Inauguration of Region 02 Mushroom R&D Center


To support the research activities on sustainable and competitive mushroom production towards food security and safety in Cagayan Valley, the Mushroom Research and Development (R&D) Center was inaugurated on 16 March 2018 at the DA-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 2 Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) in Ilagan, Isabela.

Leading the inauguration of the facility were BAR Director Nicomedes P. Eleazar, DA-RFO 2 Regional Executive Director Lorenzo M. Caranguian, and DA-RFO 2 Regional Technical Director Rose Mary Aquino. Joining them were Ms. Digna Sandoval, head of BAR-Institutional Development Division and Carlita Collado of DA-RFO 2 RCPC.

The Mushroom R&D Center was established to continuously support and sustain the availability of mushroom pure culture and spawn to non-government organizations, local government units, state universities and colleges, and private mushroom stakeholders. Among the services that the Center offers include providing hands-on training on mushroom and spawn production; and availing of grain spawn for initial fruiting bag production.

The Center was funded by BAR through its Institutional Development Grant (IDG), one of the programs of the bureau that strengthens the R&D capabilities of research-implementing institutions by providing funding support for the acquisition of modern laboratory equipment and for the construction and renovation of research facilities. ###

Façade of the newly-inaugurated Region 02 Mushroom R&D Center which is located inside the Regional Crop Protection Center of DA-RFO 2

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