DA-Research and Experiment Station Chief Manuel Dormiendo cuts the
ribbon with Talacogon Municipal Agriculturist Maresyl Caparoso
during the blessing and inauguration of the banana tissue culture laboratory
in Del Monte, Talagocon, Agusan del Sur.
Talacogon, Agusan del Sur – Banana industry in Agusan del Sur were seen to further boom with the opening of the new banana tissue culture laboratory in the said area.
This after the blessing of the banana tissue culture laboratory located inside the compound of the Research and Experiment Station (RES) of the Department of Agriculture in Del Monte, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur last October 15, 2014.
A project of the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), one of DA’s banner programs, the 2.1 Million worth laboratory will be operated by DA-Del Monte RES under its chief Mr. Manuel Dormiendo.
Talacogon Municipal Agriculturist Maresyl Caparoso lauded the inauguration of the said laboratory and looking forward for more banana projects to be undertaken in their area.
“Since the lab is within our municipality, we can easily access any projects regarding banana for our farmers”, Caparoso said.
However, Dormiendo said that availing the tissue cultured banana planting materials will be on proposal based thereby its services is not only exclusive for Agusan del Sur but for the whole region.
Banana Tissue Culture Laboratory will mass produce quality banana planting materials to be distributed to the recipients.
Banana is the second high value crops produced from Talacogon planted in 900 hectares with more or less 600 farmers. (Aurelius P. Arais/DA CARAGA Info Section)