By admin - Posted on 22 January 2014

Office of Extension Services Activities

Proper Way of Post Harvesting. Participants had their practicum particularly on harvesting green ice and pakchoi at the BSU Organic Farm. The participants have to observe the "tender loving care" (TLC) principle in harvesting and handling vegetables and fruits which had been emphasized during the lecture on the first day. A total of 45 participants attended the Basic Postharvest Training held at Chrysanthemum Hall, Research and Exension Building, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet on October 29-30, 2014.

Let's go organic. Participants posed for a group picture after a four-days learning and enjoyable experience on organic training. They were joined by Dr. Silvestre L. Kudan, Head, Technology Packaging, Publication and Information, Office of Extension Services (OES) who served as one of the speakers and some of the Office of Extension Staff. A total of 30 farmers attended the BIGS (BSU Internal Guarantee System) Qualifying Course held at Chrysanthmum Hall, Research and Extension Building on October 21-14, 2014.

Participants had their practicum on the second day mainly in preparing Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ) using Papaya and preparing organic feeds following the appropriate measurement as well as the requirements. A total of 30 farmers attended the BIGS (BSU Internal Guarantee System) Qualifying Course held at Chrysanthemum Hall, Research and Extension Building on October 21-24, 2014. (Photo by Shereilyn B. Banglig) 

Technical assistance. Dr. Silvestre L. Kudan, from the Office of Extension Services (OES), answered queries from the participants during their practicum on harvesting green ice and pak choi at BSU Organic Farm at Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet. A total of 45 participants attended the Basic Postharvest Training held at Chrysanthemum Hall, Research and Extension Building, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet on October 29-30, 2014.

Frame making. Prof. Paquito P. Untalan, Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center (CRAC) Director, demonstrated the proper way of making a hive frame to the participants as part of their practicum. Each of the participants made their own frame of which they were allowed to bring home the finished output. Introductory Beekeeping Training for Beginners was conducted on October 4, 11 and 18, 2014 at the Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center (CRAC) Apiary in the College of Forestry, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet.


BSU Organic standard. Prof. Alexander W. Fagyan, Chairperson, Department of Soil Science, serves as the second resource person on the first day who lectured on Soil fertility management. Other resource persons were Dr. Jose G. Balaoing, Cordillera Organic Agriculture Research and Development Center (COARDC) Director, Dr. Silvestre L. Kudan, Head, Technology Packaging, Publication, and Information, Office of Extension Services, Prof. Bonnie S. Ligat, Head, BSU-Mite Predators Rearing Project, Dr. Asuncion L. Nagpala, Head, BSU-Plant Health Clinic, and Engr. Erio L. Tinoyan, Organic practitioner. Mr. Rogel Marsan, organic practitioner, on the other hand, accommodated the participants in his organic farm at Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet for the field-visit activity. A total of 30 farmers attended the BIGS (BSU Internal Guarantee System) Qualifying Course held at Chrysanthemum Hall, BSU-Research and Extension, Building on October 21-24, 2014. 


MOU Between BSU and Prathista

The MOU signing ceremonies between BSU and Prathista on January 17, 2014 at the Offcie of BSU President; in photo are (L-R, seated) Gayatri Sharma, Manager of Prathista Industries Limited, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad, BSU President, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Vice President of Prathista Industries Limited, and Mr. Arsenio C. Barcelona and (left to right, standing) Dr. Carlito P. Laurean of BSU-CSAC, Dr. Eulogio V. Cardona of the Office of Research Services, Dr. Gilda Victoria B. Jacalan of the UPAO, Dr. Araceli G. Ladilad of CA, Dr. Danilo P. Padua of CA, and two staff from Prathista's and Harbest//Marie Fe Wance 



Dr. Asuncion Nagpala, Plant Pathologist (utmost right of the left photo), explains strawberry diseases to Argentenians who visited the University last December 5, 2013.

In the left photo:(from left to right) Romy P. Santiago from PCAARRD, Esteban Sampietro, Daniel Mazzarella and Sabina Zazo from SENASA Argentina.

SENASA is Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria in Spanish and National Food Safety and Quality Service in English.

They toured around the different research institutes of BSU where they were briefed on the functions of each.

Acccording to Esteban Sampietro, their purpose in visiting the Philippines is to look for possible agencies/institutions they can colloborate with.

Aside from BSU, they also visited UPLB and MMSU.

PCAARRD personnel accompanied them during the course of their stay in the country.




BSU and CJHMC heads during the MOA signing ceremony on November 26, 2013 at CJH. In photo are: BSU president, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad (3rd from left); John Hay Management Corporation representative, Dr. Jamie Eloise M. Agbayani (4th from left) who is also President and Chief Executive Officer; CJHMC Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Atty. Michelle T. Niebres; Environment Manager of CJHMC, Alberto A. Banato (partly hidden); BSU VP for Research and Extension, Dr. Luciana M. Villanueva; and BSU faculty, Dr. Marissa R. Parao from the College of Forestry.  

A MOA between the Benguet State University (BSU) and Camp John Hay Management Corporation (CJHMC) was duly signed on November 26, 2013. The MOA binds 

BSU to provide services on the prevention and or control of any assessed pest and disease infestation in the Camp John Hay forest watershed area.

This is one of the extension programs of Benguet State University. The task force is chaired by Dr. Ben D. Ladilad and Co-Chaired by Dr. Luciana M. Villanueva a Plant Pathologist/Phytonematologist, members are Dr. Marissa R. Parao a Forester , Prof. Paquito P. Utalan also a Forester , Dr. Asuncion L. Nagpala a Plant Pathologist and Prof. Bonie S. Ligat an Entomologist 


CSAC Shares how to be "climate smart"

Some of the participants representing the different provinces of CAR
pose with the resource speakers at the culmination of the three day
training on June 2013

 To help Cordillera farmers deal with the prevalent effects of climate change, the Climate Smart Agriculture Center (CSAC) conducted the “Farmers Stakeholders Training on Climate Change Impact on Agriculture and Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies for the Uplands.”

 The training focused on sharing technologies on how farmers can combat the plague of climate change and enable the farmers to cope up with the its effects in agriculture through participatory and community based approaches.

According to CSAC Director Dr. Carlito Laurean, climate change affects the yield of farmers. He explained that highland farmers are now dealing with too much rain during the rainy season and lack of water during summer. These factors affect the productivity of different crops in the region.

On the other hand, Dr. Danilo P. Daguio of DA-CAR, who represented Dir. Marilyn Sta. Catalina, affirmed that climate change poses a threat to food security. This, according to him, is a big challenge to the Department of Agriculture.

Twenty farmer leaders from the different provinces of Cordillera attended the five-day training, from June 18-20, 2013 held at ATI-CAR, BSU. They are expected to share the knowledge they acquired to their fellow farmers in their respective provinces.

There are ways to deal with climate change. According to Dr. Laurean, there are already existing technologies; which need to be identified and utilized.