Innovative Technology and Management Journal <p>The&nbsp;<strong>INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (ITMJ)</strong> is a peer-reviewed publication of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU). It publishes research articles and review of research literatures (RRL) in the fields of technology innovation, engineering, sciences, educational management, curriculum development and innovations, food and fisheries technology, management and entrepreneurship. It is published annually.&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>The copyright holder is the Innovative Technology and Management Journal, Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City, Philippines.</p> (Leancel Homeres) (Joseph Vincent Maneja) Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800 OJS 60 Physicochemical Properties and Sensory Attributes of Sweetcorn (Zea Mays L. var. Macho F1) to Combined Application of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers <p>Fertilizer application does not only influence the growth and yield of sweetcorn but also its physicochemical and sensory attributes. This study was conducted to determine the effects of the combined application of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the total soluble solids (TSS), titratable acidity (TA), pH and sugar contents of freshly harvested sweetcorn, and on the sensory qualities of newly cooked and five (5) day stored sweetcorn. The treatments were designated as follows: T<sub>0-</sub> Control (without fertilizer applied), T<sub>1 </sub>- Inorganic fertilizer at 90-60-60 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>2</sub>- 5,000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> of vermicompost + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>3</sub>- 5,000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> of poultry manure + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>4</sub>- 5,000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> of cow manure + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>5</sub>- 5, 000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> of goat manure + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>6 –</sub> 5,000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> of mudpress + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O, T<sub>7 -</sub> Foliar spray (Fermented Golden Snail applied five times at 150ml/16liters of water) + 45-30-30 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> N, P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, K<sub>2</sub>O<sub>. </sub>These were laid out in RCBD with three replications. Results showed that the highest pH values and sugar contents were detected from plants applied with 5,000 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> regardless of organic fertilizer and half of the recommended rate of inorganic fertilizers. Likewise, sweetcorn stored for five days in an ambient condition maintains its color, taste, aroma, and texture when applied with organic and inorganic fertilizer regardless of the sources of organic materials.&nbsp; It is advisable not to dehusk the sweetcorn during harvest to preserve its marketing potential, especially when it is to be stored. Likewise, only the sweetness/taste of sweetcorn was reduced after five days of storage but still acceptable by the consumers` preference.&nbsp; These results suggested that fertilizer, either pure inorganic or in combination with organic, can significantly increase the yield and also influence its sweetness.</p> Enrique Biñas, Jr., Ulysses A. Cagasan Copyright (c) Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800 PERFORMANCE OF PROMISING PEANUT (Arachis hypogaea L.) GENOTYPES GROWN IN DRY AND WET SEASON CROPPING <p>The development of promising genotypes is a continuing activity by the breeders to give the farmers more choices of varieties to plant. This study aimed to evaluate, determine, and select promising peanut genotypes to be recommended to NSIC as new peanut varieties. There are 10 treatments, including the 3 check varieties, used in this study: T<sub>1</sub>-JONES, T<sub>2</sub>- ILOCOS RED, T<sub>3</sub>- LG Pn 06-36-2, T<sub>4</sub>- LG Pn 08-4a-2, T<sub>5</sub>-LG Pn 06-3-4-3a, T<sub>6</sub>-CVRC Pn 2011-002, T<sub>7</sub>- CVRC Pn 2011-001, T<sub>8</sub>-NSIC Pn19, T<sub>9</sub>- NSIC Pn14, T<sub>10</sub>- NSIC Pn18. <sub>&nbsp;</sub>The experiment was arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) having the &nbsp;10 treatments replicated 3 times. Results showed that genotypes LG Pn 06-3-4-3a (T<sub>5</sub>), CVRC Pn 2011- 002 (T<sub>6</sub>), and CVRC Pn 2011-001 (T<sub>7</sub>) matured the earliest at 82-90 days comparable to check variety NSIC Pn14. &nbsp;Moreover, LG Pn 06-36-2 (T<sub>3</sub>), LG Pn 08-4a-2 (T<sub>4</sub>), LG Pn 06-3-4-3a (T<sub>5</sub>), CVRC Pn 2011- 002 (T<sub>6</sub>) attained the shortest plant height at 84-94 cm, comparable to the 2 check varieties NSIC Pn14 and NSIC Pn18. Genotypes planted during dry season produced a significantly higher weight of pods at an average of 2,862 kgha<sup>-1 </sup>and average total seed yield of 1,796 kgha<sup>-1</sup> than wet season cropping at 2,361 kgha<sup>-1 </sup>mean pod yield and 1,523 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> seed yield. Moreover, all peanut genotypes are resistant to moderately resistant to insect pests and diseases. Hence, it is recommended to plant peanuts during dry season cropping as it provides a higher grain yield than wet season cropping under Leyte conditions.</p> Ulysses A. Cagasan, Rogelio N. Coral Copyright (c) Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800