NEWS and UPDATES
The International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS) recently awarded Sci. Melissa P. Montecalvo, a career scientist and university researcher of NCPC, with the 2023 ISSAAS Young Scientist Award during the ISSAAS International Congress and General Meeting 2023, which was held from November 8 to 10 at the Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The congress theme for this year was “Integrated Management of Southeast Asian Agricultural Landscapes.”
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations’ Plant Production and Protection Division organized a Global Symposium on Sustainable Fall Armyworm (FAW) Management from October 31 to November 2 at the Empark Grand Hotel in Beijing, China.
The National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) capped off 2023 with the NCPC Holiday Cook-Off held on December 18.
The Pest Management Division of the National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) conducted training on the detection of Ralstonia solanacearum through serological and PCR-based methods. The training was held from September 25 to 29 and was conducted at the Phytobacteriology Laboratory and Plant Virology Laboratory of NCPC.
What We Offer
Services and Laboratories
NCPC has a program that provides technical support and advisory services. Some of the components of this program are Quick Response Services and Plant Health Clinic wherein we provide pest and disease diagnosis, pest and natural enemy identification, and specific IPM recommendations.
We also have the following laboratories that may later offer services to the clients:
Biological Control Laboratories
Pesticide Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory
Weed Science Laboratory
Precision Crop Protection Laboratory
NCPC offers training and seminars to provide knowledge and skills related to crop protection and personal development. Aside from the regular training such as Refresher Course and the monthly seminar series offered by NCPC, the Unit also creates and customizes training as needed by the requesting party.