CHERRY TOMATO: Cuttings Cut Costs

CHERRY TOMATO: Cuttings Cut Costs

Whenever we interview farmers for our articles, we often ask them what strategies they take to cut production costs. Thus, when we met Rolando Benosa during a field day at the Harbest Demo Farm in Rosales, Pangasinan, he related to us a practical technique of producing planting materials of cherry […]

WOOD VINEGAR: Very Important In Organic Farming

Ask Jefferson Laruan, a very successful organic farmer, and he will tell you that wood vinegar is very important in organic farming. He and his wife Elisa are the owners of the Lily Valley Organic Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet. Wood vinegar or Mokusako is the liquid that is collected […]

CAT: Conservation Agriculture With Trees Pays Off In Mindanao

CAT: Conservation Agriculture With Trees Pays Off In Mindanao

A technique that was introduced by the World Agroforestry Centre (WAC) is paying off in Mindanao. This is the technology called Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAT). Some 10,000 farmers in Mindanao have adopted the technique that is now preventing soil erosion and has become an insurance against damages from climate […]

Watering Your Veggies The Intravenous Way

Watering Your Veggies The Intravenous Way

AT the Ramgo R&D Farm in Brgy. Antipolo, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, we saw this curious way of watering two small plots of vegetables. It could be a ready conversation piece if you adopt it in your own home garden. We coined this term “watering your veggies the intravenous way.” That’s […]

FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

In farming it is very easy to commit mistakes. Neophytes, especially, can commit very costly mistakes. Just like a friend of ours from Laguna. One time he was excited telling us that he planted a lot of Red Lady papaya. He said an acquaintance of his offered to sell him […]

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