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The Fisheries Of Tonle Sap, Cambodia

THE TONLE SAP (“Great Lake”) is the biggest and most productive lake in Southeast Asia located in Cambodia. The lake has an area of 250,000 hectares, depth of 1-10 meters and surface elevation of 0.5 meter. It is connected to the Mekong River through the 120-kilometer long Tonle Sap River. In the dry season, the lake serves as a reservoir of the Mekong River (traversing Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam) with the backflow of the Tonle Sap River; during the wet season, however, it regulates the floodwater downstream.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Grapes Also Grow Well In Nueva ECIJA

CULTIVATION OF GRAPES has been steadily increasing in the country during past several years.

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Agriculture
August 2018

He Prefers Crops Other Than Tomato

AFTER LOSING on his tomato crops for two consecutive years, Victor Arvisu, 45, of Liliw, Laguna decided not to plant tomatoes again. Instead, he is now focusing on crops that can be harvested within a short time and are less expensive to grow. Moreover, they have less volatile prices.

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Agriculture
August 2018

He Introduced Poultry Wire Cages In The Philippines (Memoirs Of An Agri Journalist)

NOT MANY PEOPLE may realize it, but wire cages for chicken layers are a very important contribution to the improvement of commercial poultry production in the Philippines. And the fellow responsible for that is a Caviteño by the name of Jose P. Abellar. He is a familiar face during the annual Agrilink trade show in October where he showcases his poultry equipment.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Farm Tourism: The Future?

NEWLY APPOINTED Tourism Secretary Berna RomuloPuyat has advocated farm tourism as a flagship strategy. It is a sound direction.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Enhancing The Country's Fruit Industry

THE FRUIT INDUSTRY in the Philippines contributes to the economy of the country in a large way, owing to its rich assortment of tropical fruits wherein more than 20 different species are cultivated in the different regions.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Dumaguete Long Purple: A Waterlogging-tolerant Eggplant

EGGPLANT is a popular vegetable that is cultivated for its immature fruits, which may be fried, pickled, processed, roasted, or stuffed. Young fruits are also eaten raw.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Don Enrique Zobel's Most Profitable Farm Project (Memoirs Of An Agri Journalist)

IN 1994, we interviewed Don Enrique Zobel in his home in Ayala Alabang. He was then wheelchair-bound most of the time since falling from his horse during a polo game in Spain in 1991.

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Agriculture
August 2018

A Most Successful Resettlement Project (Memoirs Of An Agri Journalist)

WE KEEP REMEMBERING a very successful land reform resettlement project that we visited in 2013 in Thailand. This was the Nong-Wah Agricultural Village in the province of Chachoengsao, some two hours drive from Bangkok towards the northeast.

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Agriculture
August 2018

3 Big Companies Merged To Form Agriscience Firm

THREE AGRICULTURAL DIVISIONS of two multinational companies have been combined to form a standalone agricultural company known as Corteva Agriscience. The new company is envisioned to maintain leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture.

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Agriculture
August 2018

Saving The Last Cyprinid In Lake Lanao

HOW WE LOST MOST OF THE ENDEMIC FISHES IN LAKE LANAO AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO SAVE THE REMAINING ONE

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Agriculture
July 2018

Golden Rice Meets Food Safety Standards In Three Global Leading Regulatory Agencies

LOS BAÑOS, PHILIPPINES – GR2E Golden Rice, a provitamin-A biofortified rice variety, completed its third positive food safety evaluation, this time with the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). In an official response received by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 24 May (EST), the US FDA concurred with IRRI’s assessment regarding the safety and nutrition of Golden Rice.

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Agriculture
July 2018

Honeydew Melon

MOST OF US know that honeydew is round to slightly oval shaped with either bright yellow or light green rind color. It is a popular crop grown in areas of Region 1, 2, 3, and some areas of Region 4-A and they are being supplied to different public markets in the provinces and major markets of Manila.

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Agriculture
July 2018

Advocate Of Pesticide-Free Agriculture

IT IS ALWAYS educational and rewarding to talk to people who have hands-on experience in good agricultural practices. Just like Michael Batayola of Bantayan Island in Cebu, who has been growing food crops that don’t have to be sprayed with chemical pesticides.

