The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Research Unit spearheaded the In-house Review of ongoing and completed faculty-student researches on July 8, 2021, via the Zoom platform. The in-house review aimed to determine the quality of research conducted in line with the university’s RDE agenda and to disseminate critical and relevant information derived from the ongoing faculty research and completed student research (thesis). The activity was attended by CARS faculty, non-teaching personnel, and undergraduate and graduate students.
A total of seven ongoing faculty researches were presented. On the other hand, ten graduate students presented their theses which were evaluated by the three experts from the college, namely: Dr. Roger C. Montepio, Dr. Larry V. Aceres, and Dr. Merlina H. Juruena, for the best thesis award.
The best graduate thesis is awarded to Mr. Richard P. Apas with his research titled “Yield and Phenotype of Sweetcorn (Zea mays L. var. Saccharata) as Supplemented with Different Rates of Carrageenan”. The second place is given to Mr. Erwin Copas with his paper “Enhancement of Phenotypic Make-up and Yield Performance of Purple Corn (Zea mays) using Different Levels of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae (VAM) and Phosphorus”. And third place is given to Ms. Imogene L. Casonete with her paper “Food Safety Practices of Cabbage Production among Farmers of Maragusan, Davao de Oro”. Both Mr. Apas and Mr. Copas are under the advisory of Prof. Edwin L. Solilap, while Ms. Casonete is under Dr. Silverio V. Magallon, Jr.
Best thesis awardees were given certificates of recognition.