AgriBusiness Archive

Root Trainer Technology to Promote Better Rubber Plant Growth

Good root development is important in the growth of rubber seedlings. To accomplish this, the University of Southern Mindanao (USM), together with various regional agricultural field offices in Mindanao, developed the root trainer technology that will facilitate better growth for rubber plants. Root trainers are specifically designed plastic containers, which has vertical ridges inside to [&hellip

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A commodity feature cultivating the aromatic garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) has long been used as a culinary spice and medicinal herb. It is believed to have originated in Central Asia for over 5,000 years ago. Its fine aroma and distinct taste make garlic an export winner crop. There are about 300 varieties of garlic all over the world. Garlic is classified based [&hellip

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Intercropping Coconuts with Ginger

Ginger can be grown in sandy loam, clay loam, and lateritic soils, provided that the soil is at least 30 cm. deep and there is enough rainfall and good drainage in the area. Guide on Intercropping Coconuts with Ginger Preparing the seedpieces: 1. Select fresh and healthy seedpieces weighing at least 20 grams each and [&hellip

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58 “lighthouse” schools put up by International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, proves gardening eliminates malnutrition in Region 4A public schoolchildren

Fifty-eight “lighthouse” schools have been put up in Region 4A by the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) which teaches K-12 pupils gardening as a reliable solution to malnutrition that can be prevalent among schoolchildren. The IIRR has proven that the lighthouse schools in its Gardening and Nutrition Education with School-based Supplementary Feeding (GARNESUPP) is [&hellip

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Cordillera’s heirloom rice: A bright spot in the export market

Mina-angan, hungduan, ulikan, jekot, diket, and tinawon—they can be mistaken as names of people but they’re not. They are actually varieties of heirloom rice from the Cordillera region which are now making a niche in the export market and are heading their way in the United States through the efforts of the Department of Agriculture [&hellip

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Developing High-Yielding Pole Sitao Cultivars for Organic Production

Pole sitao is also known as long-podded cowpea, asparagus bean, snake bean, or Chinese long bean. In other dialects it is known as dau gokin Cantonese, thua fak yao in Thai and kacang panjang in Indonesian and Malay, sitawin Tagalog, utong in Ilokano, latoy in Ilonggo, bora in the West Indies, and vali or eeril [&hellip

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How to Delay the Ripening of Fruits

How to Delay the Ripening of Fruits According to researchers at the UP Los Baños, the ripening of fruits can be delayed from one to two weeks under the following conditions. 1. Don’t pick the fruits very soon. Trees have a natural way of retarding the ripening of fruits. 2. Take care not to bruise [&hellip

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Quality Protein Maize (QPM): A high-protein corn for swine and poultry

Yellow corn plays a vital role in animal nutrition. It is one of the most important feed grains in feed milling and accounts for 50-60% of the total mixed feed ration. About 90 percent of yellow corn produced is used as feed for swine and poultry. It is a primary source of energy supplement and [&hellip

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Top 100 Most Profitable Agribusiness Ideas

The most profitable agribusiness ideas in which you can invest including but not limited to crop cultivation, production and processing, aquaculture,  animal health and feeds, agro-bio products, biotechnical service, energy-saving and ecological agro-production system. Agribusiness is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. There are many ways on how you can make money [&hellip

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Soil less gardening made possible with vermiculite

Soil less agriculture is now possible with hydroponics. Using only a mineral nutrient solution, water can now be a medium to grow crops. As the concept of “grow-your-own-food” has become viable in this time and age, the technology is appropriate particularly in an urban setting wherein the lack of space and soil is a problem. [&hellip

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