agriculture Archive

Use of Salt as Fertilizer for Coconut

The application of sodium chloride (NaCl) can increase nut production, copra weight per nut and copra yield per tree. Research studies on chloride nutrition and fertilization of coconuts were extensively reported in 1972 on the positive responses of young and bearing coconuts to chlorine application. This was the result of adding potassium chloride to palms [&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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GM crops like the Philippines-developed Bt eggplant to benefit biodiversity, prevent people’s exposure to health risks from chemicals

Genetically modified (GM) crops like the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant being developed in the Philippines will have far-reaching benefit on biodiversity and prevent people’s exposure to health risks from chemicals. Scary stories against GM is being spread by supposed environmentalists. But GM really has really been the answer to preserving millions of hectares of land [&hellip

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Soil less technologies: The way to the future

“The world will lead to hydroponics as the future of agriculture,” said Dr. Chito F. Sace, associate professor of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) and resource speaker in seminar series organized by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) on 15 March 2013. Dr. Sace presented the principles and benefits of hydroponics and aquaponics systems [&hellip

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Recycle Eggshells as Fertilizers

Eggshells can be used as fertilizers, cement and tile binder and paste ingredient after grinding them finely. They contain calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur which makes plants robust and vigorous. Ground eggshells can also be used as a reinforcing ingredient in pastes. Mixed with starch, the sticky substance can bind paper effectively. When used as [&hellip

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How to Grow Gabi

Gabi is one of the major rootcrops grown throughout the country. It can be grown almost anywhere, upland or lowland. Land preparation and planting: 1. Plow the field twice to loosen the soil. 2. Harrow the field in a criss-cross manner to break the soil clods. 3. Make furrows at a distance of 75 cm. [&hellip

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