5th CAgri & CFES Research Forum held
April 4, 2014
The presenters posed with the WMSU officials present in the event: (seated, third from left) Prof. Eulyn H. Tangalin, Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and the faculty of CFES and CAgri.

The presenters posed with the WMSU officials present in the event: (seated, third from left) Prof. Eulyn H. Tangalin, Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and the faculty of CFES and CAgri.

Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, RDEC Dean, delivered the recent R & D updates.

Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, RDEC Dean, delivered the recent R & D updates.

The presenters of the 5th CAgri & CFES joint research forum: (clockwise from upper left) Raymond T. De Asis, Rochelle B. Mendez, Juanita S. Tolorio, Judith F. Igasan, Rizamae P. Lozano, Nelson B. Llares, Roel E. Surdiaz, Kriza Mary C. Alatan, Jay Ann S. Ta mbac, Anniecar L. Salatan, and Cheryl L. Galis)

The presenters of the 5th CAgri & CFES joint research forum: (clockwise from upper left) Raymond T. De Asis, Rochelle B. Mendez, Juanita S. Tolorio, Judith F. Igasan, Rizamae P. Lozano, Nelson B. Llares, Roel E. Surdiaz, Kriza Mary C. Alatan, Jay Ann S. Ta mbac, Anniecar L. Salatan, and Cheryl L. Galis)

The College of Agriculture and College of Forestry and Environmental Studies conducted its 5th annual Research Forum in coordination with the office of Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination on Friday, March 28 at the Conference Room of CFES, WMSU San Ramon Campus.

The forum featured eleven (11) student presenters from both colleges.

The first presenter, Raymond T. De Asis presented his paper on the “Varying Levels of Betel Nut and Ipil-Ipil Seeds as Organic Dewormer to Native Chicken in San Ramon, Zamboanga City Condition” which determined what level of processed betel nut and ipil-ipil seeds as organic dewormer would be effective to native chicken and to identify what specific intestinal parasites would be expelled.

Rochelle B. Mendez found out the effect of different fermented sea algae to the yield performance of radish with her paper entitled “Radish Production as Affected with Fermented juices of Green and Brown Algae.”

To test the effectiveness of Neem tree extract against mites of native chicken, Juanita S. Tolorio’s research on the “Acaridal Effect of the Various Parts of Neem Tree Extract in Mites of Native Chicken” further determined which among the various parts of the Neem tree is the most effective as acaracide to mites of native chicken.

The next presenter, Judith F. Igasan, presented her research on the “Fermented Oriental Herbs as Supplement to Young Native Chicken.” It determined the average gain in weight, feed consumption, liquid consumption and feed conversion efficiency of the native chicken.

Rizamae P. Lozano’s research entitled “Squash Seeds and Betel Nut as Organic Dewormer to Native Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)” not only determined the efficacy of squash seeds and betel nut as dewormer to native chicken, but also compared the organic dewormers to the commercial. It further identified the parasites that were expelled using betel nut and squash seeds as dewormer to native chicken.

Meanwhile, Nelson B. Llares discussed the “Response of Galante Variety of Pole Sitao (Vigna sesquipedalis L.) treated with different commercial organic foliar fertilizer.” His study aimed at comparing the growth performance and effectiveness of different commercial organic foliar fertilizer on pole sitao production.

Another presenter—Roel E. Surdiaz—determined the efficacy of locally made insect attractant to control insect pests of string beans. With his paper entitled “Locally Made Insect Attractant for the Control of Major Insect Pests of String Beans (Vigna sesquipedalis L.),” he classified the insects trapped by locally made insect attractant. He furthermore compared the yield of the string beans treated with different levels of locally made insect attractant.

“Vermicast as Fertilizer for Mustard Production” by Kriza Mary C. Alatan found out the growth and yield of mustard as affected by the application of vermicast organic fertilizer. It also identified which among the different treatments, whether applied alone or in combination with organic fertilizer, can effectively influence the increase yield of mustard.

Jay Ann S. Tambac of CFES studied on the “Quality of the Coastal Water in Barangay Ali Alsree, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.” It found out the level of Potential Hydrogen (pH) and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in the coastal water of Barangay Ali Alsree.

Another presenter, Anniecar L. Salatan presented her paper entitled “Analysis of the Water Effluents Discharged in the Shore of R.T. Lim Boulevard, Barangay Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City” which was designed to look at the bacteriological content of the effluent discharge at the mentioned area of study.

“Solid Waste Disposal Practices in Barangay Poblacion, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte” by Cheryl L. Galis of CFES was among the studies presented during the Research Forum—all under Student Category.

Present during the forum were RUPID Director-Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, BIDANI Director-Prof. Eulyn H. Tangalin who represented OIC-Vice President for RDE-Dr. Roberto B. Torres, Research Development and Evaluation Center (RDEC) Dean-Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento who delievered the latest R & D Updates.

The Research Coordinators of CAgri and CFES organized the 5th joint Research Forum in collaboration with RUPID. It was attended by students and faculty members of both colleges. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)