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Jose Ramirez Velasco

National Scientist (1998), NAST Corresponding Member

Expertise: Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology

Dr. Jose Velasco’s pioneering and promising works in various areas of plant physiology such as mineral nutrition, photoperiodism, chemical weed control and plant growth in general, have provided the basis of some important crop production management practices as well as laid out research directions. He is known for his research on cadang-cadang disease of coconuts. Among the honors and awards received by Dr. Velasco for his scientific achievements include: Guggenheim Foundation fellowship (1963), UP Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus award (1971), Planters Products Achievement award for crop science teaching (1974) and PCCP Distinguished award in pest management (1974).

Employment

    • Philippine Agriculturist, Editor, 1956 - 1960
    • U.P. College of Agriculture, Director of Research, 1956 - 1960
    • U.P. College of Agriculture, Director of Instruction, 1958 - 1960
    • Universidad De La Habana, Professor, 1940 - 1965
    • Universidad De La Habana, Asst Instructor to Research, 1972
    • U.P. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Manager, 1965 - 1967
    • Governing Board, NSDB, Member, 1965 - 1967
    • National Institute of Science and Technology, Commisioner, 1967 - 1977
    • Imus Institute, President, 1985 - 1990
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies, Member, 1980
    • National Academy of Science and Technology, Academician
    • Institue of Biological Science, UPLB, Professor

Award

    • Lifetime Achievement Award, UP Alumni association, 2002
    • Cum Laude B. S. A, University of the Philippines, 1940
    • Fellowship, U. S. State Department, 1946-1947
    • Fellowship, University of the Philippines, 1947-1949
    • Certificate of Merit, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1959
    • Fellowship, SEATO, 1963
    • Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation, 1963

Research

    • Study on the mineral nutrition of mandarin. [On-going]

Education

    • California, Berkely, California, Plant Physiology
    • University of the Philippines - Los Baños, College, Laguna, B.S.A. Agricultural Chemistry

