Faculty Profile

Rommel B. Armecin


Soil Science, Nutrient Management, Plant Nutrition, Soil Health and Fertility

Research Interest

  • Soil Health Improvement/Soil Health Quality Assessment for Abaca, Vegetables, and Plantation Crops
  • Nutrient Management for Crops
  • Soil Fertility Assessment for Abaca and other Plantation Crops
  • Leguminous cover crops for plantation crops
  • Plant Nutrition Studies for Economically Important Crops
  • Integrated and Natural Farming Systems
  • Organic Production of Vegetables and Other Crops


Ph.D. University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2010


Ecological Farm Resource and Management Institute
Visayas State University
Baybay City, Leyte


Number of Publication: 7

Armecin, R.B., F.G. Sinon and L.O. Moreno (2014). Abaca Fiber: A renewable bio-resource for industrial uses and other applications. Rehman et al., ed. Springer Publishing.

Armecin, R.B. and W.C. Cosico (2012). Abaca (Musa textilis Nee) allometry for above-ground biomass and fiber production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 46, 181-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.09.004.

Armecin, R.B. W.C. Cosico and R.B. Badayos (2011). Characterization of Different Abaca-Based Agro-Ecosystems in Leyte. Journal of Natural Fibers , 8(2), 111-125. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1544047.

Armecin, R.B. and F.M. Gabon (2008). Biomass, organic carbon and mineral matter contents of abaca (Musa textilis Nee) at different stages of growth. Industrial Crops and Products , 28(3), 340-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2008.03.014.

Armecin, R.B. (2008). Nutrient composition of abaca (Musa textilis Nee) at seedling, vegetative and flagleaf stages of growth. Journal of Natural Fibers , 5(4), 331-346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15440470802457136.

Armecin, R.B., M.H.P. Seco, and P.S. Caintic (2005). Effect of leguminous cover crops on the growth and yield of abaca (Musa textilis Nee). Industrial Crops and Product , 21(3), 317-323.

Esplanada, R.A. and R.B. Armecin. (2001). Estimation of leaf area in two abaca (Musa textilis Nee) varieties by regression methods.. Annals of Tropical Research, 23(1), 21-30.