MOST PROFITABLE CROP TO GROW: An Encounter At The Trade Show

We encounter all kinds of agri people at the trade show. Just like at the Agrilink expo at the World Trade Center in Pasay City recently. Here comes a guy who thinks we know everything about farming. Without introducing himself, he immediately asked: “There are so many idle lands in […]

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 […]

How Come The Vegetables At The PSG Garden Were So Lush?

How Come The Vegetables At The PSG Garden Were So Lush?

Yes, how come those mustard, kangkong and pechay were so lush at the PSG Garden that we have featured earlier in this blog? They were harvested on Feb. 6 exactly one month after the seedlings were transplanted with Pres. Duterte as special guest but they were already harvestable on Feb. […]

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