One Ashitaba Plant Priced at P3,500 at the Garden Show. Why?

At a garden show in 2014, Adela Ang, the lady who brought the real Ashitaba plant to the Philippines, displayed a beautifully grown Ashitaba, the real Ashitaba plant which she priced at P3,500. Why such a stiff price? Adela Ang, a cancer survivor, had mentioned in previous statements that she […]

A Role Model for New College Grads, Other Millennials!

LITO CUBILLEJO could as well be the role model for today’s college graduates. Why? Because after finishing his commerce course in 1978, he did not look for employment in the office. Instead, he went back to his hometown in Alaminos, Laguna to become a full-time farmer. CROPS NOT PLANTED BY […]

LITO CUBILLEJO: He made money from Latundan!

LITO CUBILLEJO is one college graduate who did not look for employment after graduation. After finishing his Commerce course, he went back to his hometown in Alaminos, Laguna to be a full-time farmer. He took over management of parcels of land owned by his parents that were largely planted to […]

Very Good Research Result Gone To Waste!

WHILE GOING over articles that we have written in the past, one that dismayed us no end was about the research on lowland potatoes undertaken at the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City, ilocos Norte. 10 VARIETIES IDENTIFIED – The research team headed by Beatriz Malab found that 10 […]

More Luzon Farmers Should Have Planted Durian as Early as the 1980s

IF MORE LUZON FARMERS had started to plant durian as early as the 1980s, there would be cheaper durian fruits available to Metro Manila and other consumers from Luzon today. That’s because transporting the fruit to the market would not be as expensive as when sourcing them from Mindanao. CONCRETE […]

DENNIS MIGUEL: Better Than Beating the World Record Rice Yield!

SOON AFTER we posted the story about Dennis Miguel on October 4, 2020 in this blog, a long time friend called us up. He wanted to know what we thought about Miguel’s failure to beat the Indian farmer’s record of producing 20+ tons per hectare. Were we sorry that Dennis […]

BROWN RICE: Lots of Advantages Over Well-Milled White Rice!

THE GOVERNMENT should provide incentives to farmers who would plant low-amylose rice as a means to improve rice supply in the country.  This is the belief of Alfonso G. Puyat who has done his personal research on the advantages of producing low-amylose varieties for milling into brown rice. He is […]

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