Groundbreaking of UPLB’s Modern Greenhouse Complex



Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Director Nicomedes P. Eleazar and OIC-Assistant Director Digna L. Sandoval graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the establishment of a Modern Academic Research Greenhouse for the Institute of Crop Science (ICS) on 16 August 2018 at Pili Drive, ICS, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), College, Laguna.

The soon-to-be established modern greenhouse or ICropS Greenhouse complex will provide a better-controlled artificial environment allowing a year-round conduct and monitoring of experimental studies. Furthermore, it will provide a more enabling research environment for ICropS students, faculty, and researchers. The R&D facility will likewise cater to studies on crop profiling, breeding, development of integrated crop management strategies, controlled experiments for genetic studies, among others producing better crop varieties thereby improving crop productivity.

In its continuous effort to strengthen the institutional capacities of RDE network members, BAR, through the Institutional Development Grant (IDG) program, provides funds and support for the upgrading and acquisition of priority agriculture and fisheries R&D facilities and equipment, catering the growing development needs for a more responsive delivery of services and technological interventions in the agri-fishery sector.

Present during the activity were Dr. Marish S. Madlangbayan, UPLB vice chancellor for planning and development; Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean of UPLB-College of Agriculture; Dr. Casiano Abrigo, Jr., executive director of UPLBFI; Dr. Edna A. Aguilar, director of the UPLB-ICS; and university researchers and extensionists. ###

Ceremonial activity led by Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, BAR director; and Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean of UPLB-College of Agriculture. Joining them are BAR OIC-Assistant Director Digna L. Sandoval; UPLB Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Marish S. Madlangbayan; UPLBFI Executive Director Casiano Abrigo, Jr; UPLB-ICS Director Edna A. Aguilar; and university researchers and extensionists.

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