RDE Stories

VSU President Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin encouraged beneficiaries of the National Greening Program to engage in the bee-keeping industry as an alternate source of income for growing trees.

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Forty years ago today, the Philippine Root Crops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) was formally established at VSU through Presidential Decree 1107.

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Australian Deputy Head of Mission Mat Kimberley expressed his gratitude and support for the research projects VSU has made in partnership with the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) during his visit to VSU, July 20.

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Researchers from the Philippine Root Crops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) at VSU revealed for the first time the effect of the phytoplasma disease or the witch's broom on the physiological functions of the cassava root crop known scientifically as Manihot esculenta.

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Some 150 tree farmers and officers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) thronged VSU for trainings in income-generating technologies, June 21-23.

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Sweet potato farmers, processors, and agricultural technicians from West Leyte and Samar are now undergoing training to establish and maintain Farmer Business Schools (FBS) in this area, January 10-13, at the Philippine Rootcrops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) at VSU.

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Some 40 municipalities and cities from the provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar acquired high-resolution flood hazard and resource maps during a turnover ceremony at the VSU Convention Center, May 26.

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Possessing the dynamism of an entrepreneur is necessary in crafting and doing research activities, Undersecretary for Field Operations Isabelo Montejo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said during the 28th Regional Research Symposium at VSU, December 7.

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VSU is training beneficiaries of the National Greening Program (NGP) on modern technologies in vegetable, rootcrop, biofertilizer, quality tree seedling and bamboo production, agroforestry, bee-keeping, marketing, and noodle processing, starting this week, May 29-June 2.

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The Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and VSU are geared to promote intellectual property awareness in the academe after the seminar on Technology Transfer Act (TTA) of 2009 and Intellectual Property Policies, at the PhilRootcrops Training Hall, September 15.

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Research publications by VSU faculty and staff had increased by about 39% in 2016 from 2015’s statistics. The number of articles had escalated to 34 from 25 research papers published in international non-ISI, science direct, or Scopus indexed journals in 2015.

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The handbook on “Arthropod Pests and Diseases of Cassava in the Philippines: An Illustrated Handbook for Identification and Management Guide” by Dr. Erlinda A. Vasquez is now ready for release.

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