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Ilagan City Agriculturist Official Website

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The Corn Capital of the Philippines

In August 11, 2015, marked another day in the history of Ilagan as the Department of Agriculture proclaimed the city as the new Corn Capital of the Philippines during its third cityhood anniversary. Former Sec. Proceso Alcala was represented by former Asec. Edilberto M. De Luna who travelled all the way to Ilagan to attend the momentous event.

Ilagan City is the 4th Largest City in the Philippines in terms of land area next to Zamboanga City, Puerto Prinsesa City and Davao City.

CORN PRODUCTION STATISTICS

We produced

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METRIC TONS OF CORN

Equivalent to 155,767,000 kilos of corn per croppings enough for us to be the highest producer of quality corn in the Philippines

Corn Production in the Philippines

7,518,755.72

Our share to national is 2.07%

Corn Production in Region 2

1,801,194.10

Our share to the region is 8.65%

Corn Production in Province of Isabela

1,118,942.00

Our share to the province is 13.92%

Land Use devoted for Agriculture

Agriculture and fishery remains to be the main backbone of Ilagan’s economy. There are almost 38,716.50 hectares that are dedicated for agriculture suitable for crops, livestock and fish production.

Physical Area

CORN
Total 17,768 hectares 100%
River Flood Rain 40%
Broad Plain 31%
Hilly 29%
  • River Flood Rain – The inundation of a normally dry area caused by rising water in an existing waterway, such as a river, stream, or drainage ditch. Ponding of water at or near the point where the rain fell
  • Broad Plain – is a broad area of relatively flat land
  • Hilly – Anything that’s hilly is marked with hills, or mounds of land that are smaller than mountains.
RICE
Total 8,102.46 hectares 100%
Irrigated 66%
Rainfed 28%
Upland 6%
  • Irrigated – palay area with irrigation facilities that supplies water to the farm through artificial means with gravity, force/power, pumps, etc. it is not confined only to low areas but also to high places where paddies are built for standing rice.
  • Rainfed – palay area that has dikes that retain water and is solely dependent upon rainfall for its water supply.
  • Upland – palay area without amenities for standing water. It is not only confined to high places but also to low areas without irrigation.
HIGH VALUE CROPS
Total 128 hectares 100%
  • HVCs – are crops other than traditional crops which include but are not limited to: coffee and cacao, fruit crops (e.g., citrus, cashew, guyabano, papaya, mango, pineapple, strawberry, jackfruit, rambutan,  guava, lanzones, and watermelon), root crops (e.g., potato and ubi), vegetable crops
FISHPOND
Total 79.30 hectares 100%
  • Fishpond – a controlled pond, small artificial lake or retention basin that is stocked with fish and is used in aquaculture for fish farming, for recreational fishing, or for ornamental purposes.
Cropping season

Cropping period in the City

  • DRY SEASON (December – April)
  • WET SEASON (May – September)

SEASONAL CORN CALENDAR

Preparing land for planting

Our roads turn into golden carpet during harvest time

agriculture water supply

The City's Pasa Dam

Building a Dam and Irrigation System
to Help Farmers in Isabela, the
Philippines, Adapt to Climate Change,
2011–18

Pasa Dam located at Barangay Pasa, City of Ilagan, Isabela

Agricultural Machineries

City's Support to farmers

Distribution of Hybrid Corn Seeds

Free hybrid corn seeds distributed to farmers affected by continuous rain and other calamities.

Meet Our Team Agriculture

MOISES C. ALAMO

Chief Agriculturist

DR. JAYSON C. GAÑGAN

City Veterinarian

PEDRO M. LUGO

City Cooperative Officer

(Farmers’ Cooperative)

AWARDS

Hall of Famer - National Quality Corn Achiever Award