New techniques of growing high-value crops, like sweet corn, are being disseminated to the local farmers in Murcia and Bago City in Negros Occidental, thanks to the demonstration and training center in Brgy. Cansilayan, Murcia put up by the Energy Development Corporation. One of the techniques is growing sweet corn seedlings in seedling trays using the proper germinating medium. This technique is much better than planting the seed direct in the ground. Photo shows technician Arnel Caunto with seedlings germinated in seedling trays that are about ready for planting in the field.