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Farm crops people don’t care to steal

One time, an exasperated lady owner of a lanzones plantation contacted us. She was asking what crops should she grow that people will not steal. She is so frustrated because thieves harvest her lanzones ahead of her. And that is why lanzones being sold in the market are usually sour because they are harvested before […]

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Halal banana plantation in massacre area

Did you know that 1,500 hectares in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao where 59 persons, most of them media people, were massacred on November 23, 2019 is now being converted into a halal banana plantation? The objective, says Ustadz Abdul Wahid Sumaoang, is to transform the place into a zone of peace and prosperity. Sumaoang, a […]

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A lady architect who went into farming

She finished an architecture course but she is better known for her agricultural pursuits. We are talking about Rolita “Baby” V. Spowart, a long-time friend who is currently into orchids and ornamental plants, Milky mushroom, and commercial rice farming. Last Nov. 2, she called us up from her rice farm in Cabatuan, Isabela. She was […]

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Ampalaya as nutraceutical raw material

Ampalaya nutraceuticals in the form of capsule and tea are fast becoming bestsellers in the local as well as foreign markets. And the prospects are bright for their continued popularity not just as food supplement. They are also perceived to have medicinal attributes not only for diabetes but also for other ailments. Unfortunately, the raw […]

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AANI Harvest Festival very educational

The recent AANI Harvest Festival at the Quezon Memorial Circle was very educational, especially for urban farming and gardening enthusiasts. Of course, there were also attendees from the provinces who must have been looking for new ideas, or plants and animals that they can grow in their farms. One of the provincial visitors was Among […]

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A new bio-organic foliar fertilizer from fish scraps

As is often said, in every problem there is an opportunity. And that is perfectly true in the case of a big company in Cebu that processes fish fillet for export to Japan. The company which has been processing five tons of fish every day  had a big problem disposing of the innards, gills, and […]

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Ashitaba talk today at harvest fest

A lecture on the many benefits of the real Ashitaba will be discussed in a lecture this afternoon, starting at 2 p.m. at the AANI Harvest Festival at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. The harvest festival will run through Monday, November 17. The AANI Harvest Festival is held once a year as a […]

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Old citrus makes good lemonade

There’s an old citrus variety that we have always wanted to multiply for these modern times. We mean a citrus we have always called “Lucban” in our hometown but which is not the “Lucban” which is the local name for pomelo in many other parts of the country. To avoid confusion, we might as well […]

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Gardeners and ancient arts

Ancient plant arts, and other related arts, are as relevant today to modern gardeners, if you ask our long-time friend, plant arts guru Serapion S. Metilla. In fact, he says that the ancient art of bonsai and the related art of Suiseki (the art of collecting and appreciating rare natural stones), remain as a potential […]

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There are more superhot chillis than you think

After attending the chilli festival staged recently by the Chilli Heads Philippines in Quezon City, we are coming to realize that chillis are more important to a lot of people than we had earlier thought. And there are more superhot chillis than what you and I have probably thought. Talking to some of chilli aficionados, […]

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