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Volume 43 No. 2 JULY – DECEMBER 2021


The effects of calcium fertilizer on anthracnose and Rhizopus tuber rot of yam

Osijo Adedeji Taiwo, Otusanya Marian Olugbemileke, Afolabi Clement Gboyega and Olowokere Florence Alaba

In vitro efficacy of different Antibiotics against contaminants of tissue-cultured ‘Lakatan’ Banana

Alminda Magbalot-Fernandez, Carlito M. Hindoy Jr. and Leslie T. Ubaub

Reformulation of vermicast as organic fertilizer for corn

Mark Anthony M. Barbadillo, Renante G. Macapanas and Romel B. Armecin

Gender differences in the coping mechanisms to disruptions brought by COVID-19 pandemic among working adults in the Rural Philippines: The Case of Visayas State University

Moises Neil V. Seriño, Therese C. Ratilla, Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada, Ma. Salome B. Bulayog, Nilda T. Amestoso, Venice B. Ibañez, Angelita Paradero, Michael P. Mazo, Vergie Ann E. Galenzoga, Chariss C. Verdida, Reyvin N. Sabanal and Michael R. Calungsod



Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to rabies control in Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Eugene B. Lañada, Ana Marquiza M. Quilicot, Lotis M. Balala, Evelyn S. Cortez, Santiago T. Peña Jr., Ronald B. Torregoza and Marissa Cano

In vitro growth response to bacterial wilt pathogen of banana (var. lakatan, Musa acuminata Colla) plantlets regenerated from ethyl methanesulfonate-treated shoot explants

Nonna Fatima H. Abello and Tessie C. Nuñez

Fate of phosphorus fertilizer in acidic Cambisol assessed using 33P isotope labeling technique

Deejay Maranguit and Yakov Kuzyakov

Prevalence and risk factors associated with Fasciola gigantica and Paramphistomum cervi infection through actual retrieval in Philippine Carabaos in Ormoc City Abattoir, Philippines

John Philip Lou M. Lumain and Lotis M. Balala

Isolation and identification of microorganisms for polyurethane degradation

Julie D. Tan and Takuji Ohwada

Species diversity and composition of mangroves in Tacloban City, Philippines

Teofanes A. Patindol and Eulito V. Casas, Jr.

Morphological and physiological performance of PSB Rc18 lowland rice (Oryza sativa L.) grown at different water, spacing and nutrient management

Ruth. O. Escasinas and Oscar B. Zamora

Split crown technique for mass propagation of pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) var. queen

Sarah M. Ravelo and Arsenio D. Ramos

Physical characteristics of soils in the landslide areas of Cadac-an Watershed in Leyte, Philippines

Jorge P. Cabelin, Jr. and Beatriz C. Jadina

Chemical quality of extracted oil and sensory quality of vacuum fried jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) pulp as influenced by frying cycle

Jason D. Braga, Lorina A. Galvez, Roberta D. Lauzon and Yan Diczbalis



About the Special Issue

Properties of soils in the marginal upland of Sta. Rita, Samar, Philippines

Kenneth Oraiz and Victor B. Asio

Evaluation of different cropping systems for marginal uplands in Barangay Caticugan, Sta. Rita, Samar

Ulysses A. Cagasan, Ed Allan L. Alcober, Mark Gil B. Gerona and Gretchen Mae M. Prado

Response of corn (Zea mays L.) to various organic-based fertilizers in marginal upland of Sta. Rita, Samar

Berta C. Ratilla, Loreme S. Cagande and Othello B. Capuno

Growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) grown in the marginal upland area of Sta. Rita, Samar as influenced by different planting densities and mulching materials

Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Warren L. Obeda, Ana Linda G. Gorme, Jessie C. Rom, Oscar F. Abrantes Jr. and Othello B. Capuno

Postharvest handling intervention for banana var la tundan grown in marginal upland areas in Inopacan, Leyte

Marcelo A. Quevedo, Arsenio D. Ramos, Ness Marie Sta. Iglesia and Kris Benzon V. Notarte

Traditional knowledge and natural resources management for agricultural production in the marginal uplands: the case of Brgy. Caticugan, Sta. Rita, Samar

Jedess Miladel N. Salomon, Annabella B. Tulin, Marciana B. Galambao and Michelle E. Gumba

