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Launching of Fall Armyworm Management

Author: DA-AFID | 27 August 2019

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar kicks off theFall Army Worm (FAW) Management Farmers’ Field Training spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture in Region 2 (DA-2) on August 20, 2019. Senior Science and Research Specialist Minda Flor Aquino explained to the Secretary the recommended management strategies of the region that successfully managed, contained and controlled the infestation. These include cultural management systems like ploughing corn stubbles after harvest, strictly follow synchronous planting, weed management (sanitation), and hand picking. DA-2 also proposed planting of resistant variety “stacked traits” and use of biocontrol agents such as Trichogramma chilonis for eggs or during pupa stage, Euborellia sp. for earwigs, and spraying of Metarhizium during larva stage. ###



Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link:

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

The Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement aims to apprise the bidders of the latest Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Issuances and Updates, to familiarize the bidders on the mandatory provisions and requirements of the new Bidding Documents, and to inform them on the basics of Penal, Civil, and Administrative Provisions under the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9184.