MICRONUTRIENTS: So small amounts yet very vital for high quality yields!

Plants need micronutrients in very small amounts but they are important nevertheless in the plants’ proper growth, flowering and fruiting. Let’s get to know them. CALCIUM (Ca) – It is required by plants for continuous cell division and formation. It increases fruit setting; controls water intake/usage of cell colloids. If […]

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MANGO FRUIT DISORDER: Boron deficient?

a NOW IT CAN be told. The owner of the mango tree with fruits suffering from a certain disorder is Dr. Quintin S. Doromal, a former president of Silliman University. We posted it in our blog on June 14, 2020. CHOKANAN – The mango is a Chokanan which Dr. Doromal […]

GROW YOUR KANGKONG THE CLEAN AND EASY WAY

Dr. Eduardo Paningbatan Jr., a retired soils scientist from UP Los Baños, has devised a system of growing your favorite upland kangkong so that you can produce your kitchen requirements on a sustainable basis without your having to water your plants every so often. You can leave them for weeks […]

CASH FLOW EVERY OTHER DAY FROM JENJEN!

IF you are a farmer looking for a crop that you can grow and harvest within a short time, take a second good look at cucumbers. Farmers in Majayjay and Liliw, Laguna, agree that cucumbers like the Jenjen variety from Ramgo Seeds can give a fast return to the grower. […]

US-88 YIELDS RECORD RICE HARVEST IN BICOL

HERE’S ONE more proof that with good seeds, good agricultural practices, proper farm management and with the cooperation of the weather, the Philippines can produce its own rice requirements. RICE CHAMP – Farmer Genaro Tamon of Magarao, Camarines Sur on May 12, 2020 harvested 15.73 metric tons of rice (286 […]

PUT UP YOUR OWN FARM SCHOOL AND MAKE BIG MONEY

DO YOU WANT to make a big income in agriculture? One route is to put up a really reputable farm school staffed by competent teachers who teach short courses in practical farming. If the farmer already has a farm, he can already start with that. By converting that into a […]

FARMING WHEN MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM

A RETIRED politician once approached us. He wanted to go into commercial fruit farming. What strategy could we suggest? FOR A START – If you are going into commercial fruit production, we told him, better concentrate on two major crops first. Those that have high value, are relatively easy to […]

ADVICE: Plant pomelo and jackfruit in Jala-jala!

Here’s a comment from Claire Truong, a visitor of our blog. Thank you for these very informative articles on your website. I would like to inquire what I can do to my 1 hectare farm in Jalajala, Rizal. The soil is quite dry and hard and gets sticky when it […]

SAVE TIME & MONEY: Plant tomato cuttings!

DID YOU KNOW that if you plant tomato cuttings your plants could start fruiting in just 45 days from planting? Yes, that’s the experience of Rolly Benosa of Sison, Pangasinan. On the other hand, seedlings grown from seeds take 80 to 90 days before they start to bear fruit. OUR […]

PLANTING TIME: Time to grow Large Longkong seedlings!

THE RAINS are here and it is time to plant our favorite Longkong lanzones from Thailand.This is a superior variety that produces sweet fruits with few seeds and is latexless. PESKY WEEDS – The problems with the coming of the rains is that the weeds are very robust and they […]

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