Design, fabrication, and comparative evaluation of plant power shredder

Feliciano G. Sinon, Alberto C. Martinez Jr and Ruth B. Abadiano

Fermented rice rinse field trial in backyard pig raising

Julius V. Abela and Eva C. Rom

Soil erosion in the marginal upland of Inopacan, Leyte

Faustino P. Villamayor, Victor B. Asio, Arjay O. Lerios, Luz G. Asio and Jessie R. Sabijon

Rainforestation farming to rehabilitate marginal uplands: history of its development

Victor B. Asio

VOLUME 29 NO. 3 2007 (Smallholder Forestry Special Issue)


Improving Commercial Possibilities of Non-wood Forest Products from Leyte, the Philippines

Celeste Lacuna-Richman

Integrating Abaca in a Mixed Forest Culture: A Livelihood Option for Smallholder Tree Farmers

Lelita R. Gonzal

Development of an Extension ‘Primer’ on Tree Registration Policy in Leyte: An Example of a Collaborative Material Design

Melissa Gordon, Rotacio Gravoso, Eduardo Mangaoang and Edwin Balbarino

Assessment of Tree Registration in Leyte and Biliran Islands

Emma M. Germano, Emmanuel G. Tan, Eduardo O. Mangaoang and Edwin Cedamon

Case Studies of Tree Farmers in Maasin, Leyte Island, the Philippines

Melissa Gordon

Timber Market Information on Leyte Island, the Philippines

Edwin Cedamon, Steve Harrison and John Herbohn

Biomass Equations for Tropical Tree Plantation Species in Young Stands Using Secondary Data from the Philippines

Ma. Regina N. Banaticla, Renezita F. Sales and Rodel D. Lasco

The Contribution of Farm Products to Farmer’s Livelihood and Household Consumption in Leyte, the Philippines

Carol A. Neal

Most Significant Change Experienced by Farmers from Adopting Rainforestation Farming

Genie Leen M. Velarde, Rotacio S. Gravoso, Editha G. Cagasan and Christina A. Gabrillo



Survey on farm practices of small-scale vegetable farmers in the Southern Philippines

Moises Neil V. Seriño, Glorybeth Castillo and Jessa Ruales

Inventory and incidence of plant diseases affecting vegetables in selected areas in the Visayas and Mindanao

Lucia M. Borines, Joy Adeline C. Nuñez, Nickie Duero, Rezel M. Sagarino, Fely R. Cañete, Elvira L. Oclarit, Reny G. Gerona, Sandra McDougall and Len Tesoriero

Managing major diseases of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) using resistance elicitors and protected cultivation

Lucia M Borines, Rezel M. Sagarino, Fely R. Cañete, Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Sandra McDougall and Len Tesoriero

Efficacy of wood vinegars for the control of Sclerotium rolfsii affecting tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

Lucia M. Borines, Merlita M. de la Cruz, Fely Cañete, Zenaida Gonzaga, Othello Capuno, Gordon Rogers, Sandra McDougall and Len Tesoriero

Biocontrol potential of Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai and Metarhizium anisopliae SPW isolate against insect pests of pechay and lettuce grown under protected and open field cultivation

Reny G. Gerona and Bernardita I. Lauro

Efficacy of selected biological products on broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks) in sweet pepper

RG Gerona, JC Jimenez, EV Avelino, VP Justo, R Danggoy, MB Agosto, BI Lauro, MG Atanoza, S McDougall and V Draper

Growth and yield of different leaf-type lettuce cultivars grown in protected and open field cultivation

Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Lou Mark S. Fuentes, Othello B. Capuno, Jessie C. Rom, Ana Linda G. Gorme, Hubert B. Dimabuyu, Sandra McDougall, Adam D. Goldwater and Gordon S. Rogers

Performance of fresh market tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) lines as influenced by pruning

Nelda R. Gonzaga, Apolinario B. Gonzaga Jr, Sarah Lyn A. Pepito and Gordon Rogers

Growth and yield of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) as influenced by different soil organic amendments and types of cultivation

Ana Linda G. Gorme, Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Othello B. Capuno, Jessie C. Rom, Sandra McDougall, Adam D. Goldwater and Gordon S. Rogers

