By: Daisy D.J. Simon, DOST and Thelma C. Bicarme, PIA

AGLIPAY, Quirino, May 5—-Hundreds of farmers and teachers who attended the recently concluded Department of Science and Technology Fora on Mushroom Production and Value-Adding at Quirino Experimental Station (QES) Dungo, Aglipay, Quirino.

Vicente A. Flores, Elementary School Head Teacher of Sto. Domingo Elementary School, Cabarroguis, Quirino said that they are very much interested to learn the Mushroom Production Technology because this can be a good income generating project to them.

Flores added they wanted also to venture on this activity in school as one of their income generating projects with their pupils.

During the fora, OIC Provincial Director of DOST-PSTC Quirino Lucio G. Calimag discussed the topics on Mushroom Culture specifically on Oyster Mushroom Production Technology and Volvariella Mushroom Production.

He also discussed some value-adding techniques applied on mushroom production.

The techno-fora was one of the highlights during the three-day Agri-Pinoy Grand Harvest Festival 2014 of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office-02 through the Quirino Experimental Station. This is also in collaboration with Quirino State University and the PLGU-Quirino.

The festival aims to showcase various technologies on crops, livestock and fisheries which contribute significantly to food security.

 

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