UPLB College of Agriculture


UPLB College of Agriculture

Infobox University
name =
native_name = College of Agriculture at University of the Philippines, Los Baños


established = 1909
dean = Domingo E. Angeles
city = flagicon|Philippines Los Baños
state = Laguna
country = Philippines
website= http://www.uplb.edu.ph/ca

The UPLB College of Agriculture (UPCA) is one of the 11 degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and is one of the first three Colleges of the University of the Philippines System.

Founded by American botanist and agriculturist Edwin Copeland on 6 March 1909, it is widely recognized as the center of agricultural research and education in Asia. It has produced prominent scientists, public officials and businessmen from the Philippines and abroad, several of which are recipients of a Ramon Magsaysay Award. The College itself won the award in 1977 for its pivotal role in the continent's development through agricultural research and education.

Currently, there are five clusters that are under this college namely, the Crop Science Cluster (CSC), Animal and Dairy Science Cluster (ADSC), Crop Protection Cluster (CPC), Agricultural Systems Cluster (ASC), and Food Science Cluster (FSC). For the BS Agriculture undergraduates, Crop Science Cluster offers the majors in Agronomy and Horticulture, Animal and Dairy Science Cluster offers the major in Animal Science, Crop Protection Cluster offers major in Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science and Agricultural Systems Cluster offers majors in Agricultural Extension, Soil Science and Agricultural Systems. On the other hand, the Food Science Cluster offers the BS Food Technology program and its majors.

UPCA has produced more National Scientists than any other college in the University of the Philippines System.

History

"Main article: University of the Philippines at Los Baños history"

The College was established on 6 March 1909 as one of the first three units of the University of the Philippines. Edwin Copeland, a botany professor and Thomasite from the Philippine Normal College in Manila was chosen as its first dean. Harold Cuzner, Edgar Ledyard, Carrie Ledyard and Sam Durham were Copeland’s first academic staff. Classes were first held in June 1909 with faculty houses and tents as classrooms. Less than a year later, structures for the College were finally completed in a 73-hectare abandoned farmland at the foot of Mt. Makiling. A formal four-year curriculum was instituted in 1910.

The UPCA's development was interrupted after World War II broke out. Some of UPCA's facilities were used by the Japanese to hold prisoners of war.

After the war, UPCA embarked on an ambitious rebuilding/training program funded by the United States government. Cornell University was tasked to spearhead the program. 10-14 American professors would come and live on campus annually, bringing with them fresh ideas and knowledge of gains made in many fields. A number of the younger Philippine faculty also went to Cornell and other US universities for graduate study. The program became so successful that the College also began to receive major grants from prominent international organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs, Committee for Free Asia and the Colombo Plan. It likewise began training other Asians.

By the end of 1976 the College had graduated 440 foreign students: 204 from Thailand, 40 from South Vietnam, 37 each from Taiwan and Indonesia, and 25 from Pakistan. The rest came from some 15 to 20 other countries worldwide. Many of these graduates are now leaders in their own countries. Thailand benefited so much from UPCA that the Thai Ministry of Agriculture became known as the “Los Baños Ministry”.

On 20 November 1972, Presidential Decree No. 58 was signed, giving UPCA full autonomy and transforming it into a full fledged university - the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, UP's first autonomous campus.

Faculty (Selected)

