Training Programs

Crop Production and Plant Breeding

Corn Seed Production

Theoretical and practical aspects (with some field exercises) of producing high quality corn seeds that include planting, cultural management, harvesting, processing, postharvest practices, marketing and seed distribution. This training is a requirement for the accreditation of IPB-UPLB hybrid and open pollinated corn seed growers.

  • By arrangement (3 days), whole year round
  • P7,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Evaluation of Economically Important Crops for Resistance to Major Diseases

Theoretical and practical aspects of identifying/screening crop varieties with resistance to important diseases; useful to seed growers and producers.

  • By arrangement (3 days) (available whole year round)
  • P6,000
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478
  • Minimum number of participants: 5

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Hybrid Papaya Production

Theoretical and practical aspects of producing Sinta, a hybrid papaya; include seed handling, pricking, planting, cultural management, harvesting, postharvest practices and marketing; also features trip to a papaya growing area or to a participant's possible planting site for evaluation and planting recommendations.

  • By arrangement (3 days), whole year round
  • P6,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Hydroponics, Vegetable Production with Emphasis on SNAP Hydroponics

Theoretical and practical aspects of hydroponics with emphasis on setting-up and running a SNAP hydroponics system; identification of different nutrient deficiency and toxicity symptoms; basic concepts in plant nutrition relevant to hydroponics vegetable production; includes starter kit - nutrient solution, established seedlings, and styrofoam boxes and cups

  • By arrangement (1 day), whole year round
  • P2,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Lecture-Training on Selected Indigenous Plants from the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines

This non-degree course aims to promote utilization, commercialization and conservation of selected indigenous plants commonly seen in local communities and in the wild

  • Date duration and time schedule: half day (1 hr lecture)
  • Availability of the lecture-training is from December 2016 to March 2017 (if extension of the project is approved)
  • Venue: Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinators: Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong (project leader), Maria Charito E. Balladares (co-project leader), Fredric M. Odejar (research associate)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227

Micropropagation of Musa spp. (or other selected crops)

Theoretical background and practical application of tissue culture techniques for the propagation of Musa spp. and/or other selected crops.

  • By arrangement, whole year round (5 days)
  • P10,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Molecular and Serological Techniques in Plant Disease Diagnosis

Theoretical and practical aspects of disease detection and diagnosis using nucleic acid and antibody-based techniques; useful for producing disease-free planting materials of new crop varieties or tissue cultured plantlets for platation managers, agriculturists, technicians, and teachers.

  • Schedule by arrangement (4 days/module) (available whole year round)
  • Course fee: P10,000/module
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 543-9478
  • Minimum number of participants: 5

Nursery and Field Establishment of Tissue Cultured Bananas

Theoretical background and practical aspects of growing tissue culture bananas that include potting out, nursery establishment, field planting and cultural management practices in growing tissue cultured bananas. Useful for nurserymen and banana growers/farmers. Includes training kit with in vitro meriplants and established seedlings ready for field planting.

  • By arrangement (2 days), whole year round
  • P4,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Organic Production of Vegetable Crops

Theoretical and practical aspects of producing vegetable crops under organic conditions that cover preparation of organic fertilizer, pesticides, proper cultural management practices and suitable farming systems.

  • By arrangement (2 days), whole year round
  • P4,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinators: Virma Rea G. Lee
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management of Economic Plants

Seed selection, seedling and seedbed preparation, asexual propagation, and establishment and maintenance of a nursery.

  • By arrangement (1 day)
  • P2,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dr. Roberto C. Coronel
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-2448/2478

Rooftop and Vertical Gardening for Food Production in Urban Communities

To promote alternative food/crop production and food security especially for city dwellers with limited space in urban areas, rooftop and vertical wall gardens.

  • Duration:One (1) day
  • Venue:Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Ms. Elena C. Ros, Mr. Aaron Dizon (Univ. Research Associate of the project)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 501-6649
  • Additional details: Speakers’ fees and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)

Seed Production of Legumes

Theoretical and practical aspects of vegetable and legume production for seed purposes that covers site selection, planting, cultural management practices, harvesting, post-harvest handling and storage, economics of seed production; includes an exposure trip to other neighboring research institutions; a requirement for the accreditation of IPB-UPLB legume seed growers.

  • 4 days (whole year round)
  • Course fee: PhP 8,000 per person
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 543-9478
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Seed Production of Vegetables

Theoretical and practical aspects of vegetable production for seed purposes that covers site selection, planting, cultural management practices, harvesting, postharvest handling and storage, economics of seed production and marketing. Includes an exposure trip to other neighboring research institutions. This training is a requirement for the accreditation of IPB-UPLB vegetable seed growers.

