Thursday, August 13, 2015

Vegetable Congress set

The first Vegetable Congress will be held at the Central Philippine Adventist College in Barangay Alegria, Murcia town, Negros Occidental, on August 27.

Carlos Jardeniano, CPAC program head of agriculture, said that atleast 300 farmers are expected to attend the congress, he said.

The congress is the initiative of the institution to showcase vegetable production and technology applied by their agricultural scholars, he added.

“An opportune time for farmers to be exposed to the different setting and the acquisition of agricultural knowledge in the process,” he said.

Among the vegetables and fruits to be showcased were cauliflowers, low-land cabbages, ampalayas, sweet corn, lettuce, rambutan, marang, lanzones and durian, he added.

Set as guest speakers were Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan and other officials from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. They will discuss the impact of the vegetable production to the local economy and the industry’s road map before the vegetable farmers and agriculture students.

CPAC instructors will also conduct lectures on the value of good seeds in cutting-edge vegetable production and good agricultural practices.

OPA senior agriculturist Dina Genzola said that students may partner with vegetable farmers in pursuit of agriculture development, especially on high-value crops production, through the congress.

The congress will serve as an experience and learning venues for the students, she added.

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