LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — Dr. Menandro N. Acda, a professor from the Department of Forest Products and Paper Science of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR-DFPPS) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, delivered a Professorial Chair Lecture on the “Use of Nanoparticles to Reduce Moisture Absorption and Improve Resistance of Philippine Woods against Decay and Wood Boring Insects” via virtual conferencing last 25 May.

LOS BAÑOS — Through a research funding from the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), UP Los Baños’ National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) developed Oryzinc™, an inoculant that increases the availability of zinc in the soil by making it soluble; thus, available for plant uptake and use.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Organic Agriculture (IdSC-OA) and the Organic Agriculture Program of the Agricultural Systems Institute, College of Agriculture and Food Science (ASI-CAFS) hosted the first “OA Fair @ UPLB” at the Organic Agriculture Research, Development, and Extension Center (OARDEC) in the UPLB campus on March 8.