2. National Trial On the Growth And Yield of Oil Palm(Elaeisguineensis) In Northern And Southern Luzon, and In Drier Areas of North Cotabato is a four-year research project funded by DA-BAR with ISU and University of Southern Mindanao as implementors. The following have been accomplished so far:

Planted 100 oil palm seedlings for the entire area.
At one month, weeding and cultivation were done to make sure that the experimental plants will be free from nutrient competition.
Drip irrigation system was also installed.