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Growing Chrysanthemum for Business

Chrysanthemum is one of the leading cutflowers and potted plants in the international market. Domestic market has increased both for cutflowers and potted plants. Local production cannot cope with the demand, thus the importation of this cutflower from other countries. The development of chrysanthemum industry as a major ornamental cutflower and potted plants enterprises supports [&hellip

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How to Delay the Ripening of Banana

Bananas (also other fruits and vegetables) emits gas called “ethylene.” The presence of this gas inside the enclosed bags when transported for shipment coupled with high temperature hasten the fruit’s ripening process. icon0.com at Pexels A food expert devised a new, low-cost treatment for prolonging the storage life of bananas and other fruits and vegetables [&hellip

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Optimizing the potentials of kadyos in CamSur

Pigeon pea, locally known as “kadyos” is a reliable legume known to grow amidst drought, fixate nitrogen from air to soil, keep the soil compact, and thrive with low farm inputs. As a multipurpose crop, pigeon pea is utilized for human food, animal feed, and fuel wood. Seeing the potentials of kadyos in enriching the [&hellip

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Metarhizium: the mighty fungus

Many people associate fungi or molds to various health and food problems. It is widely considered as the culprit for many animal and human diseases and infections. Scientists and biologists worldwide conducted studies focusing on its beneficial effects. In fact, fungus can effectively control insect pests in crops; one good example is the Metarhizium anisopliae. [&hellip

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Visitors’ carrying capacity manual in ecotourism sites developed to support tourism growth, manage environment

The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) has developed a manual on visitors’ carrying capacity in ecotourism sites in support of tourism growth and environmental preservation. Visitors’ carrying capacity or CARCAP of ecotourism sites is an important tool in determining the number of visitors that should be allowed to stay in an area. This tool [&hellip

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Ginger Production Guide

Ginger Production Guide for Beginner Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is popular tor its distinct sharp and hot flavor due to an oily substance called gingerol. It is known as ‘luya’ in Tagalog, ‘shoga’ (Japanese), ‘chiang’ (Chinese), ‘jingibre’ (Spanish), ‘gingembre’ (French), and ‘zanjabil’ (Arabic). It has an aerial part of about 0.8 m high, which could [&hellip

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Potential of medicinal plants in IP communities studied

Traditional medicine is being practiced as part of the culture of many indigenous groups in the Philippines. As defined by the World Health Organization, traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance [&hellip

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Celery Production Guide

Celery is a native to the Mediterranean and adjacent areas. The plant is strong smelling biennial. The thick petioles, curved in cross-section, are long and grooved on the external surface. The stems bearing the compound leaflets are attached to the apex of the long petiole at a point often called the joint. The flowers are [&hellip

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Bottle Gourd (Upo) Production Guide

Bottle gourd or calabash (Lagenaria siceraria [Molina] Standley), is commonly called upo among the Tagalogs. Other local names are Tabungaw (Ilocano) and Kandol (Ibanag). This is a herbaceous, annual climbing plant with long strong tendrils and simple leaves. Fruits are globular, bottle- or club-shaped. Its length reaches up to one meter long. When the fruit [&hellip

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Improved Lakatan and Cavendish varieties through S&T

Banana is an important fruit crop in the Philippines due to its potential both in the local and international market. The Philippines is the 3rd largest producer of banana in the world next to India and China and is the 4th largest agricultural produce of the Philippines in 2011 recorded at 9.16M metric tons (mt) [&hellip

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