AgriBusiness Archive

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 [&hellip

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Aratilis: A slice of Sweet & Childhood memories

Maybe the young generation is not familiar with aratilis since it is rarely seen in the urban areas nowadays. Unlike before, it was growing like mushrooms in underdeveloped areas of the metropolis. But try to ask your elder brothers or sisters or even your parents, you will get to know not only about aratilis but [&hellip

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Cucumber Production Guide

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), is a monoecious annual vegetable belonging to the Cucurbitaceous family with creeping (trailing) vines up to 5 cm long. The leaves are triangular-ovate and 8-14 cm long; flowers are staminate and pistillate, occasionally hermaphrodite, about 2-3 cm across. The fruits are usually cylindrical, 10-30 cm long, more or less rounded in [&hellip

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NVSU to produce disease-free planting materials for citrus

Citrus is one of the fruit crops commercially grown in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, particularly concentrated in the highlands of Kasibu. Contributing to the province’s economic development, citrus production and marketing is considered to be one of the fastest growing industries in the region. However, the province is facing gradually declining productivity of citrus [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Ethrel: Ripens Bananas and Tomatoes

Fruits must be picked when immature because they will not ripen naturally. However, there are instances when this is inevitable, such as during a storm or unavoidable circumstances. Researchers were conducted at UP Los Baños have shown that immature fruits can somehow be made to ripen with the aid of a chemical, ETHREL. Procedure: Bananas [&hellip

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‘Instant’ compost from scratch

Now you can make instant compost in 4-6 weeks instead of the usual six months. The new technology uses an “activator” and acidified solution such as 0.5% ammonium sulfate. An activator is a liquid concentrate made up of cellulolytic fungi- these are organisms that decompose or break down waste materials into simpler forms. Developed by [&hellip

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From Garbage to Gold: Mango Peels as Source of Pectin

Apart from their world-renowned hospitality, Filipinos are best known for their thriftiness. A plastic container previously holding your favorite ice cream will find its way to the dumpsite only if it has been reused more than twice (i.e., as ulam container in your fridge then as a tool organizer on your home desk). Filipino pork [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Value-Added Products from Seaweeds

New products from seaweeds were developed by the Marine Bio-Organic Group of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute. Three of products are now being patented, while other seaweed-based food, fertilizer and personal-use products are now ready for commercialization. 1. Seaweed-based air freshener gel (Seamoy). This is a low-cost air freshener with a gel-like [&hellip

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