DA-10 commits to plant the non-GMO corn variety of IsaacSeed in its research stations to help them showcase its performance.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 22 – The agriculture department in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) commits to conduct on-station trials for non-Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) corn produced by IsaacSeed Philippines, Inc.
This after the company sought help from DA-10 to showcase its adaptability in different agro-climatic conditions, especially in Bukidnon, a major corn-producing province.
Said effort is geared towards the common goal of increasing the harvest and income of farmers.
IsaacSeed team led by Wyden King bared, that they will provide the said variety of corn seeds to interested farmers covering 400 hectares.
Reportedly, such variety has a potential yield of 12 metric tons per hectare with drought-resistant and water lodging tolerant features.
DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga stressed, that the three research centers committed to establish a techno demo of this variety by the first week of November, this year.
She added this will be an opportune time for the three-year ran company, aimed at having their non-GMO corn variety be registered with the National Seed Industry Council, and importantly, pave more options for farmers who prefer to produce non-GMO corn.
Bukidnon Assistant Provincial Agriculturist, Jacqueline Lagamon pointed out, that the supply of non-GMO corn seeds is congruent to the province’s planting program, where they distribute fertilizers to farmers targeted for distribution early next year.
In the meantime with IsaacSeed’s readiness to provide the seed variety, Lagamon assured, that they will coordinate with farmers who are willing to plant non-GMO corn this cropping season.
The company is set to share its planting protocols to be employed by DA-10’s research centers, and another round of meetings is set to implement the activity in full swing. # (JLO)