|Title:||SUSTAINABLE COCOON PRODUCTION OF SERICULTURE FARMER-ADOPTORS THROUGH THIRD/FOURTH INSTAR SILKWORM LARVAE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES|
|Researchers:||F.V. Gapuz, Jr.|
Third/Fourth Instar Silkworm Larvae Production and Distribution involves the rearing of silkworm larvae (1st to 3rd/1st to 4th instar) for distribution to the farmers at 3rd or 4th instar for them to rear up to mounting of matured larvae that ultimately produce the cocoons. The DMMMSU-Sericulture Research and Development Institute, through this project, caters the rearing and distribution of healthy third/fourth instar silkworm larvae to increase and sustain the cocoon production of farmer cooperators/clients.
A total of 78.18 boxes of third/fourth instar silkworm larvae were reared at the Institute at young age and distributed to various sericulture cooperators/clients at different project sites at 3rd/4th instar producing a total of 1,778.50 kg of fresh cocoons with varying production capacity and productivity. This indicates a need to fully harness the potential of sericulture through the third/fourth instar silkworm larvae production and distribution as technology transfer strategy in the development of sericulture as an industry for socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.