SAAD equips 20 technicians to train 300 Boholano farmers on intercropping

BOHOL, June 22, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Bohol equipped 20 technicians to train 300 beneficiaries of the Corn-Peanut Production in Tagbilaran City, Bohol from June 15 to 17.

The local government unit (LGU) representatives from Bien Unido (1), Getafe (2), Carlos P. Garcia (1), Buenavista (1), and Mabini (1); SAAD staff (8); Provincial Agriculture Office (2), Provincial Veterinarian Office (2), and Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (2) participated in the three-day training.

Resource speaker Teresita A. Mangayaay from DA – Bohol Experiment Station (BES) discussed integrated corn production and postharvest management, emphasizing on pests and diseases.

Sa Integrated pest management, sanitation is the best solution para malikay sa sakit ang kamaisan and last option na ang pag gamit ug chemicals sa maisan para mawala ang army worm. Kanunay nga pagbisita sa maisan dapat ginabuhat para masuta ang sitwasyon sa maong tanom,” said Ms. Mangayaay.

(In Integrated Pest Management, sanitation is the best solution to avoid pests and other corn diseases; the use of pesticides should be the last option in combating fall armyworm. Regular field visits must also be done to keep your crops in good shape.)

Ms. Mangayaay also discussed the corn profile in Central Visayas, weed management, nutrient management, and computation of average yield through crop cut.

For the peanut production, Agriculture Center Chief Daisy O. Cartagenas of Soil Water Research and Development Research Center (SWRDC) explained the importance of peanut cultural management and practices, including nutrient, insect pest and disease, and postharvest.

The participants went to DA – Bohol Agricultural Promotion Center (APC) field where the resource speakers explained further the production and management principles through a question-and-answer session. The technicians also engaged in actual seeding of peanut.

Ang field visit gihimo namu para makita jud sa mga participants ang actual scenario sa field diin ang mga participants maka interact ug pangutana sa expert Kong unsa ang maau ug angay na pagabantayan sa pag produce ug mani”, SAAD Bohol Provincial Coordinator Ian Egam shared.

(We visited the field to show the participants the actual scenarios and allow them to interact with our experts to have their questions answered and to gain additional knowledge and skills on peanut production.)

2021 Bohol Corn-Peanut Production Implementation

The Bohol Corn-Peanut Production Project worth Php 10,510,480 will be implemented after the training.

Sixty beneficiaries per municipality in Bohol were short-listed by the local government units and were chosen based on their poverty situation.

The project targets to cover a total of 200 hectares of corn intercropped with peanut.

The 20 trainees will be sent to different barangays to share their learnings to the beneficiaries. The staff are closely coordinating with the Provincial Office of Bohol for project implementation. ###


Writer: Jolina Daño, Information Officer- DA-SAAD Region 7
Source: Ian Egam, Provincial Coordinator- DA-SAAD Region 7 Bohol
Copy-editor: Natalianne Marie O. Delos Reyes