PUP RESEARCHERS DEVELOP DISEASE DETECTION KIT FOR MANGOES
RESEARCHERS from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines created kits to help detect diseases in mangoes, the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development said.
The project will help farmers, researchers, and other stakeholders who will be using the “phytosanitary measures” to protect other lifeforms from diseases.
Dr. Lourdes Alvarez, lead researcher of the project, said that the kits will determine the presence and of lack pathogens that create symptoms like anthracnose, stem-end rot, and scab diseases.
The group also applied for a patent under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.
The project is funded by the DOST-PCAARRD.
This is through the partnership of the DOST-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Joint Research Program.