Why You Should Eat IPB VAR 6 White Corn, For Good Health

Why You Should Eat IPB VAR 6 White Corn, For Good Health

There are very good reasons why more Filipinos should eat white corn, especiallyIPB Var6, an open-pollinated corn (which is being promoted by the experts of the Institute of Plant Breeding at Los Baños like Dr. Artemio M. Salazar. IPB VAR 6 is a white flint corn, one of those they call […]

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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 […]

FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

In farming it is very easy to commit mistakes. Neophytes, especially, can commit very costly mistakes. Just like a friend of ours from Laguna. One time he was excited telling us that he planted a lot of Red Lady papaya. He said an acquaintance of his offered to sell him […]

JEFF LIM: Goat And Sheep Farmer, A Brief Update

Many years back, we featured Jeff Lim of Gerona, Tarlac when he was just starting his goat project. We just talked to him (Dec. 14, 2016) and here is a brief update on his project. When we first interviewed him, the family was in the noodle business. Now the noodle […]

You Don’t Have To Borrow From The Bank

You Don't Have To Borrow From The Bank

One time at the recent Agri-Kapihan, a lady retiree asked how she could borrow from the Land Bank. She said she has been quite successful in growing vegetables in containers in her hometown in Bicol. She has put into practice some of the practical ideas she had learned from attending […]

How To Be More Competitive In The Asean Market

How To Be More Competitive In The Asean Market

The Philippines is way behind in a number of ways compared to other member countries of ASEAN when it comes to agriculture. The facts and figures that tell us why were presented by Dr. William Dar during a roundtable discussion on the future of Philippine agriculture beyond six years.The event […]

DAIRYING TIPS: From A Successful Thai Dairy Farmer

SURAPONG PEANPRASOP is a successful dairy farmer in Tamung, Kanjanaburi, Thailand. Here are practical tips we got in an interview with him sometime back.During peak lactation one can give him 28 to 34 liters of milk per day. He observes that during the first month after calving, the cow usually […]

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