UPLB has actively participated in the on-going RESBAKUNA campaign of the Municipality of Los Baños by turning Copeland Gym into a vaccination hub, assigning its medical personnel and other employees to man the hub, and deploying buses to ferry people to the hub from the UPLB gate and back.
UPLB sealed a total of 20 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with state, local, and private universities and colleges this year in its quest to connect, collaborate, and capacitate fellow higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country.
At the ceremonial signing of MOUs held via virtual conferencing on Dec. 7, UPLB formalized its partnerships with the 17th-20th partner HEIs – Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC), Catanduanes State University (CatSU), Bohol Island State University (BISU), and University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP).
Through the Institute of Crop Science of the College of Agriculture and Food Science, the UPLB crafted the “Hardin ng Kalusugan at Pagkain” (garden of health and food) as part of the edible landscaping (EL), a farming method in which basic landscaping principles and artistry are attractively merged with crop production to deliver a consistent supply of vegetables to households.
The turnover was held at the DA Central Office in Quezon City.
Waste coconut water has been put to good use, after a group of researchers from University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) developed low-cost phytohormones from it, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said.
The Philippines currently imports phytohormones which are used in tissue culture and plant propagation to induce crop growth and increase yield, DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said.
Animal doctors may soon become a common sight in the campus, with the launching of a new mental health program led by the Office of Counseling and Guidance (OCG).
The UPLB BARKada at CATropa Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) Program was launched by the OCG on Nov. 29 and will be conducted to help alleviate depression and anxiety among students and personnel.
Ginagawan ng paraan ng ilang eksperto na maisalba ang endangered species na tawilis na papaubos na ang populasyon.
Sa pangunguna ni Dr. Ma. Vivian Camacho, station manager ng University of the Philippines Los Baños Limnological Station, kasama ang Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development, may ilang pag-arangkada na sa mga inisyatibo para maparami uli ang endemic na isda sa Pilipinas.
In relation to its continued webinars and upskilling programs for faculty members on the use of the Learning Management System, last August 19, 2021, TLRC conducted “sana oL May high Score” training that delved into the utilization of the LMS gradebook in order for teachers to provide an efficient and systematic feedback system for assignments and other requirements of students.
During the most recent webinar organized by the University of the Philippines titled “Hospital Design: Nakakatulong ba sa Pandemya,” under its “Stop: Covid Deaths” series, Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi, PGH Director, said they now intend to use their experience with Covid-19 as preparation for future pandemics.
DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said ACTICon, which was developed by the University of the Philippines Los Banos-National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UPLB-BIOTECH) through the agency’s funding support, was piloted in Davao del Norte to determine its effect as biocontrol agent against Fusarium wilt (FocTR4) in Cavendish banana.
The global pandemic has pushed to the fore concerns on food security, uncertainty of vegetable supply, and state of food insecurity of vulnerable populations.
A project of the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) sought to address these concerns and the current popularity of gardening as a hobby became the perfect vehicle with which to promote the initiative.