NEW ROOTSTOCK: It More Than Doubles Ampalaya Yield

NEW ROOTSTOCK: It More Than Doubles Ampalaya Yield

The new rootstock developed by East-West Seed is the secret why their grafted ampalaya can sustain as many as 37 harvests instead of the usual 15 to 18 harvests from the ungrafted plants. Yes, farmers growing grafted ampalaya can harvest from their grafted plants for as long as five months […]



Thousands of smallhold farmers are growing onions and other crops for the giant fast food chain Jollibee, it was learned from Leonardo Cortez of the Jollibee Group Foundation. We met Leo at the Go Negosyo headquarters during the Taiwan-Philippine Agribusiness Forum on April 22, 2019. The farmers who are called […]

TOM BROWNIE: Small Is Beautiful & Profitable

You can beat the competition if you produce really gorgeous ornamentals like this variegated foliage anthurium grown by Yuyung LaO.

We learn a lot from people we meet. Each one has his success story to tell. Just like Tom Brownie who visited our plant nursery in the early ‘90s. He runs his small nursery of two acres (less than a hectare) in Orange County in California. He visited the Philippines […]

IMPRESS YOUR VISITORS: Serve Them Blue And Orange Rice

If you are in the mood to serve your visitor something different for lunch or dinner, serve them blue rice. Or orange rice if you desire. You can easily do that without depending on chemical coloring. Here’s what Noel and Gail Bangeles did to impress us when we visited their […]

VERY PROFITABLE: Brown Eggs At P12.50 Apiece

VERY PROFITABLE: Brown Eggs At P12.50 Apiece

Eddie Cañuto is an engineer-turned-leisure farm operator who knows how to spot a project that pays well. He is the founder of Ephrathah Farms in Badiangan, Iloilo which boasts of various money-making projects. One of them is over a thousand layers of the black Rhode Island chicken that produces brown […]

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