WATCH for the November 2015 issue of Agriculture Magaqzine which will be off the press shortly. Featured on the cover is Longkong lanzones produced in Teresa, Rizal. It is proof that we can produce bumper crops of this Thai lanzones if we take good care of our trees – give them adequate nutrition by applying lots of organic fertilizer reinforced by inorganic complete fertilizer and supplemented by Power Grower Combo and Heavy Weight Tandem. Also important is drip irrigation during the dry months.
You will also read about the research updates on how the special coconut varieties perform in the Philippines.These include the Nam Wan and Nam Hom varieties promoted by the government of Thailand for cultivation of smallhold farmers for poverty alleviation. These varieties have sweet water, one of which is also aromatic.
Dr. Pamplona discusses his observations on proper distancing (7×7 m), effective fertilization and isolation from ordinary varieties. He observes that in Thailand, the Royal Princess is distributing thousands offree seedlings to smallhold farmers. Which is why growing the special coconuts has become a lucrative industry in Thailand.
Agricultuyre Magazine, published by Manila Bulletin and edited by yours truly, is the most widely circulated agriculture magazine in the Philippines. It is distributed through bookstores and outlets of Manila Bulletin nationwide. It is also available by subscription.