CATEGORIES

Product Eliminates Odor Of Your Pet Dog's Poop

Dr. Ronaldo Sumaoang, a microbiologist who heads Novatech, explains that a pet’s gut is not that efficient in digesting the feed that it eats, usually resulting in poop with many undigested feed materials.

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Agriculture
April 2018

He Bought The Same Breed Ordered By Japan's Emperor

The first purebred that he bought from Australia in 1989 was the Suffolk, which produces excellent meat.

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Agriculture
April 2018

Da Launches ‘Tinda Sa Parola' In Iloilo

“We wanted to reduce the layers of traders and middlemen who control the price of agricultural products before it reaches the consumers.

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Agriculture
April 2018

Crops Hold Onto Harmful Mutations That Reduce Productivity

These so-called deleterious genetic mutations result from errors in the DNA that occur randomly every generation and accumulate from ancient mutations right up through the breeding of today’s best varieties. The same problem is likely to be true not only in maize but in all crops.

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Agriculture
April 2018

ARS Scientist Leads US$1 Million Funded Consortium To Seek Honey Bee Disease Controls

Cook, with the Bee Research Laboratory—a part of ARS’s Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center—will be the principal investigator of a group that will include scientists from the United States, Canada, and Spain. ARS is the in-house research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Agriculture
April 2018

An Executive's Quality Salted Eggs

The fellow is Efren Sotto, who was at the time of our interview the communications manager of Pilipinas Shell’s Corporate Affairs Department.

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Agriculture
April 2018

World's Sweetest Jackfruit Just Got Sweeter

BAYBAY, LEYTE—It all started with a conversation.

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Agriculture
October 2017

Variegated Tiessa Has Money-Making Potential

THE TALK OF THE TOWN among fruit aficionados in Davao City is a mutant Tiessa that was entered in the fruit competition at the Kadayawan garden show that ran through the month of August.

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Agriculture
October 2017

The Importance Of School Feeding Programs

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DepEd) has been conducting school-based feeding programs (SBFP) since 2010 as part of the government’s initiatives against malnutrition and the promotion of good health and proper nutrition to students. Through its regional offices, the DepEd identifies students nationwide who are malnourished. The DepEd’s SBFP budget is R15 per child for food and R1 per child for operational expenses, multiplied by 120 feeding days, adding up to about R1,920 per child.

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Agriculture
October 2017

Fishpens Have Enhanced The Fisheries Of Laguna De Bay

LAGUNA DE BAY is our country’s largest lake and was once a part of Manila Bay. The lake has an area of 90,000 hectares (ha), a shoreline of 228 kilometers, and an average depth of 2.5 meters. It is bounded by the provinces of Rizal and Laguna and some portions of Metro Manila. Water in the lake is supplied by 21 tributaries, with the Pagsanjan River and Santa Cruz River as major contributors. The lake is highly eutrophic (enriched with nutrients) with heavy loads of nitrates and phosphates washed into it from domestic and agricultural sources.

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Agriculture
October 2017

Bohol Firm Hits Big Time With Dost-FPRDI Dryer

EVER SINCE his firm started using the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute’s (DOST-FPRDI’s) furnace-type lumber dryer (FTLD), Cirilo Sumampong’s life has changed.

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Agriculture
October 2017

Smart Strategy In Rabbits As Agribusiness

IN FARMING, as in any other business, there are those who succeed as well as those who fail. And those who always triumph are those who have studied their projects and adopted the right strategies.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Sharing Soya-Growing Techniques

AFTER THE SUCCESS he has had in organically cultivating soya plants and subsequently processing his own yield, Mer Layson now wants to share his hard-earned expertise with those who want to venture into the local soybean industry.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Science And Technology To Boost Philippine Mango Industry

WITH OVER 2.5 million farmers in it, the mango industry in the country is considered one of the backbone industries of the local agriculture sector.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Organic Fertilizers Can Boost Productivity Of Ratooned Eggplant

A GRADUATING agriculture student discovered that ratooning can make mature eggplants (Solanum melongena L.) productive again.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Is Eating Tilapia Healthy?