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Agriculture
July 2018

Small Farmer Increases Yield By 300%

WITH SHEER DETERMINATION to augment his income for his family and a knack for adapting available technologies, a small farmer in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija was able to increase his harvest by about 300 percent.

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Agriculture
July 2018

One Ton Of Melons Worth ₱161,000 From Just 60 Sq.m.

…and other stories from SIMAASEAN Agribusiness Trade Show in Bangkok

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Agriculture
July 2018

Scientists Unlock Largest Map Of Any Crop To Fast-Track Rice Breeding

THE GENETIC VARIATIONS of cultivated Asian rice have been mapped.

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Agriculture
June 2018

Proper Inputs Can Enhance Banana Production

BANANA remains one of the most popular fruits because it is available fresh all year-round and is much cheaper compared to other tropical fruits.

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Agriculture
June 2018

Nueva Ecija Farmers Grow 1,200 Tons Of Cucumber For Unilever

MORE THAN 300 smallholder farmers in Nueva Ecija are reaping the benefits of a new project of a multinational company to source its requirements of some 1,200 tons of immature cucumber fruits for its food dressings business.

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Agriculture
June 2018

Leading Global Manufacturers, Governments And Associations Promote Smart Growing Technologies At Horti Asia And Agritechnica Asia

BANGKOK will welcome farmers and growers from throughout Asia in August when it hosts the Horti ASIA and AGRITECHNICA ASIA trade fairs. Attendance is expected to be driven by the region’s increasing demand for agricultural and horticultural technology, which has registered significant market growth in recent years.

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Agriculture
June 2018

Beema Bamboo: Health Enhancer And Clean Energy Producer

BAMBOO is deeply planted in the lives of Filipinos and its endless uses affect them from birth until death.

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Agriculture
June 2018

Effective Vannamei Culture Practices

GROWTH RETARDATION and heavy mortality due to diseases has always been a major problem in shrimp aquaculture, both in the Philippines and in all other shrimp producing countries.

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Agriculture
May 2018

Ordinary Farmers Can Succeed With The Right Inputs

WHEN THEY ARE EQUIPPED with proper and practical knowledge and the right farm inputs, even ordinary farmers can succeed at what they do.

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Agriculture
May 2018

Jadeite Bitter Gourd

As he had a small plot of land, he saw an opportunity and decided to use it for agricultural purposes. He tried planting different batches of Pai Tsai, thinking that it was a short-term crop and easy to begin with. It wasn’t long before he started earning money from his plants.

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Agriculture
May 2018

Cover Dull Spots With A Carpet Of Flowers

THERE ARE DULL or vacant spaces in a garden where mowing the grass can be difficult or even impossible due to the angle of the terrain—just like at the Runnex Elevated Garden of the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City

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Agriculture
May 2018

Biogas Sludge Can Substitute For Part Of Commercial Feeds For Hogs

RESEARCH SHOWS that as much as 30 percent of the biogas sludge produced from a biogas digester can substitute for commercially produced hog feeds without significant differences in the growth and development of hogs and their carcass yield.

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Agriculture
May 2018

“PANAAD” Showcases Organic Products Of Negros

“Come and experience the best…Negros Occidental’s 13 cities and 19 municipalities [have to offer] as they showcase their products, arts and culture, tourism destinations, trade and investments, livelihood skills, and even sports, [during the week long] festivities,” Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. says.

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Agriculture
April 2018

Whole Grains Deliver On Health Benefits

A human nutrition study reaffirms the health benefits of substituting refined-grain products like white bread with whole-grain foods like whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, barley, rye, and brown or wild rice.

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Agriculture
April 2018

Tilapia Produces More Spawn In Cool Waters

This was the recommendation of Dr. Veronica Grande and Prof. Marjorie Ramos, researchers of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) College of Aquatic Sciences and Applied Technology (CASAT) in this town to tilapia farmers who may want to produce more fingerlings for commercial purposes.

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Agriculture
April 2018

Soya: The Best Alternative To Cow's Milk

The study was done using the four most commonly consumed types of milk beverages from different plant sources around the world: almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk.

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Agriculture
April 2018