NEWS and UPDATES
The National Crop Protection Center participated in the Municipal Government of Los Baños' celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month. The Center set up an exhibit of its technologies, and two NCPC researchers--Ms. April N. Alviar and Mr. Gideon Aries S....
Six personnel from the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) participated in the National Crop Protection Center’s second offering of the Refresher Course on Identification and Management of Pests and Diseases in Rice, Corn, Vegetables, and Plantation Crops in 2023. The course was held virtually from October 16 to 20, 2023. The Professional Regulation Commission granted the Refresher Course with 29 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Last September 27, the National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) trained four staff members of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) Region III’s Feed Chemical Analysis Laboratory on how to use the Rapid Test Kit (RTK) for Pesticide Residues. The training, held at the NCPC’s Pesticide Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory consisted of hands-on activities and lectures on RTK and food safety and standards.
NCPC Quick Response Team investigates red-striped soft scale, a newly emerging insect pest in sugarcane in the Philippines
The National Crop Protection Center – Quick Response Team (NCPC – QRT) visited the provinces of Pampanga and Batangas last September 5 and 13 to monitor a newly reported sugarcane insect pest observed by the Sugar Regulatory Administration – Luzon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SRA-LAREC). Together with the SRA-LAREC staff, the team conducted ocular inspection and sample collection at the SRA-LAREC station and on sugarcane fields in Porac, Pampanga and Calaca and Balayan in Batangas.
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.