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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JACKFRUIT: Another Fruit That Should Be Produced In Volume

JACKFRUIT: Another Fruit That Should Be Produced In Volume

Early last month (July 2016), 20 tons of frozen jackfruit pulp was imported from Vietnam by a trader from Cebu City. Much of the pulp will be made into dried jackfruit by a major fruit processor while smaller portions will be allocated to makers of langka preserves and for halo-halo […]

Thoughts On Native Chickens

Thoughts On Native Chickens

Ask anybody what chicken tinola tastes best and he will readily tell you that it is the native chicken. There are a number of native strains in the Philippines with their own distinct characteristics. All of them are well known for their special taste. The more famous ones are the […]

KALINGA BLACK PIG: Plus & Minus Points

KALINGA BLACK PIG: Plus & Minus Points

The Kalinga native pig is one of several native black pigs in the collection of the National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center in Brgy. Lagalag, Tiaong, Quezon. It has its good points and minus point, according to Dr. Rene Santiago, chief of center, NSPRDC. Its minus point? It […]

Produce Your Own Kangkong Seeds

YOU CAN produce your own upland kangkong seeds for planting. You just allow your plants to mature and bear flowers that will eventually produce seeds. The seeds you harvest will readily germinate whether you plant them direct in the plot are in a plastic seedling tray. Upland kangkong produces a […]

TIMELY REMINDER: For Poultry Raisers, Disinfect!

A champion gamefowl breeder has urged poultry and gamefowl breeders to implement tighter biosecurity measures to prevent spread of diseases due to the expected rise in temperature this summer. Joey Sy who won the coveted Invitational Derby at the Araneta Center in 2015 said that poultry raisers and gamefowl breeders […]

FRUITFLY PROTECTION: Bag Your Fruits

FRUITFLY PROTECTION: Bag Your Fruits

FRUITFLIES infest a lot of fruits making them not fit for eating. You are familiar with fruits of chico, guava, balimbing and many others that are thrown away because of the “worms” inside. Actually, those worms are the larvae of the fruitflies which deposit their eggs in the developing fruits. […]

LONGKONG: How To Produce A Bumper Crop

No doubt, we can produce Longkong, the Thai variety of lanzones, in the Philippines. We have observed in local growers’ farms as well as in our own farm that Longkong is well adapted to local conditions. A number of years back, we featured the very fruitful Longkong trees of Mrs. […]

TAIWAN ATIS: Fruit Has Big Segments

TAIWAN ATIS: Fruit Has Big Segments

More people should plant seeds of tropical fruits that they enjoy eating abroad. Just like the giant atis from Taiwan. Three years ago, we planted the seeds of a fruit that we got during a trip to Taiwan. One bore several fruits this year and we really enjoyed eating the […]

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