* Carpena, Azucena L. (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Delos Santos, William L. (PhD Auburn University)
* Fernandez, Pamela G. (PhD University of Nebraska)
* Guzman, Peter S. (PhD Iowa State University)
* Hernandez, Jose E. (PhD University of Minnesota)
* Lales, Joveno S. (PhD UPLB)
* Lantican, Ricardo M (PhD Iowa State University; National Scientist)
* Manuel, Juliana S. (PhD Ohio State University)
* Mendoza, Teodoro C. (PhD University of Florida)
* Paller, Enrique C. (PhD Oregon State)
* Robles, Restituta P. (PhD University of Missouri)
* Samonte, Stanley Omar PB. (PhD Texas A&M University)
* Zamora, Oscar B. (PhD University of Queensland)
* Adalla, Candida B. (PhD UPLB)
* Bernardo, Emiliana N. (PhD Kansas State University)
* Cadapan, Eliseo P. (PhD University of California Berkeley)
* Cohen, Michael B.L. (PhD University of Illinois)
* Facundo, Henry T. (PhD Cornell University)
* Figarola, James Lester M. (MS University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
* Gapud, Victor P. (PhD University of Kansas)
* Heong, Keong L. (PhD, University of London)
* Medina, Jose R. (PhD University of Wisconsin Madison)
* Ocampo, Virginia R. (PhD University of Wisconsin Madison)
* Raros, Leonila C. (PhD University of Minnesota)
* Rejesus, Belen M. (PhD Rutgers University)
* Rejesus, Romeo S. (PhD University of California Riverside)
* Reyes, Stephen G. (PhD University of Kansas)
* Sanchez, Fernando F. (PhD University of Hawaii)
* Sumalde, Augusto C. (PhD North Dakota State University)
* Velasco, Luis Rey I. (PhD University of Queensland; UPLB Chancellor)
* Angeles, Domingo E. (PhD UPLB)
* Arquiza, Amihan L. ( PhD Cornell University)
* Aspuria, Evalour T. (PhD University of Tokyo)
* Cedo, Ma. Lourdes O. (PhD Kentucky State University)
* De Guzman, Constancio C. (PhD Kentucky State University)
* Espino, Rene Rafael (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Lizada, Ma. Concepcion (PhD University of California)
* Mabesa, Renato C. (PhD Mississippi State University)
* Namuco, Leon O. (PhD Cornell University)
* Protacio, Calixto M.(PhD Pennsylvania State University)
* Rimando, Tito, J. (MS Cornell University)
* Sanchez, Fernando Jr. C. (PhD University of Tokyo)
* Sangalang, Juanito B. (PhD University of Maryland, College Park)
* Villareal, Ruben L. (PhD Rutgers University)
* Ardales, Edna Y. (PhD UPLB)
* Azzam, Ossmat I. (PhD Cornell University)
* Bajet, Narceo B. (PhD University of Illinois)
* Barroga, Janet Glafera F. (MS Washington State University)
* Bayot, Rizaldo G. (PhD University of Illinois)
* Davide, Romulo G. (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Divinagracia, Gil G. (PhD University of Florida)
* Ilag, Lina L. (PhD Purdue University)
* Leung, Hei (PhD University of Wisconsin)
* Mew, Twing Wah (PhD University of Illinois)
* Molina, Agustin B. (PhD Pennsylvania State University)
* Opina, Oscar S. (PhD UPLB)
* Orillo, Faustino T. (PhD Harvard University)
* Quimio, Arcadio J. (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Quimio, Tricita H. (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Raymundo, Avelino D. (PhD University of Illinois)
* Talens, Angelita D. (PhD Iowa State University)
* Vera Cruz, Casiana M. (PhD Kansas State University)
* Zorilla, Rustico A. (PhD UPLB)
* Abanto, Oliver (MS UPLB)
* Acda, Sonia P. (PhD UPLB)
* Agbisit, Elpidio M. (MS UPLB)
* Alcantara, Placido F. (PhD University of Minnesota)
* Arboleda, Cecilio R. (PhD Iowa State University)
* Bantoc, Celina G. (MS UPLB)
* Batungbacal, Marcela R. (PhD University of Edinburgh)
* Bondoc, Orville L. (PhD University of Guelph)
* Capitan, Severino S. (PhD Punjab Agricultural University)
* Dagaas, Clarita T. (PhD UPLB)
* Lambio, Angel L. (PhD Ohio State University)
* Luis, Edwin S. (PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
* Mateo, Carmencita D. (PhD University of Missouri)
* Momongan, Vicente G. (PhD Cornell University)
* Natural, Nelson G. (PhD Texas A & M University)
* Oliveros, Cynthia A. (MS UPLB)
* Peñalba, Francisco, F. (PhD University of Wisconsin)
* Roxas, Domingo B. (PhD Ohio State University)
* Roxas, Ninfa P. (PhD UPLB)
* Sevilla, Cesar C. (PhD University of Queensland)
* Supangco, Enrico P. (PhD Texas A & M University)
* Barraquio, Virginia L. (PhD McGill University)
* Emata, Olive C. (MS UPLB)
* Gomez, Iluminada V. (MS UPLB)
* Lustria, Ulysees M. (PhD UPLB)
* Robles, Alberto Y. (PhD University of Missouri)
* Adorada, Jessamyn A. (PhD UPLB)
* Ceballo. Flor A. (PhD University of Queensland)
* Hoque, Melanda M. (PhD UPLB)
* Garcia, Rosalinda P. (PhD Purdue University)
* Sta. Cruz, Filomena C. (PhD University of East Anglia)
* Baltazar, Aurora M. (PhD North Carolina State University)
* Calumpang, Susan May F. (PhD University of Tokyo)

Academic Programs


* Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
"Majors: Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Systems, Agronomy, Animal Science, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science"
* Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
"Majors: Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Engineering"
* Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry

* Master of Agriculture
"Majors: Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Soil Science"
* Master of Science in Agricultural Chemistry (joint program with the College of Arts and Sciences)
* Master of Science in Agronomy
* Master of Science in Animal Science
* Master of Science in Entomology
* Master of Science in Food Science
* Master of Science in Horticulture
* Master of Science in Plant Breeding
* Master of Science in Plant Pathology
* Master of Science in Soil Science

* PhD in Agricultural Chemistry (joint program with the College of Arts and Sciences)
* PhD in Agronomy
* PhD in Animal Science
* PhD in Entomology
* PhD in Food Science
* PhD in Horticulture
* PhD in Plant Breeding
* PhD in Plant Pathology
* PhD in Soil Science

Notes

* [http://www.uplb.edu.ph/ca UPLB College of Agriculture website]
* [http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyCA-UPLB.htm 1977 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Profile]
* [http://www.nast.dost.gov.ph/national.htm National Scientists of the Philippines (as of 2004)]

ee also

* [http://www.uplb.edu.ph/ca/caagg Aggie Green and Gold-Official Newsletter of UPCA]


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