R&D Thrusts and Programs

The university R&D Agenda and Programs includes an array of researchable areas/activities along the eight fields of science: agriculture, business and economics, industry and energy, education, fisheries, health, forestry, and environment.


Research Title Duration
Transitional Performance of Different Rice-based and Upland Cropping Patterns During the Organic Conversion Period (Study 1)2009 - 2016
Organic (Solid and Liquid) Fertilizer Production Strategies (Study 4)2009 - 2016
Establishment of Seed Production and Storage System for a Sustainable Organic Crop Production (Proj. 2)2009 - 2016
Incidence of Insect Pests and Natural Enemies Under Abrupt and Gradual Organic Conversion for Rice-based Agro-ecosystem (Study 5)2009 - 2016
Survey & characterization of indigenous food plants in Ilocos Norte, Phil2008 - 2010
Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Ex Situ Conservation of Wild Dioscorea “buga2008 - 2010
Varietal Improvement in Eggplant2008 - 2015
Development of MMSU F1 Hybrid Eggplant for Wet Season Planting (Study 1)2008 - 2015
Formulation of Dragon Fruit into Jam, chewy candy and bakery products2007 - 2013
Acceptability of Ginger Root in the Production Food Products2007 - 2013
Product development of "Buga"2007 - 2013
Utilization of Locally Available fruits into Concentrates and Juices2007 - 2013
Product development of garlic and onion2007 - 2013
Cellulose ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass using fungi and other degrading agents2007 - 2009
Commercial Production of Aglibut Sweet Tamarind in Ilocos Norte2007 - 2010
Product development of different commodities2007 - 2013
Determination of Crop Water Requirements (CWR) of Major Rice-Based Crops Under Rainfed Lowland Conditions in Ilocos Norte, Philippines2006 - 2009
Performance of Direct-Seeded and Transplanted Lowland Rice Under Rainfed, Controlled, and Submerge Water2006 - 2008
Sustainability of Rainfed Lowland Rice-Based Cropping Systems with Special Reference to Organic Fertilizer Application2006 - 2008
Atiddog a Biag: Beliefs and Practices on Longevity Among Farming Ilokanos2006 - 2007
Beyond Traits, Stereotypes, and Profiles: The Ilokano Past the Popular Categories2006 - 2007
Performance of Two Onion (Allium ascalanicum L.) Varieties as Affected by Fertilizer Rates2005 - 2007
Effect of Tillage Practices and Fertilizer Levels on the Performance of Major Rice-Based Crops Under Rainfed Lowland Conditions in MMSU2005 - 2007
Utilization of Biogas in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur: Its Impact to the Users2001 - 2005
Application of Systems Analysis Methodology to Dingras District, Ilocos Norte Philippines2001 - 2005
Systems Research for Integrated Resource Management and Land Use Analysis in East and Southeast Asia, IRMLA2001 - 2005
Product Development of Potential Species of Seaweeds from Ilocos Norte2000 - 2015
The Agriculture and Fisheries Research and Development Information System at the Mariano Marcos State University, Batac, Ilocos Norte (AFRDIS)2000 - 2005
NCT for Lowland Potato1996 - 1999