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Native Palawan fruits and other surprises at the Agri-Fair

Native Palawan fruits and other surprises at the Agri-Fair

You will be surprised at the many things you can discover if you attend agri-fairs. You meet interesting people and you also learn about what’s new about products and services in agriculture. Just like at the recent agri expo under the auspices of the Bureau of Agricultural Research, an agency of the Department of Agriculture, […]

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Agrilink 2014 just around the corner

Agrilink 2014 just around the corner

The 2014 edition of Agrilink trade show is sooner than you think. It is just about a month away. Make sure to remember the date. It will be held on October 9 to 11 at the World Trade Center at the corner of Puyat Avenue and Macapagal Blvd. in Pasay City. This time, let’s take […]

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New eggplant is resistant to disease

New eggplant is resistant to disease

Last August 10, we were invited to visit Brgy. Santiago in Gerona, Tarlac. Carlos Saplala of SeedWorks Philippines wanted us to see an entire barangay where the farmers are planting nothing but eggplant. SeedWorks is a company that distributes hybrid palay and vegetables. When we arrived in Santiago, we were really amazed at the extent […]

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Here comes the real Ashitaba

Here comes the real Ashitaba

During the horticulatural show in Quezon City earlier this year, Adela Ang displayed several beautifully grown potted plants that looked like celery with giant leaves. She priced them as much as P3,500 per pot and naturally not many dared to part with their precious cash for just one plant. Actually, Adela purposely quoted a very […]

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Daet’s special product is Pilipiña pie

Daet’s special product is Pilipiña pie

The production of Formosa Queen pineapple used to be a monopoly of a prominent family in Ormoc City. This is the variety with fruits that are smaller than other commercial cultivars but is prized for its distinct flavor and sweetness. Today, Formosa Queen has also become a major crop planted by farmers in Camarines Norte, […]

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New wellness products at the agri-fair

New wellness products at the agri-fair

New organic wellness products were showcased at the recent agri-fair staged by the Bureau of Agricultural Research at the Mega Mall in Mandaluyong City. These include five products developed by Dr. Estela C. Taño of Gro-Green Rescue Organic Association based in Tiaong, Quezon. She is actually a scientist with the Department of Agriculture but is […]

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New program to boost dairy goat production

New program to boost dairy goat production

Now the government is finally recognizing the importance of dairy goats as a means to improve the income of the farmers as well as to, with hope, reduce the dollar drain from importing dairy products. Last August 4, the National Dairy Goat Science and Technology Program was officially launched with the signing of a memorandum […]

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Island-born Oberhaslis doing great

Island-born Oberhaslis doing great

Our friend Rene Almeda of Alaminos Goat Farm has updated us on the local born Oberhasli goats in their first lactation. Oberhasli is the red-coated goat that was introduced in the Philippines about three years ago. And Almeda is one of the beneficiaries of the government’s AGRIPBeS program for the improvement of cattle and small […]

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Interesting finds at the agri fair

Interesting finds at the agri fair

Attending agri fairs can be rewarding in a number of ways. You get to meet people with similar interest as well as know new products and services of interest to you. Just like at the recent agri expo under the auspices of the Bureau of Agricultural Research, an agency of the Department of Agriculture, at […]

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Exotic fruit varieties you’d like to grow

Exotic fruit varieties you’d like to grow

We are sure that if you are a fruit lover, you will want to plant in your own farm or garden four exotic varieties we came to know lately. These include two dwarf varieties of coconut, which are currently commercially grown in Thailand. The other two are a durian with small fruits and a sweet […]

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