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Invest in Sinta Papaya Production

Why invest in ‘Sinta’ papaya production? All over the world, fruits are being recognized as a healthful part of the diet. This trend makes papaya more popular than ever. Consumers value the substantial amount of beta-carotene, Vitamin A, calcium, dietary fiber, and other minerals in fresh papaya fruits

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State run rubber company to fertilize 500-hectare Zamboanga rubber farm, to raise production by 40 to 60 percent

State-run ZNAC Rubber Estate Corp (ZREC) is fertilizing a 500-hectare rubber plantation in Zamboanga which may raise productivity by 40 to 60 percent and perhaps boost revenue that stood at 12.88 million in 2012. For the first time in 15 years, ZREC is restoring fertilization in its sole rubber plantation in Tampilisan, Zamboanga as government […]

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Getting familiar with Yambo, an indigenous fruit delight

In a world that is truly rich and diverse in natural resources, new discoveries and breakthroughs take place anytime and anywhere. Segue to agriculture: man continues to discover various flora and fauna that can be used for food or serve other purposes. Older species are being rediscovered with their potential to feed the ever-growing consumer […]

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Anthurium Production Guide

Anthurium (Anthurium andreanum Lind.) belongs to the family Araceae. There are two types of anthurium under cultivation: the foliage and the flowering types. The foliage is grown for their velvety leaves while the flowering type is for their showy flowers, which consists of spadix and spathe. The true flowers are borne on a spike called […]

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Coconut Production Guide

The coconut industry in the Philippines plays a key role in shaping national development. It is among the top ten export produce of the country as exhibited by the good export performance of both traditional and non-traditional coconut products. About one third of the country’s arable agricultural land or 3.26 million hectares is planted to […]

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Makapuno industry: A goldmine overlooked

Here’s the good news for coconut growers: the domestic market needs 4 million kg of the highly-priced makapuno meat annually. The sad fact is, less than 3% of that demand is being met. This reality is a gaping hole in a scenario where economic opportunity is elusive. What are we doing to address this problem? […]

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Dragon fruit can now be produced off-season

Dragon fruit can now be available all year-round through an off-season production technology. This is a result of the study conducted by a research team led by Leonardo T. Pascua, Dragon Fruit Research, Development and Extension Project Leader and Regional Techno-Transfer Coordinator of the Ilocos Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILARRDEC) based at […]

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Wag that fish-tail fern

The name wouldn’t probably catch one’s attention but the plant really attracts. The fish-tail fern (Microsorium punctatum L.)is a natural mutant of the species commonly called the “climbing bird’s nest fern” and is common to countries like Africa, Asia and Polynesia. The fern was given the name because the leaves or fronds are crested or […]

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Rice straw maintains soil fertility

By adding rice straw to the soil before planting the next crop, you can return nutrients to the soil, make the soil fertile and in the long run, cut down on fertilizers and improve the yield of your rice farm. It is estimated that five years of adding rice straw to the soil, 25 pounds […]

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LGUs pressed to adopt ‘carbon credit-eligible’ charcoal briquetting as a Solid Waste Management approach

Local government units (LGUs) have been pressed by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) to adopt a solid waste management system through charcoal briquetting that can earn for them equivalent “carbon credits.”    Charcoal briquetting will also enable many LGUs to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA).  Many LGUs have not yet complied with SWMA of year 2000, […]

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Philippines may enter into bilateral rice agreement with Bangladesh, sustains hybrid rice seed aid to Bangladesh

The Philippines may enter into a potential bilateral agreement with Bangladesh on rice trade even as the country now helps Bangladesh grow hybrid rice to aid in its food security. The Department of Agriculture (DA) has held a meeting with a mission from Bangladesh led by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Agriculture Minister Md Eunusur Rahman and […]

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The Wonders of Pili Oil

With Pili as its Tree of Hope, Bicol region also takes pride of its PILI OIL, known for its distinct characteristics and various applications. Indeed, pili oil production is an emerging technology that could uplift not only the agriculture sector of the region but also as a source of livelihood. Pili pulp oil is clear […]

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