by: Em-Em Mandanas
ABC showcased its top hybrid varieties in DA-HVCDP highland vegetable derby
4 June 2021
Allied Botanical Corporation (ABC), the country’s market leader in the highlands, exhibited some of its hybrid varieties during the first-ever vegetable derby by the Department of Agriculture High-Value Crops Development Program (DA HVCDP).
The field tour and program for the derby was held on 1 June 2021 in Alam-am, Balili, Mankayan; and was attended by 29 participants, a relatively small delegation as Benguet is under modified enhanced community quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
ABC hybrid varieties included Gladiator F1 (cabbage), CR Halsema F1 (Chinese cabbage), Avenger F1 (broccoli), Fukutomi F1 (carrot), and Clarabel F1 (conical pepper). During the field tour, Benguet technical workforce in charge per station explained the varieties’ features and benefits.
Moreover, after the harvesting, participants gathered for an interactive discussion, wherein Regional Sales Manager Douglas Del Amen proudly presented the premium quality harvests of ABC’s hybrid seeds.
Big players in the vegetable seed industry, namely ABC, East-West Seed, and Ramgo International Corporation participated in the vegetable derby.