Tissue Culture of Jatropha curcas

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done to develop tissue culture protocol for the mass propagation of high oil-yielding varieties of Jatropha adaptable to the Philippines. Specifically, the project determined the following: (1) sterilization scheme for tissues for culture, (2) best/most responsive tissue/explant for culture, (3) appropriate medium for callus formation, shoot induction and rooting, (4) incubation or culture conditions (light, temperature, photoperiod) for growth and development of...

Fungal flora associated with seeds of Jatropha curcas L. and effects on germination, seedling stand, oil quality and quantity

submitted by: UP Los Baños

A presentation on the report of the project done to (1) identify fungi in seeds of Jatropha, (2) determine the effect of the seed-borne fungi on germination and seedling stand, and (3) evaluate quantity and quality of oil as affected by the seed-borne fungi.

Crop Protection Cluster
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Establishment of trial plantation of Jatropha curcas: Developing capabilities for the production of quality seeds and plantation

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the partial results of the project done to (1) determine the silvical characteristics of Jatropha curcas; (2) compare the silvical characteristics of the Jatropha curcas coming from different provenances; (3) determine the seed yield of Jatropha curcas; and, (4) identify candidate plus trees based on the silvical characterization of the provenances. DR. ARTURO SA. CASTILLO AND DR. ROSELYN F. PAELMO Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources College of Forestry and Natural...

Development of postproduction machinery for Jatropha curcas seeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

A report on the project to (1) develop a set of machinery for the following operations: (i) harvesting, (ii) husking, (iii) shelling, and (iv) cleaning, (2) design and develop a system for the proper (i) drying and (ii) storage of Jatropha seeds, and (3) test and evaluate the developed technologies.

Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Seed characteristrics, storage behavior and viability equation of Jatropha curcas (L.)

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report presented during the SEARCA ( www.searca.org ) Agriculture and Development Seminar Series on the research project aimed to establish the seed technology of J. curcas and find out its viability constants. Specifically the projects aimed to 1) to characterize and evaluate the morphological and chemical properties of J. curcas seeds, 2) develop procedures for optimum seed drying, quality testing (viability and vigor tests and moisture content determination), and storage of J. curcas...

Translocation of heavy metals in Jatropha curcas (Physic Nut) grown in abandoned mine area

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the UPLB Basic Research Program-funded study to look into the heavy metal (HM) uptake and translocation in Jatropha curcas. The project specifically assessed the adaptability of J. curcas in the abandoned mine area of Mogpog, Marinduque; determined the translocation of heavy metals to various plant organs of Jatropha up to the fruiting stage; and assessed the effects of some mitigating measures to regulate the transport of heavy metals using microbial amendment in the form of...

Green Fuel = Economic Development

submitted by: daochienergy
This video postulates that by creating "green fuel" cultivation and integrated processing facilities that take waste products from each other as feedstock (including algae & jatropha, anaerobic digesters, manure & wastewater processing, gasifiers, fish farms, dairy farms, and electric generating) that each becomes an independent, secure source of local energy (renewable gasoline, renewable diesel and renewable jet fuels) and expands the commercial reach for both products and raw...