SI Students visit Taiwan Technical farm
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 21 May 2018
“Form six students of Bishop Epalle Catholic Secondary School have visited the Taiwan Technical Farm last Thursday.
“The visit was part of their field trip to broaden their knowledge and learning experiences.
“Agriculture teacher George Wale Alasina told the Sunday Star that the two hour field trip has helped the students to deepen their understanding of two topics namely Pest Control and Guava Grafting.
“The Field trip is not only a good way to connect students with the agriculture system, but also to reinforce classroom learning in multiple areas,” Alasina said.
“He said there were two learning objectives for the students which are to understand the pest and disease control and to observe the grafting procedure of Guava.
“Dr Li Chia-Yu, the only female specialist of Root Crop Improvement Project of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM), presented information on pests, commercial pesticides and TTM’s crop diseases to the students.
“Dr Li emphasized the importance of using right pesticide for the target pest.
“Meanwhile, Assistant of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Project Erick Hou also demonstrated how to cut the bottom of scion.
“Being a strong partner for supporting school gardens and nutrition meals in Solomon Islands, TTM’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Project now is seeking to cooperate with the primary schools in Honiara which serve lunch meals by using school garden products.
“Through TTM’s technical assistance in increasing school harvest, we can directly improve school children’s diet.” the horticulture specialist Lee Chih-Cheng said.”
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