The Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and Bureau of Soil and Water Management (DA-BSMW) in collaboration with the host and partner Higher Education Institution (HEI) the J.H. Cerilles State College conducted a 2-days Training-Seminar on Soil Sampling and Vermicomposting on February 17-18, 2022 at (Day 1) New Roxan Hotel, Pagadian City, and (Day 2) JHCSC Main Gymnasium, Mati, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.
The said activity was made possible thru the institution’s engagement project with DA-BAR titled” Soil-Crop Land Suitability and Web Development Project” that was launched and sealed by a Signing of Memorandum of Commitment Support last February 3, 2022 at ACC Convention Hall in Pagadian City.
The seminar and hands-on training-workshop were led by NSWRRDC-HILLPEZ Agricultural Center Chief Joven P. Espineli and DA-BSWM Science Research Specialist II Engr. Wilfredo A. Gultiano with participants from the Municipal Agriculture Offices (MAOs) of Zamboanga del Sur province.
In an interview, Mr. Espineli emphasized that the activity is necessary to equip LRI’s and LGU frontliners in disseminating modern ways of soil sampling and vermicomposting technologies at the grassroots level.
“It is favorable to study the soil fertility status of farmlands to determine the fertilizer requirement of the crops planted. With this, farmers will know the right kind and amount of nutrients that plants need. Ultimately, they can reap gains thru higher yield from their produce,” Center Chief Espineli added.
JHCSC VP for Research, Extension and Resource Generation Dr. Jerry B. Superales in his message, emphasized the institution’s continuous search for collaborations to implement relevant Research for Development Programs in support to the attainment of the college’s vision for a productive and profitable agriculture sector for the benefit of our local farmers.
Likewise, JHCSC Pres. Mary Jocelyn Villejo Battung extended her gratitude to the DA-BAR and DA-BSWM resource persons who facilitated the training-workshop and also the participating MAOs for joining said activity and continuously supporting and helping the agriculture sector to reach out our local farmers, especially in the far-flung communities to promote soil rejuvenation program in order to sustain increased crop productivity.
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