Nat’l Smart Farming Confab: Sept. 26-27, 2018 At Batangas State U, Batangas City


How competitive is Philippine rice in Asia? This will be discussed by Dr. Flordeliza Bordey, Deputy Executive Director for Research of PhilRice.

A two-day national conference on Smart Farming: Transforming Philippine Agriculture Through Smart R&D Innovations, will be held on Sept. 26-27, 2018 at the Batangas State University, Pablo Borbon Main 1, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City.

The event is under the auspices of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology.

The conference will highlight outputs of research and development (R&D) projects, which include smart farming technologies, products, information systems, methods, ad approaches to make farming operations more productive, sustainable, efficient, convenient and competitive. Scientists, researchers and experts from related disciplines will be presenting their technological outputs through lectures, demonstrations and exhibits.

The presentations ย include the following:

Competitiveness of Philippine Rice in Asia by Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey, deputy executive director for research, PhilRice.

1.Technologies for Farm Modernization and Mechanization t=Towards Philippine Agriculture 4.0 by Dr. Jasper G. Tallada, supervising science research specialist, PhilRice.

2.Smart Nutrient Management for Corn Production by Roland V. Rallos, senior science research specialist, DOST-PNRI.


Smart nutrient management for corn production will be discussed by Roland V. Rallos of DOST-pnri.

3.Smart Water Management Strategies for Sugarcane Production by Dr. Armando N. Espino Jr., professor and director of Water Resources Management Center, CLSU.

4.Smart Monitoring System for Philippine Agriculture: The SARAI enhanced Agriculture Monitoring System (SEAMS) ย by Prof. Moises A. Dorado of UPLB.

5.Sustainable Cacao Pest Management Program Using Biologically-based Technologies for Human Health and Environment.


Dr. Divina M. Amalin of DLSU will discuss Sustainable Cacao Pest Management Program Using Biologically-Based Technologies for Human Health and Environment.

6.Wireless Sensor Network for Smart Agriculture and Aquaculture by Engr. Albertson D. Amante of ย BatState U.

7.Tracking and Tracing of Pork from Pen to Plate by Engr. Jaderick P. Pabico of UPLB.

8.Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Alternative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Food Security by Dr. Chito F. Sace of CLSU.


A facility being prepared for commercial hydroponics production of leafy vegetables.


Hydroponics production under greenhouse.


9.Smart Plant Production in Controlled Environments (SPICE) by Dr. Carl Michael P. Odulio, UPD

10.Application of Ground Heat Exchanger for Rootzone Cooling of Aeroponically-Grown Strawberry Plants Under Tropical Greenhouse Conditions, Engr. Christopher S. Pascual, CLSU.

11.Smart Farming Through the Plant Factory Model in Japan, Joselito C. Bernardo, freelance agribusiness management consultant.

12.Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for agriculture (Project SARAI) , Prof Nelio C. Altoveros, UPLB.


Drone for spraying crops.


13.Detailed Agricultural Resource Mapping Using LIDAR, For. Nerissa B. Gatdula, UPD

14.Implementation of Low-Cost Agricultural Robots for Philippine Farming, Br. Dr. Anthony James C. Bautista, UST.

15.Establishing an Aerial Mapping Service for Rice Agriculture, By Nehemiah L. Caballong, PhilRice.

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