Successful Engineer Who Hated Farm Work As A Kid Loves Farming Today At 51

When he was a kid, his father had always asked him to work in the farm. He remembers dropping two or three seeds of corn on the furrow, stepped on them and then covered them with soil with his bare foot. He also remembers the difficulty of planting tobacco seedlings […]

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Let’s Grow More Pomelo Of Good Quality In Luzon

While shopping in our favorite supermarket recently, we checked the prices of local fruits available. We were really surprised that pomelo with good eating quality, sweet and juicy, is more expensive than we thought. For instance, one fruit that weighed  just three grams over a kilo had a tag price […]

Let’s Grow More Durian In Luzon

Let's Grow More Durian In Luzon

Judging from personal observation in supermarkets in Metro Manila, durian prices are much too high for ordinary consumers to afford. For instance, one fruit estimated to be about four kilos, had a price tag of P800 in a supermarket along Ortigas Extension in Pasig City. There were cheaper smaller fruits […]

Ramgo Showcases Its Top Performing Varieties At Veggie Congress

Ramgo Showcases Its Top Performing Varieties At Veggie Congress

The top performing vegetable varieties of Ramgo International were showcased in a demo farm set up for the 18th Vegetable Congress that was held on October 8-10, 2019 at the Albay Farmers Bounty Village in Camalig town. More than 1,300  attendees coming from all over the Philippines witnessed the high […]

Opportunities & Problems Confronting High-Value Fruit Farmers In Mindanao

During our tour of leading farms producing high-value fruits in Davao City early last September, we were able to gather valuable insights on the opportunities and challenges confronting the industry. We particularly met producers of durian, pomelo, cacao, longkong lanzones, mangosteen and marang. DURIAN PROSPECTS – There are bright prospects […]

RAMGO’S BOILED CORN: Hotter Than Hotcake At Agrilink

RAMGO'S BOILED CORN: Hotter Than Hotcake At Agrilink

It could be said that during the first day of the recent Agrilink trade show, the boiled corn at the Ramgo booth sold hotter than the proverbial hotcake. The boiled corn consisted of Sweet Fortune sweet corn, Violeta which is a bicolor waxy corn, and Ruby Queen with an all-purple […]

Biostimulant Boosts Fruiting Of Vietnam Pomelo In Container

Biostimulant Boosts Fruiting Of Vietnam Pomelo In Container

Toto Barcelona of Harbest Agribusiness was so proud showing to Agrilink visitors the Vietnam pomelo that he sprayed with a biostimulant he imported from Spain called Naturamin. He was pleasantly surprised when the six pomelo trees grown in medium rubberized containers each bore several fruits. He said that Naturamin also […]

USEC WILLIAM MEDRANO: Chance Meeting At Agrilink

USEC WILLIAM MEDRANO: Chance Meeting At Agrilink

We had a very enlightening talk with Dr. William Medrano on October 5, 2019 at the Agrilink trade show. Medrano is the newly designated undersecretary for livestock at the Department of Agriculture. He told us he had just come from Mindanao where he distributed Itik Pinas, the improved mallard duck […]

Pretty Hoya With Lemony Scent Day & Night

Pretty Hoya With Lemony Scent Day & Night

Our good friend, the great plant breeder, Dr. Reynold “Rey Pee” Pimentel, who is engrossed in making Hoya crosses, sent us pretty pictures of an endemic species that bears flowers with lemony scent night and day. The speices was named after the family of a long time friend, the late […]

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