TILAPIA (Oreochromis niloticus) is the second most important farmed fish in the Philippines next to milkfish or “bangus.” Our country produces over 250,000 metric tons of tilapia from culture in freshwater ponds and lake cages every year. Per capita consumption of tilapia among Filipinos is 3 kilograms (kg)/year (yr) compared to 2.5 kg/yr for milkfish and 1.6 kg/yr for roundscad or “galunggong.”

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Agriculture
September 2017

Empowering Marginalized Farmers Through ‘Village Banking'

IN THE REMOTE AREAS of the country, it is evident that a majority of the farmers have very limited resources, and it can sometimes come down to a choice between financing the improvement of their farms to attain better yields or to pay for their family’s urgent or emergency needs.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Ashitaba Powder Has Many Uses

MORE AND MORE USES are being developed from the Ashitaba, botanically known as Angelica keiski, which is reputed to possess various elements that are beneficial to human health.

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Agriculture
September 2017

Engineer Goes From Ofw To Successful Hybrid Rice Farmer

A TONDO-BORN electrical engineer who was an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) for two decades in Saudi Arabia and Japan is now a successful businessman with a 36-hectare hybrid rice farm.

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Agriculture
August 2017

Ex-Ofw Makes R1,600 To R2,400 Every Two Days From Green Papaya

A FORMER OFW who worked for five years as a construction worker in Saudi Arabia is proving that he can make more money by growing papaya and other high-value crops in Brgy. Kaingin, San Rafael, Bulacan.

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Agriculture
August 2017

East-west Varieties Grown Worldwide, Exported To Europe

TROPICAL VEGETABLES, including varieties developed by East-West Seed in the Philippines, are now grown in other parts of the world and exported to Europe.

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Agriculture
August 2017

Agri-Aqua Courses Promoted Among High School Students

A PARTNERSHIP between the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and the academe is expected to boost interest in agri-aqua related courses among high school students.

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Agriculture
August 2017

In Taiwan, Tilapia Is Not Only For Eating

TILAPIA is considered Taiwan’s national fish. It is tops in terms of volume of production and area devoted for growing the fish. Tilapia is also No. 1 in terms of fish exports from that island nation.

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Agriculture
August 2017

A Nurse's Organic Bee Farm In Bohol

IT STARTED with a dream.

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Agriculture
August 2017

Rouge: The Newest Color Of Paper Roses

FARMERS, florists, and vendors use the word “paper roses” to refer to Lisianthus or Eustoma because of its long shelf life.

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Agriculture
August 2017

Sex-reversed Tilapia Makes A Splash In Mindanao

MINDANAO, the second largest island (after Luzon) in the Philippines, has about 24% of the population of the country and six of its 17 regions. In terms of fisheries production, the island produces 35% of the country’s total municipal marine fisheries but only 30% of its municipal inland fisheries, based on 2015 data of the Philippine Statistics Authority. With coastal marine fisheries on the decline, there is a fish supply deficit, particularly in the inland areas of Mindanao.

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Agriculture
August 2017

A Harvest Festival For A Good Cause

Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, says that the second batch of drug surrenderees who participated in the program came from the different barangays of Las Piñas City.    ABOUT 80 PARTICIPANTS recently completed a 12-week Community-based Drug Rehabilitation Training Program sponsored by Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) to help the former drug dependents lead normal and productive lives.

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Agriculture
August 2017

Sustainable Household- Level Production Of Muscovado Sugar

Muscovado is defined as a type of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses content and flavor.

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Agriculture
July 2017

New Techniques And Inputs For Better Harvests

An Enterprising Farmer in Calauag, Quezon can now be considered exceptional after he was able to almost double the yield of his corn plantation in Barangay Mulay.

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Agriculture
July 2017

The Importance Of Copra Meal As A Feed Source

Copra Meal is a vital feed source in the Philippines. It is primarily used in the manufacture of feed for animals.

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Agriculture
July 2017