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 […]

Regional Livestock Trade Shows in Vietnam and Indonesia postponed!

The livestock trade shows in Vietnam and Indonesia have been postponed to 2021 due to the Pandemic crisis. One is ILDEX Vietnam 2020 which has been moved to July 21-23 2021. In Indonesia, ILDEX Indonesia 2021 and AQUATICA Asia will be moved to November 24-26, 2021. The Covid-19 crisis has […]

DENNIS MIGUEL: He wanted to break the world record rice yield!

Money isn’t everything. It is not even enough.” That’s a quote I remember reading from an American humorist. THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CASH – To Dennis Miguel, 33, money is also not everything . There are things more important than cash like breaking a world record in rice farming. That’s […]

ZAC’S NEW BOOK: Perfect Christmas Gift at Only P200 per Copy!

Are you thinking of what Christmas gift to give to your friends who are into farming and gardening? One that does not cost much, yet it will be appreciated by the recipient for life? Then consider giving my new book which only costs P200 per copy (plus shipping cost). Titled […]

2 ALOCASIAS THAT OUR VIEWER WANTS! Possible big money-makers!

IF YOU SAW our previous post in this blog, you will remember the robust and very healthy Alocasia that was exhibited in a garden show in 2012. The leaves looked impeccable with no sign of any insect or disease damage. ANOTHER BEAUTY – Then our pageviewer saw another very attractive […]

BEAUTIFUL ALOCASIA: Plant lover wants to buy suckers!

A plant lover who happened to see our post in this blog in 2012 has requested me to look for the owner of this beautiful Alocasia. She is also asking for the name. Actually, we don’t know the owner or who exhibited the plant. Neither do we know its official […]


The cherimoya variety grown commercially in Taitung county in Taiwan is a very good cultivar. If you happen to be there around October onwards, it is likely you will be able to buy some fruits to eat. Don’t throw away the seeds. Bring them home and germinate them. You can […]


WE RECEIVED information about Alocasia Sarian sent through the Comments Section of our blog from The information states that Aloasia Sarian is a cross between Alocasia zebrina and Alocasia micholitziana.  IMPORTANT CORRECTION – Alocasia Sarian was named after me and i should make an important correction. Alocasia Sarian […]

Mechanical Onion Seeder Can Give P60,839 Additional Income Per Hectare!

THE PHILIPPINE Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) has launched an onion mechanical seeder that can plant one hectare in less than three hours and is highly profitable to use. This is the 10-ROMS or Ten-Row Onion Mechanical Seeder which was unveiled during PhilMech’s 39th anniversary celebration a few […]

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