Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – The Local Government Unit of Cabugao through the leadership of Mayor Ediboy S. Cobangbang, Jr. requested a Greenhouse Project from the Department Of Agriculture (DA) under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) where to raise hybrid vegetable crops and propagation of hybrid vegetable seedlings to cater the needs of vegetable growers in the locallity.
Mayor Ediboy wants that new trend of technological know-how be transferred to farmers and to be replicated in all areas that are potential in vegetable farm production. The Mayor has stressed that the farmers must obtain a qualitative production of vegetables to ensure the participation of the latter in a competitive market, higher yields and increase of income.
According to Mr. Obas Bill Baclig, Municipal Technologist and Greenhouse Coordinator, their office is planning to conduct a training on vegetable production on the first week of November 2011 to be participated in by 35 vegetable growers concentrating on raising green-leafy vegetables such as lettuce, pechay, etc. At present, they grow honeydew melon and tomato, both are hybrid in kind. They were planted on July and August respectively.
The Greenhouse was funded by the HVCDP from the DA and the LGU Cabugao. It has been managed by the DA-LGU Personnel at this point in time and supervises by the DA-RFU 1 Representatives from DA-RFU 1, San Fernando City, La Union.# (Obas Bill S. Baclig)