Onion Farmers Make Own Organic Fungicide, Cut Production Cost To As Low As P8 Per Kilo

Did you know that onion farmers can make their own organic concoction to fight fungal diseases like anthracnose, bulb rot and leaf spots? That’s what members of the Kalasag Farmer Producers Cooperative have been doing the past several years and that’s  one of the reasons why they have cut down […]

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RAIN SHELTER PRODUCES OFF-SEASON MANGOSTEEN

RAIN SHELTER PRODUCES OFF-SEASON MANGOSTEEN

Agapito Regulacion, Center Chief of Davao Agricultural Research Central Experiment Station (DARCES) strikes a happy face as he proudly presents the fruits of their Off-Season Mangosteen production. | Photo by Arjay Delino A NEW technique developed by government researchers in Davao City can make mangosteen trees bear fruit during the […]

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 […]

GETTING TO KNOW THE TRADITIONAL NPK FERTILIZERS

GETTING TO KNOW THE TRADITIONAL NPK FERTILIZERS

The three most important elements of fertilizer are NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium). NPK is also referred to as Primary or Macro Nutrients. Plants require NPK in great quantity and it forms part of the plant tissue. In the market, one common formulation is 14-14-14 also referred to as Complete […]

Red Dragon Onion Yields P113 Worth Of Bulbs Per Sq.M. In Sariaya

Red Dragon Onion Yields P113 Worth Of Bulbs Per Sq.M. In Sariaya

Farmers in Sariaya, Quezon plant a lot of vegetables like radish, ampalaya, tomato, cabbage, eggplant and more. But not onion. So in December 2018, Ramgo Seeds  convinced Angelito Mendoza, 50, of Brgy. Mangalang to plant the seed company’s No.1 onion variety, the Red Dragon. Mendoza set aside 300 square meters […]

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