Marilou M. Benitez

Associate Professor

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  • Crop Production / Postharvest
DegreeSchool
PhD in HorticultureUniversity of the Philippines Los Baños
MS in Post Harvest TechnologyKing Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand
BS in AgricultureVisayas State College of Agriculture (now VSU)

Recognition/Academic Award/Loyalty Award

  • Awards of Plaque of Recognition, Science Education Institute (SEI) , Department of Science and Technology, Hyatt Hotel and Casino, H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila, July 12, 2012.
  • Outstanding Student Award (Master of Science in Postharvest Technology), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, received cash award, November, 2005.

Loyalty Award for 15 years of continuous and dedicated service to VSU

Research and Development Award

  • Civil Service Commission PAGASA Award 2018. Summit Hotel Tacloban City, October 24, 2018
  • Best Research Poster – FIFTH PRIZE (Improved Postharvest Management of Fruit and Vegetables in the Southern Philippines and Australia- Marilou Benitez1, Eutiquio Sudaria1, Analita Salabao1, Aljay Valida1, Michael Adonis Sudaria1, Fatima Rose Rivera1, Antonio Acedo Jr.2 and Jenny Ekman3 . 26th Joint ViCARP and RRDEN Regional Research, Development and Extension Symposium, VSU Convention Hall, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippine March 17-18, 2015.
  • Group Physical Science Category Award – (Comparative Effects of Soil Media on Vegetative Regeneration and Chlorophyll Content of Alkaline Herb (Gynura procumbens) Stem Cuttings – Benitez, M. M., Benitez, K. M, Capacio A, Loreto L, Bibera L. and Sumabat H.) Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte Philippines, September 17-18, 2012.

Marilou M. Benitez, Benito Saludes, Fatima Rose Rivera, Michael Adonis Sudaria ,Ericjhon Hinayon, Eutiquio Sudaria, Analita Salabao. 2021. Post-harvest characteristics of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum l.) as affected by treatment with hot water and sodium hypochlorite under three simple evaporative coolers. Asian Journal of Resource Management and Governance (AJRMG) Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2021ISSN:2799-0567(print) https://ojs.nwssu.edu.ph/index.php/ajrmg

Marilou M. Benitez, Jenelo Ibañez, Fatima Rose Rivera, Ericjhon Hinayon, Eutiquio Sudaria, Analita Salabao. 2021. Effect of precooling on postharvest quality of cardaba banana (Musa sp.) stored at room temperature Asian Journal of Resource Management and Governance (AJRMG) Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2021ISSN:2799- 0567(print)https://ojs.nwssu.edu.ph/index.php/ajrmg

Benitez M. M. and J. K. M. Benitez 2018. Potential postharvest botanical extract on bacterial soft rot of cabbage. ISHS 2018. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1213.94

Benitez M. M., A.Valida, F. Rivera, M. A. Sudaria, A.Salabao, E.Sudaria, A. Acedo Jr., E. Winley and J. Ekman. 2016. Effects of Polyvinyl chloride film on bitter gourd quality under various storage conditions. Asia-Pacific Journal of Food Safety and Security . ISSN 2422-9555 Volume 2, Issue 2 (http://apjfss.wix.com/apjfss)

Benitez M. M. and K.M.M. Benitez .2015. Effects of Vermicast-Enriched Growing Medium on Quality and Chlorophyll Content of Medicinal Alkaline Herb (Gynura procumbens). Acta Horticulturae. 1088:485-488p. ISHS 2015. ISBN 978946261 082 8; ISSN 0567-7572

Benitez, M. M., R.J.S. Zapanta and E.D. Briones 2015. Postharvest quality and antioxidant content of organic eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in modified atmosphere packaging. Acta Horticulturae. 1088:261-266p. ISHS 2015. ISBN 978946261 082 8; ISSN 0567-7572

Benitez, M.M1.*, Zara R.R2 and De Guzman. C.C2. 2013. Comparative Effects of Soil Organic Amendments on Growth, Yield and Antioxidant Content of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L. cv. Makiling) . PHILIPP AGRIC SCIENTIST Vol. 96 No. 4, 359–369.

