New publications from PCAARRD
SEVERAL NEW publication titles have been added to PCAARRD’s roster of quality publications available for its stakeholders. Each carefully written and reviewed, the publications symbolize the transition of information from the researchers and authors to the layman.
All interested parties may contact PCAARRD for more information on how to have a copy of these publications free of charge. THE PHILIPPINES RECOMMENDS FOR TILAPIA PCAARRD has released its latest installment in its banner publication line, The Philippines Recommends.
Tilapia is one of the most commercially important commodities in fisheries and aquaculture.
Although tilapia is relatively easy to propagate and culture, the Philippine tilapia industry needs the necessary boost in quality and quantity of production outputs. Years of local tilapia R&D works have generated several innovative field-tested breeding and farming methods, which when adopted on farm, may help the tilapia industry attain its goals.
PCAARRD, with the help of a technical team of experts has come up with an updated compilation of the latest working technologies in tilapia breeding and farming. It is hoped that fish farm technicians, students, fish farm managers/operators, and aquaculturists will benefit fully from this publication, apply the recommended techniques, and as such, contribute further to the success of the tilapia industry in the Philippines. FIESTA MAGAZINE: ZAMPEN NATIVE CHICKEN With the vast potential of native chicken and its associating challenges, PCAARRD crafted the Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) for Native Chicken. The program primarily addresses two major challenges such as unstable supply of slaughter native chickens and high mortality rate.
Through the Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA), PCAARRD and the Western Mindanao Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium promoted the ZamPen Native Chicken as an additional source of livelihood in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Features in the magazine are useful information on ZamPen Native Chicken breeding and success stories.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT BULLETIN: SUSTAINING THE SHRIMP INDUSTRY WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND AQUACULTURE TECHNIQUES The adoption of intensive farming practices in shrimp industry had resulted in unfavorable environmental consequences such as the occurrence of luminous bacterial disease. The bacterial disease proliferated and caused the decline of the industry performance. The project, Promotion of Environmentally Sound Aquaculture Techniques for Prawn/Shrimp, referred to as Shrimp GAINEX Project, was implemented in 1997-1999 to provide long-term solution to the problem.
This publication highlights the significant impacts of the Shrimp GAINEX Project, particularly the economic benefits on farmers and the industry. Aside from estimation of the economic worth of the investment and determination of social impacts, it also provides recommendations to stakeholders concerned with the sustainability of the shrimp industry.
INFORMATION BULLETIN (IB): MANUAL ON THE LONGLINE CULTURE OF GREEN MUSSEL Mussels provide food for many Filipinos because they are easy to culture and are a cheap source of protein. However, low quality mussels are produced using the traditional bamboo stake method. This method is unsustainable in many mussel areas because it causes shallowing of mussel beds.
This manual features the development of new grow-out technologies for green mussel and a step-by-step process on the longline culture of green mussel based on the authors’ considerable research findings and results of several grow-out trials. It is hoped that this manual can provide information to stakeholders including mussel operators, farmers, and
IBS: ORGANIC PRODUCTION OF CABBAGE, POTATO, GARDEN PEAS, AND CARROTS IN THE HIGHLANDS Four titles in this series were launched mid-2018 which highlight the major outputs of the PCAARRD-funded National R&D Program on Organic Vegetables with component projects on variety evaluation, organic fertilizers and microbials, and pest management products and system.
This series consists of a set of organic production technologies for growing various crops in the highlands of the Cordillera Administrative Region. It contains information from land preparation to planting up to harvesting. IB: SAGO PALM NURSERY PROPAGATION TECHNOLOGY Because of the great demand for sago starch for various industrial purposes, cultivation of sago palm is considered of prime importance. However, it has become increasingly difficult to meet the demand for superior planting materials through sucker propagation because of low survival of planting material. Thus, all science and technology (S&T)-based strategies developed were integrated on how quality planting materials contribute to the overall success in the production of sago crop for plantation establishment.
This publication aims to provide readers with the information on developing and coming up with best practices in nursery management of sago palm suckers and wildlings through science-based interventions, and also on producing quality planting materials for sago plantation development. ( THE PCAARRD MONITOR)