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IWEP wishes to congratulate the UP Phytopath students who placed top in the recently concluded Licensure Exam for Agriculturists; they are: Lynne Arevalo, Rene Ray Bacosa, Fatima Benjamin, Sharmaine Binas, Alyssa de Castro, Quennie Gauna, Llewelyne Jain, Anjanette Tadena and Diana Tabudlong who belonged to the top 5.
Your IWEP family is truly proud of you..! Keep up the good work!
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Cocolisap Training at Odiongan, Romblon and Najuan, Oriental Mindoro
Bonifacio F. Cayabyab
Ruby G. Dela Cruz
To educate farmers and other major stakeholders on the invasive coconut scale insect, Aspidiotus rigidus Reyne and its natural enemy Comperiella calauanica, the National Crop Protection Center-Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture, UP Los Banos (NCPC-CPC, CA, UPLB) in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Romblon State University (RSU) and Agricultural Training Institute, Regional Training Center-MiMaRoPa (ATI-RTC-MiMaRoPa) held two trainings last July 19 and 21, 2016 at the Community Outreach Center-RSU, Odiongan, Romblon and ATI Regional Training Center, Barcenaga, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro respectively.
The first training, entitled “Cocolisap Infestation Management and the Use of Parasitoids” was facilitated by the RSU faculty Dr. Julio Romeo T. Chavez from the College of Agriculture. Among the major topics discussed were as follows: Cocolisap infestations and management in CALABARZON, Basilan and Orani, Bataan; host plants of A. rigidus and its implications to local quarantine measures; and rapid collection, production and strategic release of C. calauanica to control A. rigidus. The second training, facilitated by the ATI-RTC-MiMaRoPa Center Director Pat Andrew B. Barrientos, focused on vegetable pests and diseases management with cocolisap infestations and management. The participants were from Marinduque, Mindoro Oriental and Occidental and Romblon.
Dr. Bonifacio F. Cayabyab, as the key speaker, shared the cocolisap invasion in CALABARZON and how recovery was achieved through the help of parasitoids. He also discussed the different major pests of onion and tomato and its management. On the other hand, Mr. Randolph N. Candano presented the major pests of eggplant with emphasis on integrated pest management and the different host plants of A. rigidus and its importance in quarantine measures. The cocolisap infestation in Orani, Bataan was presented by Mr. Don Serville R. Reynoso.
More than 150 participants composed of students, faculty, farmers, agricultural extension workers (AEWs) and state, university and college (SUC) personnel, attended the said trainings.