Since its inception in 2012, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) Banana Tissue Culture Laboratory has stood at the forefront of agricultural advancement, representing a beacon of innovation and sustainability in the field.

Specializing in the propagation of Lakatan and Cardava (Saba) banana plantlets, this state-of-the-art facility not only serves as a production center but also doubles as an immersive learning hub for aspiring forestry and agriculture students, eager to delve into the intricacies of tissue culture.

Tissue culture, a cutting-edge technique in plant propagation, involves the meticulous cultivation of plants using minute plant parts or single/group cells within a meticulously controlled and hygienic environment. Through extensive research and development, this pioneering method has demonstrated a plethora of benefits, ranging from the production of disease-free plants to the facilitation of rapid multiplication and early harvesting. Moreover, tissue culture ensures uniformity in both the size and age of banana plants, thereby guaranteeing consistent quality and year-round availability.

ASCOT is inviting everyone to visit the Banana Tissue Culture Laboratory at the ASCOT Main Campus in the picturesque locale of Brgy. Zabali, Baler, and Aurora. Get fascinated in the world of agricultural innovation as you witness firsthand the groundbreaking work being conducted within our laboratory’s walls.

For inquiries, guidance, or further information, please do not hesitate to contact us and our diligent and dedicated laboratory technician, Elena R. Jostunal at the following numbers:
09074350733, or

Join us in shaping the future of sustainable agriculture, one plantlet at a time!

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