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Farmers in big rice producing provinces to receive P1,200 per 20-kilo hybrid rice seed discount this rainy season

Farmers in big rice provinces Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan will enjoy a P300 per five-kilo (P1,200 for 20 kilos) hybrid rice seed aid this rainy season which should enable them to help boost Philippines’ 2013 rice production. Philippines’ pioneer hybrid rice seed producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is extending the aid in the form of [&hellip

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‘Worm compost’ eases El Niño effect on rice seed production

Despite the El Niño, his lowland rice crops still reached harvesting stage with more filled grains and more seeds per panicle. Bernardo Calilung, Magsasaka Siyentista of Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in Tarlac City, proved that the combined application of vermicompost and vermitea can improve soil condition and agronomic performance of selected rice [&hellip

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How to Grow Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd) For Business

Bitter gourd, which is known in the Philippines as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country. It is botanically known as Momordica charantia L. It can be grown anytime of the year for its edible shoots and fruits and offers a good supply of vitamins and minerals. The fruit contains the [&hellip

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Business Opportunities and Health Benefits from Indigenous Plants

The Philippines is distinguished as the seventh most biologically diverse country in the world. In fact, the country is internationally known to be a source of medicinal plants, functional foods, natural food dyes, tropical fruit flavors, and essential oils. Thus, the country is capable of producing value-added materials from local biodiversity and, eventually, trading of [&hellip

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Bangladesh tapping rice seed of SL Agritech for its export of fancy rice

Bangladesh sent a mission through its Ministry of Agriculture (MA) to look into tapping into rice seeds in the Philippines through its partnership with SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) in its aim to export fancy rice. The mission, led by MA Minister Matia Chowdhury, visited last May 23 SLAC’s Research Center in Brgy. Oogong, Sta. Cruz, [&hellip

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Right Way of Storing Sweet Potato

Right Way on Storing Sweet Potato Sweet potatoes or kamote can last up to 2-3 months if harvested and stored properly. Procedure: 1. When harvesting, use a container that can take only what is accommodated to avoid falling off and having bruises. It is in getting hurt that rotting of fruits begin. 2. Avoid using [&hellip

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Varnish from Almaciga Resin

Resin from Agathis philippinensis (Almaciga or Dayungon) is a good material for varnish according to researchers at the Forest Products Research and Development Institute in Los Baños. Several formulas were studied to find the best varnish from almaciga resin. The tree in soft and usually used for Christmas tree. It grows abundantly in Regions 2, [&hellip

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Panax Ginseng Production Guide

Panax Ginseng (also commonly referred to as Asian or Korean Ginseng) is considered to be an adaptogen, a therapeutic and restorative tonic generally considered to produce a balancing effect on the body, and is believed to have anti-stress and endurance-enhancing effects. Panax Ginseng plant has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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CPAR on organic vegetable results to farmer’s profit

Farming equates income, especially to a common farmer. Aside from providing food on the table, farmers cultivate the land to earn money. Sadly though, it is not always the case for our local farmers especially when it comes to organic farming. Farmers have this notion that organic farming is not as profitable compared to traditional [&hellip

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