Dominica to receive first shipment of banana plants

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica to receive first shipment of banana plants by: Dominica Vibes News – April 1, 2015 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share The ministry of agriculture with support from the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) is seeking to increase its banana production by 100 acres during 2015/2016. On Tuesday, stakeholders met to prepare for the first shipment of 20,000 banana plantlets from France which will arrive here on 7 April 2015, in an effort to revive the sector. Head of the Plant Protection & Quarantine Unit, Ryan Anselm said over 25 stakeholders participated in the training on Tuesday 31 March at the conference room at the Fisheries Division. “What we have done is to set up together with National Fair Trade Organization and DAPEX’s system of production where we want to increase the production by about a hundred acres in the first year which is 2015 – 2016 that will provide production for Fair Trade and that will allow them to continue to export to the international market, one would hear about the suspension of Fair Trade; and presently we are not shipping banana’s to the UK,” he said. The program,which is funded by the BAM and supported by the ministry of agriculture, will bring in approximately 60,000 plants and these plantlets will be brought by batches of 20,000. Anselm said 25 people working closely with the ministry participated at Tuesday’s workshop to review the protocols and procedures in handling the plants. “So part of the preparedness of these plants we held a training at the fisheries complex on the Bayfront to train persons involved in the weaning of the plants”.“We had about 25 participants and basically going through the procedures involved in taking the plants from the jar, which is 25 or 30 plants in that jar with nutrient agar and washing it, sorting it and planting in a sifting tray. So we went over the protocols with the people involved, we wanted ever body prepared,” he said. He said the division is also working with the Agricultural Chinese mission stationed at One Mile, Portsmouth at the Chinese Dominica Modern Agricultural Station. “They are providing space for weaning of the plants; the Chinese are also supporting with labour and are giving us all the seedling trees for the winning of the plants. So the process would be winning of the plants for 4 – 6 weeks and then and then harvest 4 – 6 weeks so one can say the farmers getting planting materials let’s say the second week of June,” Anselm noted. Meanwhile, Mr. Anselm said the recipients of the plants are now participating in an assessment program to broaden their skills. “Now the farmers we have an assessment program going on validating the farmers that we are going to give the plants cause we cannot give anybody the plants the person need to have a capability and knowledge for growing green bananas and can take care of the plants so under the BAM, the BAM will provide all the imputes and necessary technical assistance that will come from the ministry,” he added. 292 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Microwave Tube Market Size Still Over US$1 Billion for 2018

first_imgWhile microwave and millimeter wave high-power vacuum electron devices (VEDs) remain “below the radar” of many industry observers, the total available market (TAM) for this segment is still over US$1 billion for 2018. These findings are from ABI Research’s Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Power Vacuum Electron Devices market data report.Despite their size, and although these tubes remain essential elements in specialized military, scientific/medical, and space communications applications, this market is generally under-reported and poorly understood by those not directly involved in it.Essentially, this continues to be a stable industry despite several rounds of consolidation in the past decade. However, one competitive RF semiconductor technology – gallium nitride – will change the landscape. While it is not yet near monopolizing the microwave RF power industry, GaN is advancing steadily and is a technology that should be closely watched, as it will be a threat to some aspects of the microwave and millimeter wave VED marketplace.The size of this historic market continues to surprise and its longevity and firm resistance to RF power semiconductor encroachment is just as surprising; however, that will change to some degree as GaN devices move up in frequency and power.More information about these findings can be seen in the ABI Research Report – Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Power Vacuum Electron Devices market data report.last_img read more

Tay Tung tops Nopsscea girls’ beach volley

first_imgBacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts – Nohlin Jundana, Marixi Maligmat and Joan Doguna – rules the 2017 Nopsscea girls beach volleyball tournament in Bacolod City. PHOTO BY NOHLIN JUNDANA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Tay Tung tops Nopsscea girls’ beach volley ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Tuesday, November 21, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BACOLOD Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts extended its domination at the sands after ruling the 2017 Nopsscea girls beach volleyball tournament in Bacolod City. Thunderbolts – Nohlin Jundana, Marixi Maligmat and Joan Doguna – claimed the tiara after defeating St. John’s Institute 21-15, 21-7 on Sunday.“Hard work paid off for Nohlin, Marixi and Joan,” said Jose Montalbo, Tay Tung’s vice chairman for sports. “The girls trained for months. They deserve this championship.”Tay Tung also ruled elementary boys’ basketball by beating University of St. La Salle Baby Stingers 76-65 at the STI-West Negros University gym.John Ordas led the way with 22 points, Thomas Pillado chipped in 15 markers, while Marvin delos Santos contributed 13 points for the Renato Callora-mentored Baby Thunderbolts.Moreover, Tay Tung claimed the overall title in kakatedo. Paulina Liza Kalan won gold in kata and silver in kumite, while Francis Zohann Lita bagged gold in kumite and silver in kata.Meanwhile SJI captured badminton gold medals in secondary girls (Ellana Tan, Mia Manguilomotan, Sophia Reyne Gustilo, Mariella Jereza, Pretzel Giana Ong, Mica Uy, and Alyanna Arceo) and elementary boys (Christopher Anglo, Brendan Lui Anglo, Allen Yusay, Gabriel Ananoria, Gabe Benedict Tan, Ronald Gustilo, and Ramon Feria) team events.SJI failed to achieve a three-gold feat when its elementary girls’ team suffered a 2-1 defeat to St. Scholastica’s Academy. Its high school boys’ squad, on the other hand, settled for bronze./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more