Vegetable Soybean Is New Potential Export For Japanese Market

Vegetable Soybean Is New Potential Export For Japanese Market

The Japanese are not only fond of eating okra. They also love to eat the vegetable soybean which they call Edamame. We are of course happy to learn that JelFarm which is the biggest exporter of okra to Japan based in Tarlac will start producing Edamame next year for export […]

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HYBRID VIGOR: The Name Of The Game In Goat Dairying

HYBRID VIGOR: The Name Of The Game In Goat Dairying

We remember the late Valeriano “Rene” Almeda (who passed away only recently) for his practical strategies in making dairy goat farming  profitable under the tropical conditions in the Philippines. The Alaminos Goat Farm in Laguna that he founded in 2005 together with his two sons, Art and Toti, is considered […]

MORE PEOPLE GETTING INTERESTED IN HYDROPONICS

MORE PEOPLE GETTING INTERESTED IN HYDROPONICS

An increasing number of people are getting interested in going into hydroponics whether as a hobby to grow veggies for the home, or for growing salad greens for commercial purposes. Eugene T. Gabriel and his wife Annie came all the way from Santiago City in Isabela to attend the SNAP […]

Rene Almeda And His Indigofera Advocacy

To most Filipinos, the name of Rene Almeda may not ring a bell. But if one  is engaged in raising goats, especially dairy goats, the name must be familiar. The fellow put up in 2005 what is now considered the most successful dairy goat farm in the country, the Alaminos […]

GETTING TO KNOW THE MICRONUTRIENTS NEEDED BY PLANTS

Plants need micronutrients in very small amounts but they are important nevertheless in the plants’ proper growth, flowering and fruiting. Let’s get to know them. CALCIUM (Ca) – It is required by plants for continuous cell division and formation. It increases fruit setting; controls water intake/usage of cell colloids. If […]

RED JACKFRUIT TURNS OUT TO BE DARK ORANGE

RED JACKFRUIT TURNS OUT TO BE DARK ORANGE

On May 3, 2019 we harvested the first fruit of a four-year-old jackfruit tree that was grown from a seed of a Red Jackfruit that was originally introduced from Thailand by the late Dr. Benito S. Vergara, national scientist. Our  original tree only bore fruit once because it was damaged […]

ALAMINOS GOAT TIES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: Gives Birth To Sextuplets!

ALAMINOS GOAT TIES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: Gives Birth To Sextuplets!

On December 31, 2018, a purebred Saanen goat sired by a Nubian buck at the Alaminos Goat Farm in Alaminos, Laguna, gave birth to six  kids, tying the Guinness World Record of a goat giving birth to sextuplets.  Moreover, from November 2018 to February 2019, AGF had recorded 32 sets […]

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