Publication

    • Velasco, J.R. Sierra, Z.N., (1989) Comparative performane of coconut transplanted to cadang-cadang affectted and non-affected areas.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies. , No. 14 (12):
    • Alejar, A.A. Mavandong, R.M. Velasco, J.R. Sierra, Z.N., (1988) Effects of lanthanum, cerium and chromium on the germination and growth of some vegetable species.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. (71):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1986) The cadang-cadang disease of coconut in perspective.
    • Philippine Journal of Cococnut Studies. , No. 11(1):
    • Velasco, J.R Canoy, C.S. Sierra, Z.N., (1983) Comparative performance of coconuts translated to cadang-cadang affected and non affected areas.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 66 (4):
    • Velasco, J.R., () The non-essential nutrients with reference to coconut nutrition.
    • Indian Coconut Journal. , No. 13 (10):
    • Velasco, J.R, () Review of studies tending to link the rare earths with coconut cadang-cadang.
    • Scientia Filipinas , No. 2(2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Lansangan, A.S., (1982) Rare earths from Bicol soil.
    • NSTA Technology Journal. , No. 7(1):
    • Velasco, J.R, () In quest of certainty.
    • National Academy of Science and Technology.
    • Velasco, J.R. Lansangan, A.S. Canapi, III, E, (1980) A re-visit to San Miguel Island.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies. , No. 5 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Lansangan, A.S. Domingo, L.E. Sierra, Z.N., (1979) Cultural studies on coconut cadang-cadang.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies. , No. 4 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Domingo, L.E. Coornado, F.F., (1978) The thallium content of soil from coconut groves affected by the cadang-cadang disease.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies , No. 3(1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Domingo, L.E. Sierra, Z.N. Coronado, F.F., (1977) Rare earths in coconut groves effected by the cadang-cadang disease.
    • Philippine Coconut Studies , No. 2 (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Canoy, C.S. de Guzman, R., (1971) Culture of indicator plants in soil from coconut groves affected by cadang-cadang.
    • Philppine Journal of Coconut Studies. , No. 100 (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Pamintuan, R.E. Platon, N.Q., (1968) Soil organic matter and the cadang-cadang of coconuts.
    • FAO Technical Working Party on Coconut Production, Protection and Processing.
    • Velasco, J.R Pantastico, E.B. Canoy, C.S. Barile, C.L. Guevarra, D.B., (1965) Fertilization of coconuts in the Bicol Region.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. (49):
    • Wallihan, E.F. Velasco, J.R. Sharples, R.G. Bradford, G.R., (1965) Mineral composition of leaflets of the coconut palm in Southern Luzon, Philippines.
    • Philippine Agriculturist. , No. (49):
    • Canoy, C.S. Velasco, J.R., (1964) Survey of plant species in the cadang-cadang and non-cadang-cadang affected coconut groves.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 47 (9):
    • Velasco, J.R. Canoy, C.S. Pantastico, E.B. Guevarra, (1963) Recovery of the transplated coconut trees in the cadang-cadang area.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 47 (6-7):
    • Velasco, J. R. Canoy, C.S. Alejar, A.A. Guevarra, D.B., (1962) The soil aspect of cadang-cadang.
    • Cadang-cadang Research Foundation. Inc.
    • Velasco, J.R., (1961) Re-examination of the coconut cadang-cadang question.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 45 (4):
    • Mercado, B.T. Velasco, J.R., (1961) Effect of aluminum on the growth of coconut and other plants.
    • Philippine Agriculurist , No. 45 (5):
    • Velasco, J.R. De la Fuente, R.K. Zamora, P.M. Mercado, B.T., (1960) A survey of diseased conditions of coconuts in Laguna, Quezon and the Bicol Provinces.
    • Science Quarterly , No. (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. De la Fuente, R.K. De la Pena R.S., (1960) The interference of aluminum in the mulder bic-assay method for copper.
    • Philippines Agriculturist , No. (43):
    • Velasco, J.R. de la Fuente, R.K. Pantastico, ER.B De la Pena, R.S. Alejar, A.A., (1959) Chemical composition and physical properties of soil samples from coconut groves.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. (43):
    • Velasco, J.R. Holasco, A. De la Pena, R.S. Pantastico, ER.B. Guevarra, V.F., () Aluminum and its possible relationship to cadang-cadang of coconuts.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 43(2):
    • Velasco, J.R., () Copper deffiency in bico soil as posssible cause of the cadang-cadang of coconut.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 41 (3):
    • Velasco, J.R. Palmquist, E.M. Mamawal, E.S., (1957) Copper content of some soil samples from coconutgroves of the Laguna and Quezon Province.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. (39):
    • Velasco, J.R. Fertig, S.N., (1956) Sand culture experiment with coconut.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 39 (9):
    • Velasco, J.R. Meimban, C.J., (1989) Studies of coconut sapal III
    • Philippine Journal of Science Studies , No. 14 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Del Mundo, J.A., () Exploring the teasibility of using the rare-enrich deposit in Bicol.
    • Philippine Journal of Technology
    • Velasco, J.R. Meimban, C.J., (1986) Studies of coconut sapal I.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies. , No. 11(2):
    • Meimban, C.J. Velasco, J.R, (1986) Studies on coconut sapal II
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies , No. 11(2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Santos, J.V., (1956) The mineral nutrition of young abaca plants.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 40 (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Rodriguez, M.C., (1974) Grafting of coffee.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 58 (3-4):
    • Velasco, J.R. Gutierrez, J., (1974) Germination and its inhibition in coffee
    • Philippine Journal Science , No. 103 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1986) Beryllium in adobe-derived soil of Cavite.
    • Transaction of NAST , No. (8):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1985) Boron difficiency in adobe-derived soil in eastern Cavite.
    • Transactions of NAST , No. (7):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1983) The non-essential nutrients with reference to coconut nutrition.
    • Indian Coconut Journal , No. 13 (10):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1977) Cotton in the Philippines.
    • Philippine Journal of Crop Science. , No. 2 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1981) Separating the coconut meat from the shell.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies , No. 6 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1978) Studies on product utilization in the National Institute of Science and Technology.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies , No. 3 (2):
