We will provide a technology that is new, cleaner, efficient, productive, sustainable and profitable for selected high value crops in Southern Philippines. Through this technology, farmers and growers will get the greatest high-quality yield possible for their time, money, and effort.
The USM Smart Agriculture project aims to harness and promote Smart Technology-based-farming for selected high value crops such as Banana, Cacao, Coffee, Lanzones, Rubber and Pummelo in Southern Philippines. It focuses on delivering early warning system and weather forecast particularly soil and water requirements as well as pest and disease management to improve yield of high value crops.
What We Do?
Sub-Project 1: SMART Irrigation System for Plantation Crops through Hydrometeorological Monitoring.
Engr. Willie Jones Saliling
Dr. Juramid C. Imlan
Component: Demonstrate SMART Farms of one (1) ha cacao, one-half (1/2)ha coffee, one (1) halongkong lanzones, 1ha pummelo, 1ha banana cardava and 2 ha rubber based cropping system.
Sub-Project 2: SMART Soil and nutrient management using developed sensor technologies on cacao, coffee, cardava- banana, longkong lanzones, rubber, and pummelo.
Dr. Adeflor G. Garcia
Project Researcher of Sub-project 2
University of Southern Mindanao
Faculty, College of Agriculture
Sub-Project 3: Development of weather-based forecasting as early warning system for integrated pest management for high value crops.
Dr. Purificacion O. Cahatian
Dr. Marilyn S. Painagan
Prof. Joeseph S. Quisado
Dr. Joan P. Sadoral
Component 3-A: Development of pest and disease infestation forecasting tool for high value crops.
Component 3-B: Temporal characteristics of major insect pests of selected high value crops.
Component 3-C: Temporal characteristics of natural enemies associated with major insect
Component 3-D: Climate-based Disease Forecasting; A Tool for Effective Disease Management of Selected High Value Commercial Crops (Rubber, Cacao, Coffee, Banana and Lanzones, Pummelo).
Sub-Project 4: Identification of the strengths and limitations of potential areas for some high value crops (cacao, coffee, cardava-banana, longkong lanzones, rubber, and pummelo) in Southern Mindanao.
Mr. Rezin Cabantug
Sub-Project 5: Development of Data Hub for SMART Agriculture Technologies.
Engr. Melecio A. Cordero, Jr.
Engr. Jerry T. Piamonte
Sub-Project 6: SMART EcoPark Greenhouse: a demonstration of urban gardening.
Ar. Joseph John O. Cahatian
Engr. Alven G. Delson
Sub-Project 7: SMART Technology Transfer for High Value Crop Stakeholders.
Dr. Ardniel A. Baladjay
Janice M. Bangoy
Sub-Project 8: Geospatial Database and Information System for Cacao and Coffee in Regions 11 and 12
Dr. Edward Barlaan