Applied Sciences > Agriculture > E-209

Research Title Towards sustainable production of semi-temperate vegetables and strawberry in Benguet and Mt. Province: Use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes (EPNs) for the management of soil insects and plant parasitic nematodes
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Luciana Villanueva

Research Duration Start:
15 December 2010
14 December 2012
Research Location Benguet
Research Description Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN’s) are extraordinarily lethal to many important soil insects, yet they are safe for plants and animals. This high degree of safety means that the need to develop the EPN technology as an alternative to chemicals in managing some important soil insects including plant parasitic nematodes of selected crops.
Research Objectives This study aims to collect, isolate and identify the entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN’s) associated with soil insects using molecular techniques, morphometric and morphologic characters.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Vegetable and strawberry farmers
Research Accoplishments Community involvement on correct practices about dengue, behavior change on adults thru information dissemination to correct misconception and risky health behaviors, better knowledge for children thru storytelling using original story books. Establishment of linkages with different agencies with concerns on dengue, data collection for the last 30 years; database related to climate, population and waste in dengue prone areas
Total Research Cost
Research Agencies Funding:
Benguet State University

Research Budget Breakdown Year:
Year Funded:
Total Cost
Date Released
Amount Released
2010 to 2011

Code E-209
KRA Code Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of the Poor
Priority Thrust DOST
Pressing national problems

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Food Technology
Entry revision: January 2021