DA grants 900K worth of vermi cum mushroom house
by: John Hedrick Castillo

THE DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 02 granted the Batanes State College (BSC) PhP 900, 000 for the putting up of a vermi and mushroom house this year.

Serving as a research project for the agriculture department of BSC, the building was primarily financed by the National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAC) and implemented by the DA-Bureau of Experimental Station (BES) in Batanes.

According to Mr. Warlito Tomas, agriculture faculty member, this project is for the whole academic community of the BSC. However, the main beneficiaries are the agriculture students.

“This building is very important so that our [agriculture] students will excel in the conventional farming system and be compliant with the organic program of the government,” Tomas said.

Started in February 2017, the building construction is located in front of the College Auditorium.

“Vermi beds are used for vermi cast production which helps to produce foliar fertilizer…and so, the building will be a great help for the agriculture students,” Annie Golayan, a graduating agriculture student said.

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