AgriBusiness Archive

How to Grow Ubi (Yam)

Ubi (Dioscorea alata L.) or yam is a vine which produces both aerial tubers called bulbils and underground tubers or roots. The bulbils weighing a few grams and to over a kilogram come out from the leaf axils three (3) months after planting. The underground tubers weighing one to six kilograms can be harvested six [&hellip

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Health and wellness benefits from seaweeds explored

According to statistics, people who live in Japan are healthier and actually live longer than the people in the United States. Seaweed is a staple food of the island country of Japan. This is the key factor in their health and their longevity. Seaweed contains higher contents of fiber than vegetables, more protein than meat, [&hellip

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Bait traps to control mango fruitfly

Fruitfly infestation has caused great decline in the overall production of mangoes and has lessened the chance of Philippine fruits to penetrate the international market. For sometime, this infestation caused Philippine fruits to be banned in major importing countries. The oriental fruitfly (Bactosera philippinesis) is a major concern in the Philippines, particularly in mango production. [&hellip

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Coconut mass propagation attained through somatic embryogenesis

Coconut is considered as the Philippines’ top agricultural export, with US$1.49 billion revenues generated in 2011. It is planted in 68 provinces in the country, covering 3.56 million hectares. The coconut industry is the source of income of 3.5 million farmers, providing important economic support to the rural communities. However, low productivity (46 nuts/palm/year) from [&hellip

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How to Slow the Ripening of Tomatoes

The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (as well as by the United States Supreme Court, see Nix v. Hedden), which has caused some confusion. The fruit [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Combating our growing Food Needs

How often do you think about the global population? There are more than 7 billion people living on our planet, and that number will continue to climb. The earth could hold more than 8 to 11 billion people in less than 30 years, by 2050. If you’re a farmer or interested in farming, you’re probably [&hellip

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Corn silage production as an enterprise

Enterprising farmers can look at corn silage production as an alternative source of livelihood. Corn silage is a fermented, high-moisture, stored fodder, which can be fed to large and small ruminants. Silage is fermented and stored in a process called ensiling and is usually made from forage grasses, including maize, sorghum, or other cereals. It [&hellip

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