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Department of Pastures and Forages


Mission

Develop through research, extensión and formation of human resources the scienific and technical basis in the field of pastures, forages and other crops for animal production, that allowed to obtain efficient, competitive and economic technologies and of favourable environmental impact.


Vision

Produce Technologies of excellence in sustainable and environmentally friendly production systems in pastures, forages and other crops of interest that may be introduced in the social practice through technological innovation and training to attain a close link between researchers and farmers. Work in the elaboration of national and international projects that permit self-financing and acquisition of modern technology thereby attributing the obtainment of new results and research products. Guarantee the continuous training of human resources and the application of a system of quality management. Strengthen the strategic link with other institutions and organizations to increase the development of pastures and forages both in Cuba and in other tropical countries.


Research lines

  • Fertility of soil.
  • Recovery of grazing.
  • Establishment and management of grasses and legumes and their associations.
  • Silvopastoral systems.
  • Production of seasonal legumes.
  • Integrated management of pests.
  • Biotechnology and plant physiology.

Projects

National Project of Science and technology "Agricultural Biotechnology". GEPROP-CITMA.

  • Improvement of agronomic indicators and of quality in Pennisetum purpureum for animal production. Effect of germination on the nutritional evaluation of legumes.
    Dr. Rafael S. Herrera García

  • Effect of the germination in the nutritional evaluation of legumes. Start in 2008.
    Dra. María F. Díaz Sánchez

National Project of Science and technology "Vegetal improvement and phytogenetic resources"..

Branch Project of Science and technology "Livestock". MINAG.

  • Integrated management and its environmental impact on the livestock agroecosystems.
    Dra. Nurys Valenciaga Valdés

  • Morphophysiological behaviour of the clone Pennisetum purpureum CUBA-CT-115 used as biomass bank.
    Lic. Daylenis Forte González

  • Evaluation of clone Pennisetum with possible characteristics of resistance to drought and salinity.
    Dr. Rafael S. Herrera García

  • Effect of rational application of fertilizer on the milk production and the safe of concentrates in the technology of Biomass bank with CT-115. Start in 2008.
    Dr. Gustavo J. Crespo López

Branch Project of Science and technology "Natural resources". MINAG.

National Project of Science and technology "Sustainable production of foods to contribute to the feeding security".

Branch Project of Science and technology Ministry of Higher Education.

Territorial project of Science and technology CITMA. Pinar del Rio province.


Researchers


Dr. César R. Padilla Corrales - Head of Department cpadilla@ica.co.cu
Dra. Idalmis D. Rodríguez García irogriguez@ica.co.cu
Dr. Gustavo J. Crespo López gcrespo@ica.co.cu
Ing. Sandra Lok Mejías slok@ica.co.cu
Ing. Yurangel Sardiñas López yurangel@ica.co.cu
Dr. Tomás E. Ruiz Vázquez teruiz@ica.co.cu
Dra. Nurys Valenciaga Valdés nvalenciaga@ica.co.cu
Dr. Rafael S. Herrera García rherrera@ica.co.cu
Lic. Daylenis Forte González dfortes@ica.co.cu
Dr. Jatnel Alonso Lazo jalonso@ica.co.cu
Ing. Madelen Herrera Perdomo mherrera@ica.co.cu
Dr. Ramón O. Martínez Zubiaur romartinez@ica.co.cu
 
     
   
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