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Cabbage Production Guide

Cabbage (Brassica aleracea L. var. capitatacruciferae) is a leafy green vegetable grown densely-leaved heads. Closely related to other Cole crops such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, it descends from B. oleracea var. oleracea, a wild field cabbage. Cabbage heads generally range from 1 to 8 pounds (0.45 to 3.6 kg), and are found in [&hellip

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Getting familiar with Yambo, an indigenous fruit delight

In a world that is truly rich and diverse in natural resources, new discoveries and breakthroughs take place anytime and anywhere. Segue to agriculture: man continues to discover various flora and fauna that can be used for food or serve other purposes. Older species are being rediscovered with their potential to feed the ever-growing consumer [&hellip

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Japanese agency adopts BAR’s Edible Landscaping program

A Japanese humanitarian agency has adopted Bureau of Agricultural Research’s (BAR) edible landscaping (EL) program that encourages home-based organic vegetable planting to help reduce imports, enhance the environment, and raise food security. The EL, a partnership between BAR and University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), has generated adopters including the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, [&hellip

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Organic Fertilizers from Farm Waste Adopted by Farmers in the Philippines

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has been promoting the production of High Value Crops (HVCs) in order for farmers to earn higher income. Instead of using inorganic fertilizers, however, vegetable and fruit growers had been taught to use indigenous microorganisms (IMO) and fermented farm products as part of a nutrient management component based on the [&hellip

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Mussaenda blooms year-round

Now, flower enthusiasts and gardeners can enjoy the spectacular display of Doña Aurora (Mussaenda philippicavar aurorae) and Doña Luz (Mussaenda erythrophylla) for they now bloom any time of the year. Scientists from the Institute of Plant Breeding of the College of Agriculture (IPB-CA) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have made this [&hellip

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Lettuce Production Guide

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is the most popular salad vegetable. Its high fiber but low nutrient value makes it an ideal vegetable for those who watch their diet. There are many types of lettuce. The most popular locally is the crisphead type which includes green and red iceberg varieties. The loose-leaf type includes grand rapid [&hellip

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Philippine government pressed to put policies to bring GM crops like Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening global hunger, malnutrition

The Philippines needs to put policies needed to bring to the poor genetically modified (GM) crops like the Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening hunger problem globally. Food production needs to be raised by 70 to 100 percent in the next 30 years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This is as [&hellip

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LGUs pressed to adopt ‘carbon credit-eligible’ charcoal briquetting as a Solid Waste Management approach

Local government units (LGUs) have been pressed by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) to adopt a solid waste management system through charcoal briquetting that can earn for them equivalent “carbon credits.”    Charcoal briquetting will also enable many LGUs to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA).  Many LGUs have not yet complied with SWMA of year 2000, [&hellip

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