  • By arrangement (5 days), whole year round
  • Venue: CSC
  • P10,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Virma Rea G. Lee
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 543-9478

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Seminar on Coffee Production and Management

This seminar and hands-on demonstration offers an introduction into the various principles and techniques in coffee propagation, processing and management.

  • Duration: 0.5 to 1 day
  • Venue:Crop Physiology Division (CPD), Institute of Crop Science (ICropS), College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None; Other requirements depend on the training needs of the requesting party
  • Coordinator: Dr. Edna A. Aguilar
 (Officer in Charge
, Institute of Crop Science)
; Prof. Bong M. Salazar
 (Crop Physiology Division
, Institute of Crop Science
)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349 – 536-2217, +6349- 501-6649, and 536-2468

Training Course on Orchid Tissue Culture/ Training Course on Orchid Culture

This short course focuses on the protocols of orchid production and management, and maintenance of an orchid nursery.

  • Duration:Five (5) days
  • Venue: Orchid Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Fees to cover training materials: P8,000 - Training Course on Orchid Tissue Culture; P5,000 - Training Course on Orchid Culture
  • Coordinator: Ms. Ma. Charito E. Balladares
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227
  • Additional Note:Orchid Culture Training and Training on Tissue Culture of Orchids can be integrated with Production of Different Ornamental Plants Training for more comprehensive topics depending on the clients’ needs.

Training Course on Tissue Culture of Selected Crops

This short course focused on the introduction of tissue culture protocols for selected crops. It also provides hands-on laboratory activities and maintenance of tissue cultured materials

  • Duration: Minimum of five (5) days (for participants with tissue culture background); Minimum of two (2) weeks (for participants without tissue culture background)
  • Venue: Plant Tissue Culture Facility, Crop Physiology Division, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Coordinators: Dr. Rene Rafael C. Espino; Mr. Marco Rafael M. Espino
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349 – 543-0061
  • Course fee and other requirements depend on the training needs of the requesting party

Training on Basic Concepts in Plant Nutritional Requirements, Functions and Disorders

Theoretical and practical aspects of nutrient formulation for hydroponics systems, includes: understanding of the nutritional requirements of selected crops; identification of nutrient deficiency symptoms and excess symptoms and their impact to plant growth; and nutrient formulation exercise.

  • By arrangement (1 day), whole year round
  • P2,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 6
  • Coordinator: IPB Extension Unit and Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo
  • IPB Tel. Nos: (049) 536-5287/576-0090

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Send requests to:
Dr. Calixto M. Protacio
Director
Crop Science Cluster
College of Agriculture
UP Los Baños
Fax: 63 (049) 536-5287

Training on Edible Landscaping

The training aims to disseminate the Edible Landscaping (EL) technology towards attaining food security at the household level. It is composed of five to six major parts:
(1) Introduction and History of EL
(2) Lecture on the elements and principles of design
(3) Hands-on activity/application of the elements and principles of design
Lecture on design making, implementation and maintenance
(5) Hands-on activity/application of design, and
(6) implementation of design after modification.

  • Date duration and time schedule: 1-2 days (or 8 -16 hours)
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Ornamental Crops Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Speakers and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. (Project Leader); Maria Charito E. Balladares, Norma G. Medina, Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong, Bryan V. Apacionado (Project Staff); Eliza C. Aquino, Jennica Amielle Mora, France Mae M. Sanchez (University Research Associates)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349-536-0716

Training on Hybrid Corn Production

Theoretical and practical aspects (with some field exercises) of producing corn utilizing hybrid corn seeds. It includes planting, cultural management, insect pest and disease management, harvesting, and post-harvest handling. The training is offered for technicians, farmers and other stakeholders. Training kit, and AM and PM snacks will be provided.

  • By arrangement (2 days), whole year round
  • P4,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Proceso H. Manguiat
  • (049) 536- 5287/576-0090

Fees subject to change, training fee covers training kit and snacks only. Training courses for other areas in crop/seed production could be designed depending on the needs of the clients. Free post training assistance will be provided but traveling expenses should be shouldered by the requesting party.

Special Training Courses on Plant Breeding, Genebanking and Crop Biotech are offered upon request.

Send requests to:
Dr. Calixto M. Protacio
Director
Crop Science Cluster
College of Agriculture
UP Los Baños
Fax: 63 (049) 536-5287

Training on Production of Different Ornamental Plants

This training program consolidates the different production principles and methods for high-value ornamental plants.

  • Date duration and time schedule: Five (5) days
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Orchid Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • This training can be integrated with other topics depending on the need of the client; Can have more hands-on activities; Includes visits to ornamental farms
  • Coordinator: Ms. Ma. Charito E. Balladares
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227