Aside from instruction, DPM staff also undertakes research activities in Pest Management, with strong towards biological control, use of resistant varieties and other ecologically sound means. They also engage in biotechnology researches such as the development of disease resistant varieties and other pest control methods to meet current global trends. The department establishes linkages with national and international institutions and agencies.
DPM established the Plant Pest Clinic in 1978. The Pest Clinic was the first of its kind among all state colleges and universities (SCUs) in the whole Philippines. It serve as the extension arm of DPM in assisting farmers, researchers, students and development workers in the identification and control of various plant pests such as insects, diseases, weeds and vertebrate pests affecting different crops. It has expanded its function and service to include pests households, work places, and warehouses, thus its more appropriate novel name in Pest Clinic.
Effective and efficient delivery of pest management services to crop growers, farmers, technicians, students and community.
An empowered clientele aware of the danger of pests and of its proper management.
The Pest clinic aims to accomplish the following objectives:
The scope of activities includes:
The Pest Clinic is strategically located in the 1st floor of the Department of Pest Management building in VSU, Visca, Baybay City.
For more information and inquiries of the Pest Clinic, please contact:
DPM, VSU, Visca, Baybay City
Tel. no. (63) (053) 335-2626
For consultation charges, please refer to the rates below:
The VSU Natural History Museum
DPM houses the Natural History Museum (Museo ng Kasaysayang Likas) was formally established in the mid 1970's as a Biological Museum with the aim of supporting the trilogy of function of the University, namely instruction, research and extension. As such, it is a repository of biological specimens, for teaching as well as scientific research activities. It has expanded its function and now serve as an identification library which students and professors alike interested in natural history can use.
As a museum of natural history, it aims to accomplish the following objectives:
Facilities and Collections
The museum comprises a single modern complex of two large rooms, one of which is designated to hold the research collection and the other is to hold the public education display. Special exhibits are put up annually which are added features in the public display.
The museum houses more than 800,000 biological collections of plants, animals and other biota that serve to document the biodiversity of the region as well as that of the country. The collections of the Museum consist specifically of the following:
Live specimens of some animals (reptiles, birds and fishes) are kept in the Museum not only as added attraction but also for scientific purposes.
These are other attractions which can be visited within the vicinity of the Museum like the butterfly sanctuary, and the medical and pesticidal garden.
In the absence of regular staff for the Museum, some faculty of the Department of Pest Management who are also specialists on various organizations are in-charge of the different collections. The Museum staff also provides technical support to the Pest Clinic mainly by providing sample collections especially for pest diagnosis and identification. In addition, one full time staff regularly maintains the collections in the Museum.
Currently, the following are the staff involved and their area of expertise:
Mr. Arnulfo M. Almeroda - Museum Technician
The Museum is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday visits may be accommodated but with prior arrangement. Walk-in visitors are allowed whenever the Museum is open.
To maintain and improve the collections of the Museum, a minimal fee of P 5.00 is charged per adult on weekdays. Children below 6 years of age are free of charged. For pre-arranged group hours (minimum of 20 persons), P 2.00 per person will be charged.
The VSU natural History Museum (Museo ng Kasaysayang Likas) is housed in the Department of Pest Management, VSU, Visca, Baybay City.
For more information and inquiries about the Museum, please write or call:
Other Extension Activities of DPM
The course is open to all individuals interested in mushroom cultivation.
Lecture series, demonstration and hands-on exercises are the principal methodologies of the course.
A participant may enroll in one module only. A minimum of six participants is required per module. A training fee of PhP 400.00 (Module 1) and PhP 600.00 (both module 2 and 3) per participant will be collected upon registration to cover the cost of culture media, substrate, handouts, other training materials and snacks. Board and lodging will be shouldered by the participants.
Schedule of Venue
Short courses will be conducted at DPM, VSU, Visca, Baybay City in April and October or upon request.
For further Inquiries, please contact:
In , DPM Faculty also serve as lecturers/resource person in international, national, regional and local symposia and farmers fora.