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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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P1.5 million budget being released for Apayao indigenous fruit lubeg (Philippine cherry) for its well-liked wine and vinegar

A value addition budget of P1.5 million is being released by the

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A taste of the exotic marang

Mindanao is famous for the precious fruit, durian, known for the paradoxical appeal of its luscious taste and texture underneath an utterly undesirable scent. Many Filipinos swear to the unique culinary experience that durian can give while others are simply repulsed by its overpowering smell. For those who dislike the taste and smell of durian, [&hellip

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Adlai: Champion crop of the Subanen Tribe

As most of us have neither seen nor heard of a crop called adlai, the Subanen tribe has known it all their lives. Adlai (Coix lacryma-jobi L.) is their staple crop. Adlai grains are pounded, threshed, and winnowed, cooked and served it steam just like rice. The grains are also fermented and served as pangasi [&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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Ilocos garlic growers to market garlic to Jollibee, Splash Foods at 13.5 tons per month

Ilocos garlic growers are optimistic of the prospects of the garlic industry as they are about to market peeled and powdered garlic to Jollibee and Splash Foods Corp at 13.5 metric tons (MT) per month. The Sinait Garlic Center of the North Producers Cooperative (SGC-NPC) in Ilocos Sur is set to start its sale of [&hellip

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Paratungon: An underutilized fruit with great economic potential

People tend to put premium on good looks. However, some of the most hard-featured looking fruits happened to be the most appetizing, if not the tastiest. For fruits, those that look good on the outside are usually given the first bite while those that are not are often overlooked. What’s more an ugly-looking, even utterly [&hellip

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Japanese entity adopted BAR’s Edible Landscaping program that encourages households to plant organic vegetable, raise food security

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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Tilapia Tocino (Value-added Products from Tilapia)

Tilapia tocino is just one of the four products from tilapia developed by DA-BFAR 2 in a project, “Value-added products from Tilapia”, which aimed to increase the economic returns from its production. To augment their profit, tilapia producers may take part in the processing of tilapia into tilapia tocino which can be sold at a [&hellip

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Government eyes anti-cancer flavonoids and tannins content in a P1.65 million indigenous fruit Arius juice and wine project

A government-run institution is eyeing anti-cancer flavonoids and tannin content in a P1.654 million project on indigenous Batanes fruit “Arius” whose juice and wine are now at pre-commercial distribution stage. Batanes State College (BSC) has already come up with different products from arius—jam, pastillas, tart, wine, juice, and tea. “But we’re now looking at the [&hellip

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