Agronomy

Integrated Crop Management in the Southern Philippines

AHR collaborated on an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project aimed at increasing vegetable farmer profitability through integrated crop management (ICM). This involved research and training in:

  • appropriate methods for management of key insect pests and diseasesIntegrated Crop Management in the Southern Philippines
  • a commercial clean potato seed production system
  • integration of modern vegetable agronomy systems

 

Why study this?

The aim was to improve the livelihoods and food security of smallholder vegetable farmers in the Southern Philippines, an area affected by frequent typhoons, widespread insect pest and disease issues, and poor access to modern vegetable varieties and cropping inputs.

 

Where to next?

Resources produced in the project can be used by farmers to help increase their productivity. They will also help in the development of Good Agricultural Practice (Integrated Crop Management in the Southern Philippines FactsheetGAP) protocols in a new project that aims to increase the supply of safe vegetables to consumers in the Philippines.

 

 

Resources

Agronomy and integrated pest management (IPM) best practice guides were developed for vegetable farmers and advisors. The guides focus on key vegetable crops, and are available in English, Cebuano, Tagalog and Waray languages.

 

 

 

 

Agronomy best practice guides

Topic English Tagalog Cebuano Waray
Ampalaya – field production Download Download Download Download
Ampalaya – protected cropping Download Download Download Download
Cabbage – field production Download Download Download Download
Eggplant – field production Download Download Download Download
Kangkong – field production Download Download Download
Lettuce field production Download Download Download Download
Lettuce – protected cropping Download Download Download Download
Pechay – field production Download Download Download Download
Pechay – protected cropping Download Download Download Download
Protected cropping structures Download
Seedling production Download
 Sweet pepper – field production Download Download Download Download
 Sweet pepper – protected cropping Download Download Download Download
Tomato – field production Download Download Download Download
Tomato – protected cropping Download Download Download Download

 

IPM best practice guides

Topic English Waray
Ampalaya – IPM Download Download
Eggplant – IPM Download
Kangkong – IPM Download
Pechay – IPM Download
Sweet pepper – IPM Download
Tomato – IPM Download

 

For more information contact

Dr Gordon Rogers, Applied Horticultural Research Pty Ltd
gordon@ahr.com.au