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A new all-season grain dryer

Last September 30, we were invited to Subic Bay Freeport Zone for the launching of a new dryer that can dry rice, corn, and many other crop seeds all-year round, rain or shine. The dryer is unique and is claimed to offer significant advantages over what our farmers are currently using. This is the Solar […]

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Gleanings from the Agrilink trade show

The last Agrilink trade show which was held on October 9-11 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City could be considered a most successful one. The weather that prevailed was fine, no flooding, and the attendance was terrific. From the first day to the third, people from far and wide flocked to the indoor […]

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Tour to visit Rizal farms this Sunday

Attendees of a farm tour this Sunday, October 19, will visit three farm projects in Rizal, one in Antipolo, another in Teresa and the third in Angono. The farm tour is one of the regular offerings of Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI) with Pol Rubia as operations manager. The participants will have their first stop at […]

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Some pointers on growing Ashitaba

A lot of people are interested in Ashitaba, the herb with a many medicinal attributes that we wrote about in this column some weeks back.  Now that seeds and seedlings are available, the next thing enthusiasts would like to know is how to grow the plant. Here are some pointers gathered from the very persons […]

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Smallest cucumber showcased at Agrilink 2014

When you attend an agricultural trade show, you can find very interesting products and also meet some of the most interesting people. At the ongoing Agrilink trade show which ends today, October 11, 2014, we were most fascinated by what is claimed as the smallest cucumber (0.5 to 2.5 inches) in the world that is […]

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Agrilink Starts today at World Trade Center

Don’t ever miss this once-a-year big agricultural expo, the Agrilink 2014, which starts today at the World Trade Center located at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Sen. Cynthia Villar have been invited to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 9 a.m. today. Sen. Villar is […]

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Coffee is banner project in the Cordilleras

Developing the coffee industry in the Cordillera Administrative Region is a major thrust of the government because it is believed that this will help in achieving the dreamed inclusive growth in the country. The reason is simple enough. Because of small landholdings in the Cordillera, most of the coffee growers are small-scale farmers. In fact, […]

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Power Grower can double sugarcane yield

Continuing tests in commercial sugarcane farmers’ plantations reveal that application of a special formulation of plant growth accelerator can substantially increase yield, even possibly doubling cane tonnage as well as sugar yield. This is the special formulation of Power Grower Combo developed by Alfonso G. Puyat which has been used in several sugarcane plantations in […]

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Observations on growing Ashitaba

Planting Ashitaba under local conditions is quite new. Necessarily, there have to be trials not necessarily by researchers with doctorate degrees but even by ordinary but passionate plant growers. In the Philippines, two people who have first hand experience in growing this medicinal plant in commercial scale are Adela Ang and Marvin Chagyo. Adela Ang […]

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Japan’s best saluyot strain is here!

Last March, when we visited Bacolod City to attend the Panaad Festival, we met Dr. Jose Medina, a retired professor from UP Los Baños. While sipping coffee in the home of a mutual friend, he mentioned about what the Japanese claim as their best saluyot selection. Perhaps, knowing that we are an Ilocano who loves […]

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