Scientist Profile

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Avelino E. Bigornia

Expertise: Entomology

Association

    • Sigma Xi (North Carolina Chapter, Member
    • Entomological Society of America, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Supervising Agronomist, 1961
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Laborer, 1937 - 1940
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Plant Foreman, 1940 - 1942
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Junior Agronomist, 1942 - 1947
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Assistant Entomologist, 1947 - 1954
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Entomologist, 1954 - 1959
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Plant Pest and Disease Scientist, 1959 - 1960

Award

    • Partial Scholarship, Bureau of Plant industry, 1948-1949
    • MSA (AID) PHILCUSA Technical Assistance Grantee, MSA (AID) PHILCUSA, 1952-1953
    • Government Scholarship, Office of the President, 1957
    • Certificate of Award, Bureau of Plant Industry
    • Certificate of Achievement, ICA (AID)

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, B.S.A., 1949
    • North Carolina State University, USA, M. S. Entomology, 1957

Publication

    • Getulio B. Viado, (July-Sept. 1949) A biological study of the Asiatic palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier), Curculionidae, Coleoptera
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume v. 33, No. no. 1
    • (March 1954) The coconut cadang-cadang disease and researches on its cause and control
    • Plant Industry Digest Volume v. 17, No. no. 3
    • J. W. Scharpenseel, Sofronio Balce, (1955) Investigation on the etiology of the so-called cadang-cadang disease of coconut trees
    • Araneta Journal of Agriculture Volume v. 2, No. no. 2
    • (Spet. 3-5, 1962) Progress report on the insect transmission tests on the coconut disease
    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Cadang-cadang of coconut
    • (Sept. 3-10, 1963) Progress report on the systematic selection and breeding program for cadnag-cadang resistant strain or type of coconut
    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Cadang-cadang of coconut
    • (1963) Coconut coultures in the Philippines with special reference to cadang-cadang infested areas (Brochure)
    • Bureau of Plant Industry
    • Carlos A. Calica, (1st-4th Quarter 1960) Progress report on the occurrence of Tristeza or citrus quick decline in the Philippines
    • Philippine Journal of Agriculture Volume v. 25, No. nos. 1-4
    • F. Q. Otanes, V. J. Madrid, (1951) A preliminary report on sucking insects on coconuts in the Bicol region (Circular No. 2)
    • Bureau of Plant Industry
    • (Nov. 24, 1956) Spread of cadang-cadang up: intensify studies
    • Coco News Volume v. 3, No. no. 63
    • (1957) Studies on the biology and morphology of Campolete's perdistinctus (Viereck), a parasite of the tobacco budworm (Heliothis viriscens (Linn.) (M.S. Thesis)
    • North Carolina State College
    • (Oct. 1963) Toxemic symptoms on some weeds caused by the leafhopper Empoasca formosana in the Philippines
    • FAO Plant Protection Bulletin Volume v. 11, No. no. 5
    • W. H. Sill, Jr., R. P. Pacumbaba, (3rd-4th Q. 1964) Incidence of cadang-cadang disease of coconut in trees of different ages and its relationship to practical control
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 29, No. nos. 3-4
    • Numeriano A. Infante, (3rd-4th Q. 1964) Progress report on selction and breeding progrma for cadang-cadang resistant coconut in the Bicol region
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 29, No. nos. 3-4
    • N. A. Infante, (July 1, 1964) Selection and breeding for resistant coconut
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 9, No. no. 12
    • (2nd Q. 1966) Coconut cadang-cadang incidence and replanting in the Philippines
    • Philippinw Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 31, No. no. 2
    • W. C. Price, E. P. Rillo, (Feb. 1967) Frond-drop: an unrecorded disease of coconut of unknown etiology in the Bicol region in the Philippines
    • FAO Plant Protection Bulleting Volume v. 15, No. no. 1
    • L. V. Moyano, (3rd-4th Q. 1967) Preliminary results on the biology of broadnosed weevil, Metapocyrtus impius (Erichson) (Curculionidae, Coleoptera)
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 32, No. nos. 3-4
    • W. C. Price, E. P. Rillo, (3rd-4th Q. 1967) Report on the new disease of coconut of unknown etiology on the Bicol region
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 32, No. nos. 3-4
    • (Dec. 1968) Report on the new coconut disease in Davao
    • Sugar News Volume v. 44, No. no. 12
    • (1st-2nd Q. 1969) A progress report on experimental weed control and its relationships with the sread of the coconut cadang-cadang disease
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 34, No. nos. 1-2
    • D. de Leon, () Coconut cadang-cadang disease in the Philippines and experimental control progress (mimeographed)
    • Bureau of Plant Industry
    • () Destructive insect pests
    • Philippine Scouting Magazine
    • () Epidemiological studies on the coconut cadang-cadang disease
    • Bureau of Plant Industry
    • () The menace of the coconut cadang-cadang
    • Manila Times
    • () The resume of the studies on the coconut cadang-cadang disease of the Bureau of Plant Industry
    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Cadang-cadang of Coconut
    • () Strange habits in the insect world
    • Philippine Scouting Magazine
    • () Symptomatology of the yellow mottle decline (cadang-cadang) of codconuts
    • Bureau of Plant industry
    • C. A. Calica, () The yellow mottle disease of coconut cadang-cadang and researches on its cause and control (Mimographed)
    • Bureau of Plant Industry

Trainings

    • Coccid Taxonomy, 1952 - 1953, Stanford University
    • Radioisotope and Radiation Uses in Entomology, 1965, University of Florida, USA
    • Studies on Virus Transmission Work, University of California
    • Studies on Virus Transmission, Boyce Thompson Institute
    • Stdies on Virus Transmission Work, Rockefeller Institute
    • Observations on Insecticides and Fungicide Testing, Du Pont, Dow, Monsanto and J. Hyman Chemical Co.