BOOK ON BAMBOO IS NAST OUTSTANDING BOOK AWARDEE
THE BOOK titled “Bamboo, The Grass of Hope” won the “Outstanding Book Awards” for 2018 conferred by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST-Phl). This was learned from Edgardo Manda, president of the Philippine Bamboo Foundation, Inc. which commissioned the writing of the award-winning book. The authors are Drs. Aida C. Baja-Lapis, Armando M. Palihon, Florentino O. Tesoro and Felizardo D. Virtucio. The awarding will be held at the Manila Hotel on July 12 during the Academy’s annual scientific meeting.
The contents include production of planting materials, management of bamboo stands for pole and shoot production, ornamental bamboos, ecological functions of bamboos, bamboo biomass for energy, prolonging service life of bamboo, engineered bamboo, and others.
The book contains a lot of pictures and illustrations of various products made of bamboo. The botanical names are also complete for all the bamboos grown in the Philippines which number about a hundred species.
The hardbound edition costs R2,000 while the paperbound is R1,600 per copy. Edgardo Manda can be reached at 0917 845.0708 for information on how to order copies. maturity. Economic losses associated with this disease include poor grain quality and reduced grain weight.
In order to address the grower’s need to manage the disease and maintain productivity on highland corn environments, NK306BtGT has been introduced this wet season amongst Mindanao growers.
Duanne Macabudbud, Corn Product Selection Lead, believes NK306BtGT can perform well and can be widely grown on upland and high elevation areas and in areas where DER is a major problem.
NK306BtGT matures in 120 days and is recommended for both wet and dry seasons in Mindanao. It is known to be tolerant to DER, stalk rot and foliar diseases. This variety is also known to perform in poor soils and under adverse weather conditions. It can be planted at a density of 71,000-80,000 plants/ha with a potential yield of 10-12 t/ha.
Initial users of NK306BtGT were also found to be well satisfied with its general yield performance and agronomic features. Among the satisfied persons are Marilou Pajal of Capinonan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon (a financier), Randolf Leuterio, 58, a self-financed grower from Tamboboan, Claveria Misamis Oriental, Merlinda Malicay, 47, from Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, who has been into corn farming for almost 20 years now. All of them said that the new hybrid is really great for planting in their highland areas.
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Edgardo Manda shows a hardbound edition of the award-winning book.