Philippines to revive garlic production as plant breeders use tissue culture to boost garlic production

IPB Breeder Dr. Lilian F. Patena  develops tissue culture for garlic The Philippines will revive its apparently demised garlic industry as the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) comes up with “mass micropropagation” and “tissue culture” of virus-free garlic planting materials that can boost garlic production. Breeders have partnered with Ilocos Norte local government unit (LGU) led by Governor Imee Marcos for the technology development on garlic planting materials production. IPB-University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) has put up the capacity to distribute virus-free planting materials in pilot provinces, according to Dr. Emil Q. Javier, IPB co-founder. “MMSU and...

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