Left photo: Forester Jose F. Layese discusses the topic, Tree Imrovement: Understanding the Development of Mother trees for seed production. Right photo: Jovelyn Macoy, SPA focal Person of Negros Occidental during the open forum discusses with resource persons and inquiries about the proper collection and processing of Pagsahing in fruit and seeds.

Field personnel and focal persons of the Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) must fully understand the scientific methods and basic requirements of producing quality planting materials from quality seed sources in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

Hence, the Coastal Resources and Ecotourism Research, Development and Extension Center (CRERDEC) through the Visayas Forest Tree Seed Center (VFTSC) conducted a training on Forest Tree Seed Technology and Maintenance of Seed Sources for the DENR Region 6 eNGP focal persons and technical personnel this week, June 23-24, 2022 at Zuri Hotel, Iloilo City.

Photo opportunity with participants and resource persons of the ‘Training on Forest Tree Seed Technology and Maintenance of Seed Sources’ for the DENR Region 6 eNGP focal persons and technical personnel, at Zuri Hotel, Iloilo City on June 23-24, 2022.

DENR 6 Assistant Regional Director for Special Concerns, Forester Ivene D. Reyes, graced the opening activity and underscored the importance of the training, especially on the improvement of seed sources and production to support DENR’s flagship program, the NGP.

Researchers and technical staff of CRERDEC, Foresters Carlito R. Buante, Jose Layese, and Bruno Carreon together with Marcia Florenda G. Polo served as resource speakers for the 2-day training.

The topics discussed include tree improvement, assessment of Candidate Plus Trees (CPTs) and Individual Plus Trees (IPTs), seed collection and processing, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). CRERDEC

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