    • Sierra, Z.N. Velasco, J.R., (1976) Studies on the growth factor of coconut water.
    • Philippine Journal of Coconut studies , No. 1 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Sierra, Z.N., (1974) Use of papain to break the coconut emulsion. (gata)
    • Philippine Patent no. 6510
    • Veasco, J.R. Gonzales, O.P. Rubic, P., (1972) Research efforts on the food uses of the coconut.
    • Chemist Quarterly , No. 10 (1&2):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1971) Organization and management in coconut research.
    • Chemist Quarterly , No. 9 (4):
    • Velasco, J.R, (1969) The industrialization of the coconut.
    • NSDB Science Review
    • Velasco, J.R., (1968) The structural changes during the growth of the coconut fruit.
    • 1st Post War C onvention
    • Velasco, J.R., (1983) Science and pol-ethics.
    • Philippine Journal Crop Science. , No. 8 (3):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1976) Appropriate technology and industrial research.
    • U.P. Small Industry Journal. , No. 9 (2):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1974) Manpower needs in the biological sciences.
    • Proceedings on Science Forum
    • Velasco, J.R., (1974) Transfer of technology among the developing countries with emphasis on promotion and encouragement of such technology.
    • U.N. Economic and Social Council. , No. 29 (4):
    • Velsco, J.R., (1982) The response of rice to light.
    • National Academy of Science and Technology. , No. (4):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1963) The effects of potassium level and light intensity on the yield of rice.
    • International Rice Commission Newsletter.
    • Manuel, F.G. Velasco, J. R., (1962) The effect of photoperiod on the growth and bulb development of onion.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 46 (6):
    • Velasco, J.R. De la Fuente, R.K., (1958) The response of forty six varieties of rice to photoperiod.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 42 (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Holasco, A.A., (1958) Growth of rice plants to maturity in nutrient culture.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 43 (5):
    • Velasco, J.R. Vega, M.R. Llena, P.A., (1958) Effects of repeated herbicide spraying on upland rice.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 41 (8):
    • Manuel, F.C. Velasco, J.R., (1957) Further observations on the photoperiodic response of elon-elon rice.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 40 (8):
    • Velasco, J.R. Fertig, S.N., (1956) Relation of calcium to nitrogen in the culture solution.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 39 (10):
    • Velasco, J.R. Manuel, F.C., (1955) The photoperiodic response of elon-elon rice.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 39 (3):
    • Dela Fuente, R.K. Velasco, J.R., (1955) Foliar fertilization of rice with nitrogen.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 39 (4):
    • Velasco, J.R. Cabrera, T.E. Vega, M.R. Ramos, F.T., () Absorption of culture solution by rice seedlings.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 39 (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Vega, M.R., (1954) A further study on timing the application of fertilizer to three varieties of rice.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 38 (4-5):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1953) Timing the application of ammonium sulfate to rice.
    • 8th Pacific Congress
    • Velasco, J.R., (1953) Studies on the control of weeds in rice fields with the use of 2,4-D.
    • 8th Pacific Congress
    • Velasco, J.R. Narit, B.A. Fernandez, D.B., (1953) Effect of time of applying ammonium sulfate on growth and yield of rice.
    • Philippine Agricultuist , No. 36 (10):
    • Calma, V.C. Galvez, N.L. Velasco, J.R., (1952) A review of fertilizer investigations on rice.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 36 (4):
    • Velasco, J.R. Novero, R.P., (1951) Studies on foliar diagnosis: Nitrogen relations.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 35 (5):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1940) Studies on the nutritive value of elon-elon rice grown in the different parts of the island.
    • Philippine Agriculturist , No. 29 (3):
    • Velasco, J.R. Sierra, Z., (1986) Current efforts in plant eco-physiology.
    • NAST
    • Velasco J.R., (1999) Selected Paper of Jose R. Velasco
    • NAST-DOST
    • Velasco, J.R., (1999) Laws on agriculture and natural resources Vol.1 Philippine Commission to Commonwealth (1990-1945)
    • NAST
    • Velasco, J.R., (1986) Beryllium in adobe-derived soil of Cavite.
    • Transactons of National Academy of Science and Technology Volume 8
    • Velasco, J.R., (1985) Boron deficiency in adobe-derived soil in Eastern Cavite.
    • Transactions of the national Academy of Science and Technology Volume 7
    • Velasco, J.R., (1983) The non-essential nutrients with reference to coconut nutrititon.
    • Indian Coconut Journal Volume 3, No. (10):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1977) Cotton in the Philippines. An assessment.
    • Philippine Journal of Crop Science Volume 2, No. (11):
    • Velasco, J.R. Rodriguez, C.M., (1974) Grafting of coffee
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 58, No. (3-4)
    • Velasco, J.R. Gutierrez, J., (1974) Germination and its inhibition in coffee.
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 103, No. (1):
    • Velasco, J.R. Santos, J.V., (1973) Destruction and renewal of lowland forest in the Philippines
    • Pacific Association (Pre-Congress Meeting), Bogor, Indonesia
    • Velasco, J.R. Cabrera, T.E., (1956) The mineral nutrition of young abaca plants.
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 40, No. (2):
    • Velasco, J.R., (1949) Some relationship between inorganic nutrient deficiency and phtihormone concentration in the tomato plant.
    • (Abstract) PhD. Thesis deposited in the University of California, USA
    • Velasco, J.R., (2000) Discourse on the methods of Science.
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 83, No. (2):
    • Velasco, J.R. Alejar, A.A., (2001) Speculation on the mechanism of translocation into fruits.
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 84(2)
    • Velasco, J.R., (2000) Socio-economic factors in Philippine Agricultural Development: A survey covering the pre-historical to the spanish period.
    • Asia Life Sciences
    • Velaso, J.R., (1999) Laws on Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Philippine Commission of Commonwealth Volume 1
    • Velasco, J.R. Alejar, A.A. Cadiz, N.M., (2002) Wandering / wondering about the science enterprise.
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 85(1);
    • Velasco, J.R., (1999) The Science Act of 1958: A Retrospective Survey
    • NAST
    • Velasco, J.R., (2000) Speculation on the mechanism of translocation into fruits.
    • Philippine Agricultural SCientist