AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017

AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017

A Salad Crops & Flower Festival will be held at the Benguet State University (BSU) in La Trinidad on Monday, February 20, 2017. The event is a collaboration of BSU and Allied Botanical Corporation as one of the series of highlights of the Centennial Celebration of BSU which started in September 2016.

AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
Michael Caballes, Allied Botanical president, addressing visitors in a previous field day at its demo farm at BSU.

Among the features of the Salad Crops & Flower Festival is a competition among students in making their own salads using the vegetables grown at the demo and research farm of Allied Botanical inside the BSU campus. The demo farm is where Allied conducts field trials of its varieties of highland vegetables which are mostly salad crops of various colors.

AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
Red lettuce at the ABC demo farm at BSU.
AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
Michael Caballes explaining to visitors the characteristics of a new lettuce variety in a previous field day.
AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
Salad served during a previous ABC field day.

The other highlight of the Salad Festival is a field tour whereby the visitors will observe the different vegetables under trial there. Among the salad crops that Allied has planted in its demo farm are 25 varieties of lettuce, baby spinach, celery, beets, teleriac (like celery), radish, cherry tomato, cucumber, sweet peas, radish and sweet pepper.

Dr. Feliciano Calora Jr., BSU president, will welcome the guests. Among the government officials who have been invited to attend are Benguet Gov.Cresendo C. Pacalso and Mayor Romeo K. Salda of La Trinidad.

AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
Delegates from BSU at the Agritourism Event of Allied Botanical in Tayug, Pangasinan. They are shown with Mike Caballes, ABC president, at the entrance of the Sunflower Maze.
AT BENGUET STATE U: Salad Crops & Flower Festival On Feb. 20, 2017
BSU officials at the Agritourism Event in Tayug. From left: Dr. Janet Luis, Dr. Pelin Belino, Dr. Carlito Laurean and Dr. Constantino Sudaypan.
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