Increasing pechay (Brassica rapa L. ssp. chinensis) production through suitable seedling establishment under two cultivation systems in the Southern Philippines

ZC Gonzaga, OB Capuno, M Labonite, EA Lonzaga, NFM Napuran, AA Sarco, AG Gorme, JC Rom, HB Dimabuyu, D Jomoc, JC Estillore, A Sentorias, J. Villanueva, AD Goldwater, GS Rogers, and S McDougall

Growth and yield performance of lettuce (Lactuca sativa Linn) under protected and conventional cultivation

Nelda R. Gonzaga, Sarah Lyn A. Pepito, Renan P. Octavio, Apolinario B. Gonzaga Jr and Gordon Rogers

Growth and yield of non-grafted and grafted tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) cultivars grown in two cultivation systems

Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Lester F. Legaspi, Lucia M. Borines, Othello B. Capuno, Jessie C. Rom, Ana Linda G. Gorme, Sandra McDougall, Adam D. Goldwater and Gordon S. Rogers

Performance and water usage of selected vegetables grown with different irrigation systems under house-type structures

Jessie C. Rom, Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Othello B. Capuno, Ana Linda G. Gorme, Warren L. Obeda, Sandra McDougall, Adam D. Goldwater and Gordon S. Rogers

Growth and yield response of lettuce and tomato grown under drip and manual irrigation

Nelda R. Gonzaga, Sarah Lyn A. Pepito, Renan P. Octavio, Apolinario B. Gonzaga Jr and Gordon Rogers

Investment appraisal and risk assessment of protected vegetable cultivation under Leyte conditions

Therese C. Ratilla and Moises Neil V. Seriño

Factors affecting profitability of small-scale vegetable production in the Visayas

Annie D. Centes, Jessa H. Ruales, Rhena Jane Soria and Moises Neil V. Seriño

Engaging the local government in research & extension: the ACIAR-landcare experience in integrated crop management project

Evy Elago-Carusos, Wendy Galero and Edwin Sardido



Response of sweetpotato to the combined application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in marginal upland

Berta C. Ratilla, Jay-Ar P. Bagarinao and Othello B. Capuno

Azolla pinnata R.Br.: a reliable fern species to demonstrate satisfactory in-vitro anti-oxidation under herbicidal toxicity

Arnab Kumar De, Indraneel Saha, Bipul Sarkar, Narottam Dey and MM Adak

The effect of Trichoderma on the growth and development of tomato and bean under greenhouse and field conditions

Gwendolyn Ban, Shamsul Akanda and Macquin Maino

Blood profile of broiler chickens fed diets supplemented with aged garlic extract or humates with probiotics at different growth stages

Honeylet J. Nicolas

Soil classification, suitability assessment, and contraints analyses of major soil series grown to sugarcane in Negros Occidental, Philippines

Clea Anne V. Corsiga, Rodrigo B. Badayos, Pearl B. Sanchez, Erlinda S. Paterno and Pompe C. Sta. Cruz

Aggregate stability affects carbon sequestration potential of different tropical soils

Leo Jude D. Villasica, Suzette B. Lina and Victor B. Asio

Distribution, mapping, sustainable harvesting & marketing of laurel leaves (Cinnamomum mindanaese Elmer) in Boljoon, Cebu, Philippines

Hemres M. Alburo, Rosalyn P. Alburo, Mario F. Gabucan and Cesilo Albiso

Evaluation of physicochemical, functional and microbiological properties of fermented EVIARC sweet jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) seeds flour

Maria Norfrelij J. Cuadra, Lorina A. Galvez and Felix J. Amestoso

Climate change and forest governance: towards a sustainable forest management of the half mile forest strip and adjacent communities in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Edina Augustino and Gileard Sifueli Minja

The natural environment as a significant factor in farmers and fishermen’s notions of peace

Guiraldo C. Fernandez and Sister Geraldine D. Villaluz



Copra Drying. I. Comparison Between the Recommended Practice and Farmer’s Practice of Splitted-Nut Arrangement Before Dying

