Our dear farmers are warned of the five pests to attack during the 2nd Quarter of the year. This is based on the historical data submitted by regions. Our Crop Pest Management Division listed areas where infestations may possibly occur. Bureau of Plant Industry OIC, Vivencio R. Mamaril issued a memorandum to all DA Regional Directors to alert the staff to closely monitor pests’ occurrence. Management options and conditions that may trigger infestations were also issued for information and dissemination. (Click here to view list)
The Bureau of Plant Industry-La Granja National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (BPI-LGNCRDPSC) conducted a training seminar on Values Orientation for Government Workers last March 14, 2017. It was participated by 28 plantilla personnel of the center, three from the National Seed Quality Control Services (NSQCS)-La Granja and two staff from the Philippine Carabao Center at La Carlota Stock Farm(PCC-LCSF)
Ms. Kristine M. Estorque, Personnel Specialist II of the Civil Service Commission Negros Occidental Field Office clearly discussed Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees Benefits and Privileges of Government Employees. These topics are very useful and helpful to government employees. As such, the participants were very attentive and eager to raise their questions. They have learned a lot from the speaker especially the eight (8) norms of conduct that government officials and employees must have. These are: (1) Commitment to public interest; (2) Professionalism; (3) Justness and Sincerity; (4) Political Neutrality; (5) Responsiveness to the public; (6) Nationalism and patriotism; (7) Commitment to democracy; and (8) Simple living. The speaker also emphasized the things that our clients expect from us. These are Trust, Responsiveness, Empathy, Assurance and Tangibles (TREAT). After that, the participants were grouped into two to portray the 8 norms of conduct.
In the afternoon session, Ms. Estorque gave a lecture on the different kinds of leave that a government employee can avail. Bureau of Plant Industry Employees Association (BPIEA) Vice President Mrs. Elalin T. Torio, Vice President discussed the history of BPIEA, Benefits and Privileges of BPI Employees and how BPIEA can provide support to its members.
The participants appreciated the activity because aside from learning new and valuable information, it was also a time to bond with each other and take a break from daily routine and schedules. (Written by: Alona Marie A. Mandato)
In its continuing commitment of providing technical and material assistance to farmers in the countryside, the Bureau of Plant Industry-La Granja National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center in partnership with the Negros Nine Human Development Foundation, Inc. (NNHDFI) conducted a training on Organic Production of Cereals and Field Legumes from March 16 to 17, 2017 at San Columbano Training Center, Sitio Bantolinao, Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
BPI-La Granja NCRDPSC technical staff gave lectures on organic practices to equip the 49 participants with knowledge and skills on best practices for organic cereals and field legumes and provide them with information on organic agriculture as well as how to become a certified organic farm. In addition, a technology demo on soybean utilization such as making of soybean patties, soymilk, tokwa and polvoron was conducted.
Hands-on field demo was done on the second day wherein the participants planted corn, upland rice, mungbean, soybean and peanut following the recommended practices lectured during the previous day.
During the closing ceremony, BPI-La Granja NCRDPSC Center Chief Ms. Milagros B. Abaquita reiterated the importance of Organic Agriculture in crop production as well as in health and wellness. Rev. Father Brian Gore, President of Negros Nine Human Development Foundation, Inc. encouraged the farmer participants to improve their farming practices especially that they have been provided with technical information and material assistance (organic corn, rice, soybean, mungbean and peanut seeds).
This is also the start of partnership between BPI-La Granja NCRDPSC and Negros Nine Human Development Foundation, Inc. Two succeeding trainings will be conducted next quarter to further strengthen the technical know how and skills of organic farmers and increase their productivity and in time achieve food security. (Written by: Doris Paz I. Discaya)
PEST ADVISORY FOR THE 2ND QUARTER (APRIL-JUNE) 2017 Thursday, 23 March 2017 Our dear farmers are warned of the five pests to attack during the 2nd Quarter of the year. This is based on the historical data submitted by regions. Our Crop Pest Management Division listed areas where infestations may possibly occur. Bureau of Plant Industry OIC, Vivencio R. Mamaril issued a memorandum to all DA Regional Directors to alert the staff to closely monitor pests’ occurrence. Management options and conditions that may trigger infestations were also issued for information and dissemination. (Click here to view list) Read More...
2017 Q1 PEST ADVISORY Tuesday, 03 January 2017 OIC Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD of the Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI) alerts all DA Regional Executive Directors, BPI Centers, National Plant Quarantine Services Division, National Seed Quality Control Services Division and Crop Research and Production Support Division for possible pests to occur during the 1st quarter of the year to closely monitor the listed areas. Rodent, brown plant hopper, stem borer, rice black bug and bacterial leaf blight are among the top pests. Triggering factors and pest management options are also specified in the memorandum issued. (click the image to view the Pest Advisory) Read More...