The gently rolling topography which typifies a large portion of the volcanic landscape in Claveria makes it ideal for intensive large-scale vegetable production. The widely grown vegetables include cabbage, beans, tomato, sweet pepper and eggplant.
|The breathtaking volcanic landscape of Claveria, Misamis Oriental|
|Dr. Apol & Nelds Gonzaga, Ruby Gabaca, Dr. Steve Harper & myself in front of an Ultisol soil at 920m asl.|
|Heavy fertilizer application is done starting at planting of vegetables|
|It is common for farmers to mix two pesticides with water and spray the cocktail to the vegetables twice a week|
The above observations strongly justify the urgent need for research on soil and nutrient management as well as integrated pest management in Claveria.