by the Rice Varietal Improvement Team, UPLB (Danilo J. Lalican, Jose E. Hernandez, Teresa H. Borromeo, Ann Mylalulex A. Magnaye, Katrina B. Malabanan, Ernesto B. Cayaban, Jr., Sancho G. Bon, Alfredo M. Sinohin, Angelina dR. Felix, Ester A. Magsino and Fe D. Alzona), Sahod Ulan 24 was approved last 2016.

CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Edible Landscaping Technologies is a new and alternative approach in food production, which merges science and art to form a revolutionary crop production technology. It involves the basic principles of landscape design to guide food producers, homemakers, students, professionals, and enthusiasts in producing attractive and beautiful landscapes. This technology aims to assist in the attainment of food self-sufficiency in household and community levels and realize its goals in creating an attractive environment, utilizing functional spaces, producing safe and nutritious food for the table, and ensuring sustainability. Under the Crop Production and Management Division of the Institute of Crop Science, it was developed by Leonido R. Naranja and Fernando C. Sanchez, Maria Charito E. Balladares, Norma G. Medina, Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong, Bryan V. Apacionado, Eliza C. Aquino, Jennica Amielle Mora, France Mae M. Sanchez (2010).
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The Rooftop and Vertical Gardening for Food Production in Urban Communities recommends various cultural management practices to achieve urban food sustainability and utilizes containerized crop production, soil media alternatives and hydroponic system. This package of technology aims to provide an alternative method to food sufficiency especially in urban localities where scarcity of area to grow crops is obvious. Its developers are Fernando C. Sanchez, Elena C. Ros, Aaron Paul Dizon last 2015.
Rooftop and Vertical Garden

CROP PHYSIOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS

Developed by Emerita V. de Guzman, Aurora G. del Rosario, Maria Lourdes O. Cedo and Rocelie A. Reglos-Zara last 2003, the Makapuno Embryo Culture Technology (Crop Physiology Division, ICropS) involves the in-vitro germination of embryos of makapuno nut and the subsequent acclimatization and establishment of the seedlings in soil. These seedlings are commonly referred to as embryo-cultured makapuno (ECM) seedlings. ECM seedlings, when grown to maturity in pure stand, are pure makapuno-bearing, i.e. they bear all makapuno (100%) nuts. This is unlike the ordinary makapuno trees, which give a maximum of only 25% makapuno nuts.

Macapuno Embryo Culture

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