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Solsona leads in vermiculture in Ilocos Norte

Solsona is a third class town in Ilocos Norte with a population of about 23,000 many of them farmers who grow rice, corn and vegetables. Most of them are smallholders so they don’t really earn much from their farms. But many of them are better off now, thanks to the earthworms they are culturing to […]

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Tour to visit dairy goat farm and two others

The AANI Farm Tour on Sunday, May 31, could be a most educational one, especially for those who are interested in dairy goat farming and in organic agriculture. The tour will visit the successful dairy goat operation at the Alaminos Goat Farm in Alaminos, Laguna operated by Rene Almeda and his sons Toti and Art. […]

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Fresh pickings

The birth of a new fertilizer is welcome news to organic farming advocates. A product of nanotechnology by an American firm, it is a plant growth booster derived from natural plant extracts. According to Anthony Cortes, president of Corvill Agricom, which distributes the new fertilizer, Supravim is very different from the usual formulation of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) that is available in the market. Being a […]

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Agrilink focus is regional development

The 2015 edition of Agrilink trade show will focus on regional agribusiness development as a strategy for inclusive growth in the country. The event will be held on October 15 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. According to Antonio V. Roces, president of the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD), […]

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Educational trips becoming the new norm

Agricultural inputs suppliers are coming up with various gimmicks to gain the continued patronage of their customers. For one, Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) recently came up with what it calls “BiyahEdukasyon.” The company invited a total of 90 mango growers to participate in an educational holiday to Iloilo City, Guimaras and Boracay. The participants came […]

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Gardens in the city

A number of interesting techniques of growing vegetables and herbs were showcased at the recent Urban Agriculture trade show staged by Agriculture Magazine at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. PLANTS IN A CABINET A company called Grassroots, for instance, demonstrated how you could grow your own lettuce and other plants you would need in your kitchen […]

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Vertical garden wins top prize in Las Piñas City

If you want to see a beautiful vertical garden that is both decorative and economic, better visit the Golden Acres National High School in Brgy. Talon Uno in Las Piñas City. There, you will also meet the  friendly school principal – Carlos Alexander Rigon – who is a passionate urban gardening advocate. He is the […]

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Feed firm supports government’s food safety and security thrust

A leading animal nutrition and healthcare company recently expressed full support to the government’s thrust of ensuring food safety and security, vowing to mobilize all available resources to educate and reach as many hog raisers and feed dealers as possible through a nationwide information drive about the importance of food safety through the use of […]

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Mango festival opens tomorrow in Quezon City

Make sure to visit the mango festival which will start tomorrow, May 15, and will run through Sunday at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. This is a yearly event staged by the mango industry association headed by Tony S. Rola. Of course, there will be lots of ripe mangoes for sale to the […]

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Small bird, big business

If you are looking for a project that does not require a big capital, yet has its own profit potentials, take a good look at quails. Quail raising offers a number of advantages, whether you are a small or a big operator. For one, it requires less capital. Quail chicks are much cheaper than broiler chicks. Day-old quail chicks […]

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