Bulacan's ornamental plant industry gets an S and T boost

Ornamental plants, primarily grown for their beauty and aesthetic quality, are mainly used for decoration in gardens, landscapes, and even indoor projects. With the ‘plantation’ and ‘planta’ hype during the pandemic, ornamental plants received the spotlight as people became devoted to gardening for stress relief.

The rapid increase in the demand for ornamental plants has necessitated S and T interventions in production strategies, propagation intensification, and capability building of concerned stakeholders.

The project, “Enhancing the Ornamental Crops Industry in Bulacan through S and T-Based Propagation Techniques, Varietal Improvement and Capability Building,” was conceptualized to reinforce the ornamental plant industry in the province by providing appropriate S and T interventions to the ornamental plant growers and the Innovative Tissue Culture Laboratory for Ornamental Plants (iLAB) in Guiguinto, Bulacan. Bulacan State University (BulSU), in collaboration with DOST Region 3, DOST-PNRI, and LGU-Guiguinto, implemented the project, which is funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

Read the complete article at: www.pcaarrd.dost.gov.ph

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