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.
Catherine C. Arradaza, Ph.D.
Marilou M. Benitez, Ph.D.
Joy C. Codog
Malvin B. Datan
Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Ph.D.
Dario P. Lina, Ph.D.
Blanche Franchette D. Llera
Dhenber C. Lusanta
Arsenio D. Ramos, Ph.D.
Felix M. Salas, Ph.D.
Rosario A. Salas, Ph.D.
Roden D. Troyo
Aljay D. Valida
Santos B. Villocino Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Antonio L. Acedo Jr.
Dr. Rebecco M. Santiago
Prof. Elizabeth Briones
focuses on the generation of suitable technologies and training of technical manpower for a competitive tropical fruit industry
Contact Person: Prof. Paciano T. Quirol
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
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
leads in the development and advancement of the region's ornamental industry
Contact Person: Prof. Elizabeth D. Briones
deals with the commercial propagation of important horticultural crops using traditional tools and micropropagation techniques
Contact Person: Prof. Enrique R. Alcober
concerns with the preservation of the quality of harvested horticultural produce
Contact Person: Dr. Antonio L. Acedo, Jr.
ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Project Title: Protective Cultivation of High Value Vegetables Under Different Crop Rotation Schemes and Culture System
- Project Title: National Cooperative Testing for Solanaceous Crops
- Project Title: National Cooperative Testing for Vegetable Legumes
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
- 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