As part of the 44th founding anniversary celebrations of the Aurora Province, ASCOT School of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences joins the trade fair to showcase its latest research-based agricultural products to the public. The event is taking place at Capitol Grounds and will last until February 19.
Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) has a long history of conducting research and development projects in the field of agriculture, and the products showcased at the event are the result of years of scientific study and experimentation. The booth’s goal is to show farmers in the area how the college’s research can be used in the real world, with a focus on sustainability and productivity.
The most recent product on display at the event is the DYABLEG Boton biopesticide. It is non-toxic and eco-friendly, making it an ideal solution for farmers who want to reduce their use of chemical pesticides. The college has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of this pesticide, which has been shown to be highly effective in controlling pests.
The SAAS Extension’s Pigmented Rice and Mushroom Program also takes center stage, and free seedlings are also given to local farmers in celebration of the “Araw ng Magsasaka” on February 15, 2023.
The college hopes that through this event, more people will be encouraged to support organic farming practices and local agricultural products. “We want to create awareness and appreciation for ASCOT’s agricultural products.” —Jomer Mangawang, a faculty member of the ASCOT School of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences.
Visitors to the ASCOT Research Products booth also get to taste and purchase a range of organic products, from pasteurized cow’s milk to ginger tea. It also sells the 4H Club’s VermiCast, open-pollinated varieties, banana tissue culture, and oyster mushroom fruiting bags.
Overall, the event was a testament to the college’s commitment to advancing agricultural science and technology and to its dedication to supporting the needs of the local farming community. The products on display at the event are just a few of the many new and useful ideas that the college has come up with over the years to help make agriculture in the area more sustainable and productive.
The ASCOT research products booth is part of the extension activities of the ASCOT School of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences.