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Training on the Establishment and Management of Seed Production Areas and Seed Technology Held at ERDB
Posted: 2012-11-16 00:25:01

Los Baños, Laguna - As part of the new target under the National Greening Program-Production of Quality Planting Materials (NGP-PQPM) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) research sector for CY 2013, the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) conducted a training on the "Establishment and Management of Seed Production Areas (SPAs) and Seed Technology" for technical staff of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) from Luzon. The said training was held at the ERDB Auditorium on Nov. 5-10, 2012.

The training comprised of lectures, laboratory exercises and field practicum in Pagbilao, Quezon. At the end of the four-day activity, the participants were expected to acquire additional knowledge on the establishment and management of seed production areas for forest and mangrove tree species and come up with a Regional Action Plan for SPA and seed technology application. The trainees are also expected to utilize the knowledge and skills in their field work and share their knowledge with other PENRO staff and stakeholders.

This NGP-related activity was participated in by 45 PENRO and their counterpart Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) technical staff from Luzon. The second part of the training will be held on November 12-17, 2012 at the ERDB for the Visayas and Mindanao group.

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MARCIAL C. AMARO JR., CESO III

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