Ly, Tung and Edilberto A. Hinay

Deep-Bin Drying Characteristics of Unshelled Peanuts

Nonilon T. Bulilan and Ernesto P. Lozada

Behavior and Growth of Pigs in Group Pens Under Different Feeding Systems

Teodulo O. Milleza and Teodoro A. Abilay

Smoked Product from Duck Meat

L.S Palomar and F.C Argañosa

Mass Media Habits of Rural People in a Philippine Municipality

G.T Sadsad

Effect of Defoliation, Runner Removal, and Fertilization on Tuber Yield of Taro

Sergio E. Abit and Arturo C. Alferez

Survey and Identification of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Sweet Potato and Cassava

Ruben M. Gapasin

Biology and Feeding Preference of Tobacco Budworm, Helicoverpa assulta (Guenee)

L.B. de Pedro and B. Morallo-Rejesus

Ecology of Mosquitos in a Philippine Community

Paciencia P. Milan



Culture of the Sweet Potato Scab Fungus (Sphaceloma batatas Saw.)

Fredeswinda O. Lao and G.G Divinagracia

Chemical and Organoleptic Characteristics of Fresh Sausage with Different Levels of Duck Meat

Lutagarda Salares Palomar

Pathogenicity of Meloidogyne spp. and Rotylenchulus reniformis on Sweet Potato

Ruben M. Gapasin and R.B Valdez

Group Farming Experiences in Western Leyte, Philippines

Adeltrudis C. Tongco and Efrez Saz

Biology and Host Range of the Chinese Grasshopper, Oxya chinensis Thunberg

Bimbo T. Mandras and Dely P. Gapasin

Community Newsboard as a Micro-medium for Development

Wolfreda T. Alesna

Effect of Feeding Cobb Broilers at Different Ages with Various Levels of Cono Rice Bran

Ma. Evilia Tibon and G. R Gerona

Strength and Failure of Gangnail Connectors

Pedro Adonis D. Compendio

Sweet Potato as a Culture Medium Ingredient for Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.

Dionisia M. Trigo and M.K. Palomar



The Impact of Small-Scale Communal Irrigation Project on Income Distribution

Nerelito P. Pascual

Floral Morphology and Biology, Fruit and Seed Set, Seed Germination and Seedling Development of Taro

J. R. Pardales, Jr.

Growth and Yield of Sweet Potato As Influenced by Different Potassium Levels in Three Soil Types

Anabella T. Bautista and Rebecco M. Santiago

Growth and Development of Cassava under the Traditional and the Mukibat Systems of Planting

Ofelia P. Ahit, Sergio E. Abit, Manuel B. Posas

Seasonal Abundance of Red Spider Mite and Its Predators on Selected Cassava Accessions

Emiliana N. Bernardo and Nelson M. Esguerra

Effect of Brown Leaf Spot Disease on the Growth and Yield of Sweet Potato

Carlos S. de la Cruz, F. L. Loreto and M. K. Palomar

An Ecological Survey of the Weed Flora in the Major Root Crop Areas in the Philippines

M.I. Galinato and Percy E. Sajise

Prevalence and Economic Importance of Liverfluke Infestation in Slaughtered Carabaos and Cattle

Marissa T. Sabarez, L. M. Ancheta, D.C. Maniwang, S. C. Vencilao and T. J. Fernandez, Jr.



Integrated Control of the Carmine Spider Mite on Papaya

Nelson M. Esguerra and Frank H. Haramoto

Control of Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis and Its Effect on the Yield of Sweet Potato and Cassava

Ruben M. Gapasin

Biology of Taro Hornworm, Hippotion celerio L.

O.C.E. Diongzon, Jr.and D.P. Gapasin

Effect of Butachlor on the Protein Content of C-168 and 1R-36 Rice Cultivars at Different Growth Stages

Lualhati M. Noriel

Effect of Rust and Mottle Virus Infection on the Growth and Yield of Groundnut

E. H. Estrada and M. K. Palomar

Post-harvest Fumigation of Tubers for the Control of Sweet Potato Weevil

A. L. Acedo, Jr., E. C. Manoto and O. K. Bautista

Manipulation of Cultural Practices for ipil-ipil and Its Effect on the Intercropped Cassava

Rodolfo G. Escalada

Effects of Different Portions and Length of Storage of Cuttings on the Growth and Yield of Sweet Potato

C. A. Eronico, R. G. Escalada, and R. M. Trenuela

Innovative Performance of Coconut Farmers in Leyte and Southern Leyte, Philippines

Dolores L. Alcober