As fruits of the successful four-day state visit of President of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to Brazil, five bilateral agreements were forged between the Philippines and Brazil to expand the two countries’ cooperation in agriculture, energy, business and industry.
Given this drawback in rubber propagation, Dr. Romulo L. Cena and Dr. Rhodora S. Manceras from the University of Southern (USM) Mindanao in Kabacan, Cotabato, are now developing simple and efficient tissue culture technique (somatic embryogenesis) for rapid propagation in rubber. Field trials of promising clones of rubber via propagated somatic embryogenesis will also beconducted. Somatic embryogenesis is a useful tool for mass propagation of rubber that helps improve rubber yields through the production of vigorous, uniform plants growing on their own roots.
|Source Institution||Department of Agriculture|
|Place of Publication||Quezon City|
|Original Publication Date||June 1, 2009|
|Tags||Building on legacy etched in time, DA Newsletter|