Sustainable harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Polyscias nodosa) in a coconut-malapapaya agroforestry scheme

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done in order to determine the cost-effective and ecologically-sound harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya. Specifically, the project aimed to (1) characterize different Malapapaya production and harvesting sites; (2) determine productivity and cost factors of various harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya; (3) compare productivity and costs of the various systems; (4) assess indicative ecological impacts of the various systems;...

Pesticide management of Brontispa longissima in coconut

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the evaluation of selected systemic insecticides against Brontispa longissima or Coconut leaf beetle and determination of their effective rates of application. The insecticides' effect to beneficial insects such as the common earwig were determined while the residues of these insecticides in coconut fruits were also studied. Dr. Leonila M. Varca Crop Protection Cluster College of Agriculture www.uplb.edu.ph

Gene discoveries in coconut

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Report on the cloning and determination of possible isoforms of all the major genes involved in fatty acid metabolism of coconut and to transform the coconut thioesterase gene in corn.

Dr. Rita P. Laude
Institute of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños
www.uplb.edu.ph