Department of Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture at VSU is a center of excellence for instruction, research and extension in horticulture playing a lead role in the development of the fruit, ornamental, vegetable and plantation crop industries in the Visayas. Offers HORTICULTURE as a major field of specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs of the Visayas State University.

Our Academic Staff

Villaluz Z. Acedo, Ph.D.
Professor

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Catherine C. Arradaza, Ph.D.
Instructor

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Gloria E. Bancale
Instructor

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Marilou M. Benitez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Dario P. Lina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Marcelo A. Quevedo, Ph.D.
Professor

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Arsenio D. Ramos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Rosario A. Salas, Ph.D.
Department Head
Associate Professor

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Roden D. Troyo
Instructor

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Aljay D. Valida
Instructor

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About Us

SECTIONS

Pomology

focuses on the generation of suitable technologies and training of technical manpower for a competitive tropical fruit industry

Contact Person: Prof. Paciano T. Quirol

(053)335-2628(office)

(053)335-3811(home)

Plantation Horticulture

addresses critical issues and concerns towards the development of appropriate technologies and technical manpower for the modernization of plantation crop industries with emphasis on abaca, coconut, coffee and cacao

Contact Person: Prof. Arsenio D. Ramos

(053)335-2628(office)

(053)335-4023(home)

[email protected]

Olericulture

aims at developing the full potential of the region's resources for the effective, efficient and sustainable production of high-value vegetables

Contact Person: Dr. Rosario Salas

(053)335-2628(office)

Ornamental Horticulture

leads in the development and advancement of the region's ornamental industry

Contact Person: Prof. Elizabeth D. Briones

(053)335-2628(office)

(053)335-3796(home)

[email protected]

Nursery Culture

deals with the commercial propagation of important horticultural crops using traditional tools and micropropagation techniques

Contact Person: Prof. Enrique R. Alcober

(053)335-2628(office)

(053)335-2660(home)

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Postharvest Horticulture

concerns with the preservation of the quality of harvested horticultural produce

Contact Person: Dr. Antonio L. Acedo, Jr.

(053)335-2628(office)

(053)335-2752(home)

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ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Project Title: Protective Cultivation of High Value Vegetables Under Different Crop Rotation Schemes and Culture System
  2. Project Title: National Cooperative Testing for Solanaceous Crops
  3. Project Title: National Cooperative Testing for Vegetable Legumes

EXTENSION PROJECTS

The Department's main extension program is the "Horticulture for Environment & Livelihood Promotion (HELP)" Program with Prof. Paciano T. Quirol as Program Leader. Its components are as follows:

  • Project 1: Ornamental and Cutflower Industry Development Project
  • Contact Person: Prof. Elizabeth D. Briones - Officer-In-Charge

  • Project 2: Vegetable Industry Development Project
  • Contact Person:

  • Project 3: Fruit Industry Development Project
  • Contact Person: Prof. Paciano T. Quirol - Officer-In-Charge

  • Project 4: Plantation Crop Industry Development Project
  • Contact Person: Prof. Asenio D. Ramos - Officer-In-Charge

    (053)335-2628