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From tomato to cucumber, farmer-scientist makes the shift

Caaninaplahan, Talavera, Nueva Ecija- Instead of losing hope and being distressed over the destruction of his Science and Technology-based Farm (STBF) on off-season tomato, Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) Reynaldo Hilario saw a window of opportunity open. He shifted to cucumber production. Floods heavily damaged MS Hilario’s third tomato crop production cycle last year. Coming from a two-week […]

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Myanmar hybrid rice field trial yielded a promising 1.5 ton per hectare of seed on 100 hectares in Dagon Township, Yangon

A hybrid rice field trial in Myanmar has yielded 150 metric tons (MT) of seed per hectare on 100 hectares in Yangon’s Dagon Township, proving Myanmar can be a viable production site for Philippines’ rice export. Filipino hybrid rice firm SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) successfully led last planting season a pioneering trial of hybrid rice […]

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Region 3 rice sector ASEAN integration-ready due to strong government-private hybrid rice collaboration

The rice sector of Region 3 is prepared for the ASEAN integration in light of a high 5.25 metric tons (MT) average yield owing to a strong government-private sector collaboration on hybrid rice. While it is not being so recognized by the national government, Region 3 accounts for more than 70 percent of total rice […]

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Katmon’s phytochemical constituents and biological activities studied

INDANG, CAVITE—A group of researchers from the Cavite State University (CvSU) has looked into katmon’s phytochemical constituents and  biological activities in a study. Phytochemicals, also known as phytonutrients, are chemical compounds found in plants and are beneficial to human health. In particular, the study aimed to isolate the bioactive component or secondary metabolite from the […]

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Sweet Corn Production Guide

Sweet corn, table corn, or sugar corn, is one of the sweetest, most important staple crop next to rice. Scientifically, sweet corn is called Zea mays rugosa, a cultivar of field corn (Zea mays L.). Production of special types of corn such as popcorn, waxy (or glutinous) corn, high lysine/tryptophan corn, and sweet corn was […]

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Growing Breadfruit

Growing the fruit of life Breadfruit is not a popular tree but history owes something from it. The tree is first known in Jamaica in 1793, when it saved many people from starvation due to five hurricanes and severe drought that almost ruined that country. Planters of the West Indies heard of this “wonderful” tree […]

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Lettuce Production Guide

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is the most popular salad vegetable. Its high fiber but low nutrient value makes it an ideal vegetable for those who watch their diet. There are many types of lettuce. The most popular locally is the crisphead type which includes green and red iceberg varieties. The loose-leaf type includes grand rapid […]

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Organic Fertilizers from Farm Waste Adopted by Farmers in the Philippines

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has been promoting the production of High Value Crops (HVCs) in order for farmers to earn higher income. Instead of using inorganic fertilizers, however, vegetable and fruit growers had been taught to use indigenous microorganisms (IMO) and fermented farm products as part of a nutrient management component based on the […]

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Batanes’ Arius wine is cited as a promising product

A new product, Arius fruit wine, developed by the Batanes State College (BaSCO), received a special citation for being one of the promising products exhibited during the 9th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition (NTF) organized by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR). “Ano yung Arius?” was the usual question asked by the […]

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Sweet Pepper Production

One of the many ingredients for recipes during Christmas season is the Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), also known as ‘sweet pepper’, ‘kampana’ or ‘lara’ is grown for its fruits, which usually comes in various colors such as red, green, yellow, brown, and orange. Production 1. requires cool weather for best fruit quality 2. in […]

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Culturing Tikod Amo through bottom polyculture

“Tikod Amo” is the local name of an endemic oyster species known to the people living in the Barobo Coastal waters in Lianga Bay, Surigao del Sur. This unique oyster got its name because its adductor muscle resembles that of a monkey’s heel. According to Gemma A. Asufre, researcher from the Surigao del Sur State […]

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Peanut Production Guide

Peanuts can be grown and made to bear fruit the whole year. A planter can harvest two times or more a year if this cultivation is good and the soil is fertile. Because there is always a big demand for peanuts, the planter is sure to earn. Among legumes, peanut is highest in minerals and […]

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