Benitez, M. M., Acedo, Jr. A. L., Jitareerat, P., Kanlayanarat, S., 2006. Induction of Disease Resistance in Mango Fruit by Postharvest Heat. International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains – The Integrated View on Fruits and Vegetables Quality. ISHS Acta Horticulturae Vol 712Technology 5:1-14

Benitez, M. M., Acedo, Jr. A. L., Jitareerat, P., Kanlayanarat, S., 2006. Mango Fruit Softening Response to Postharvest Heat Treatment. International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains – The Integrated View on Fruits and Vegetables Quality. ISHS Acta Horticulturae Vol 712

Antonio L. Acedo Jr., and Marilou M. Benitez. 2021. Tomato Fruit Yield, Quality and ShelfLife Improvement through Organic and Inorganic Fertilization. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research Volume 10, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2319-1473

Antonio L. Acedo Jr., Marilou M. Benitez. 2021. Participatory Approach to Optimizing Cabbage Fertilization System for Improved Yield, Quality and Shelf Life International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) ISSN 2307-4531 (Print & Online)

Leif Marvin R. Gonzales and Marilou M. Benitez 2019. Polysaccharide-Based Edible Coatings Improve Eggplant Quality in Postharvest Storage. Science and Humanities Journal 13:48-70

Benitez, M.M., and De Guzman. C. C., 2012. Antioxidant Content of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) Grown in Different Nutrient Amendments (Part of Dissertation). Presented in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 11th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management July 9-11, 2012, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Benitez, M. M., Acedo, Jr. A. L., Jitareerat, P., Kanlayanarat, S., 2006. Induction of Disease Resistance in Mango Fruit by Postharvest Heat. International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains – The Integrated View on Fruits and Vegetables Quality. ISHS Acta Horticulturae Vol 712.

Benitez, M. M., Acedo, Jr. A. L., Jitareerat, P., Kanlayanarat, S., 2006. Mango Fruit Softening Response to Postharvest Heat Treatment. International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains – The Integrated View on Fruits and Vegetables Quality. ISHS Acta Horticulturae Vol 712.

Benitez, M. M., 2004. Effects of Heat Treatment on Softening and Anthracnose Resistance in Mango Fruits cv. ‘Nam Dok Mai’- Thailand variety, MS Thesis, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand. ISBN 974-183-692-9, Copyright reserved.

Acedo, A.L. Jr., Millan, L.L. and Benitez, M.M. 2002. Fruit ripening and disease control in bananas and mangoes by hot water treatment. Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering 2:3-14.

Benitez, M.M., R.I.J. Zapanta and E.D. Briones 2013. Postharvest quality and antioxidant content of organic eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in modified atmosphere packaging. Acta Horticulturae. 1088:261p. ISHS 2015. ISBN 978946261 0821 8; ISSN 0567-7572

Benitez M.M. and K.M.M. Benitez. 2013. Effects of Vermicast-Enriched Growing Medium on Quality and Chlorophyll Content of Medical Alkaline Herb (Gynura procumbens). Acta Horticulturae. 108:485-488p. ISHS 2015. ISBN 978946261 082 8; ISSN 0567-7572

Benitez, M.M., Zara R.R. and De Guzman C.C. 2013. Comparative Effects of Soil Organic Amendments on Growth, Yield and Antioxidant Content of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L. cv. Makiling). PHILIP AGRIC SCIENCTIST Vol. 96 No. 4, 359-369.

Acedo, A., L.M.Gonzales, A. Valida, A. Salabao, M. Benitez, E. Sudaria, F.R. Rivera, J. Ekram. 2015. Supply chain losses of Vegetables in Central Philippines Acta Horticulturae. 1103:1-10p.