GRAFTED MANGOSTEEN: Is It Better Than Non-grafted?

GRAFTED MANGOSTEEN: Is It Better Than Non-grafted?

A lady who loves to eat mangosteen had asked during a previous agri forum that she intended to plant mangosteen in her spacious backyard. She asked: Which is better, to plant a grafted seedling or a non-grafted one? Well, there are pros and cons. Some hobbyists go for the grafted […]

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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 […]

Here’s A Biopesticide That’s Both A Fertilizer And Pesticide; Something You Can Make!

Here's A Biopesticide That's Both A Fertilizer And Pesticide; Something You Can Make!

How would you like to make your own pesticide that is at the same time a fertilizer? You can do that simply by adding fermented garlic and hot pepper to the bio-organic liquid fertilizer developed by Dr. Ronaldo Sumaoang, a microbiologist who is an expert in the fermentation technology having […]

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