News and Updates

The BPI-CPMD joined the five-day Information Caravan of the Department of Agriculture- National Urban and Peri-Urban Program (NUPAP) together with other divisions of Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) on November 20–24, 2023, with the theme: Agrikultura sa Kalunsuran para sa Masaganang Kinabukasan! The objective of the program is to strengthen and convey knowledge and technology regarding urban farming.

Published by Daryl Gilo  2023-11-24

The program was successfully launched in four (4) selected cities of the National Capital Region (NCR), namely: (1) Sunnyville Community Model Farm, Quezon City; (2) Alabang Central Market, Muntinlupa; (3) Lakeshore Activity Center, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. and (4). Disiplina Village, Brgy. Bignay, Valenzuela City.

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The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in collaboration with the Philippines Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) and the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) hosted a webinar series on the Pestalotiopsis Leaf Fall Disease (PLFD) of Rubber streamed live on the BPI-CPMD`s Official Facebook Page and via Microsoft Teams last November 21, 2023.

Published by Riza Mae C. Catamora  2023-11-21

A total of 189 attendees (145 via Facebook Live and 44 via Microsoft Teams), including representatives from several State Universities and Colleges, Bureaus, farmers/associations, researchers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.The success of the webinar was a result of the coordinated efforts of the BPI, PRRI, USM, HVCDP, and other notable resource speakers.

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The technical staff of the Bureau of Plant Industry Crop Pest Management Division BPI-CPMD served as resource speakers during the training on Common Pests and Diseases of Cassava, Banana, Mango, Coffee, Mangosteen, and their Control on November 14 - 17, 2023 in Cotabato City.

Published by Rogelio E. Magbitang Jr.  2023-11-17

The Research and Regulatory Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MAFAR-BARMM)conducted "Training on Common Pests and Diseases of Cassava, Banana, Mango, Coffee, Mangosteen, and Their Control, which was attended by MAFAR-BARMM technical staff.

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BPI-CPMD conducts Farmer`s Training on the use of Lure Trapping and Management Strategies for Onion | November 14-17, 2023 

Published by Jade Enot-Sanidad  2023-11-17

The Bureau of Plant Industry-Crop Pest Management Division (CPMD) successfully conducted the Farmers Training on the use of Lure Trapping and Management Strategies for Onion in the Municipalities of Aliaga and Quezon, Nueva Ecija last November 14-17, 2023

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November 15, 2023: The Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) XII headed by the center chief Dr. Angelita Abrazado, unveils its new annex building for the use in the optimization of biological control agents (BCAs) in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. 

Published by Daryl Gilo  2023-11-15

The soft opening was attended by the Department of Agriculture Officials of Bureau of Plant Industry, Regional Field Office- XII, Local Government Units (LGUs) and farmer groups.

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Pest Risk Identification and Management (PRIME) is a four-year project among the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) that aims to understand risk factors for pest outbreaks and identify appropriate management strategies and tactics to reduce crop losses. Five pests, which caused major crop losses in the Philippines, will be studied: blast (leaf and neck blast), bacterial leaf blight (BLB), rice tungro disease/ green leafhopper (GLH), brown planthopper (BPH) and rats.