SALVINIA: A weed that works wonders as organic fertilizer for plants,feed for pigs and chickens!

HE TRIES THE UNTRIED – What we like about the attitude of Capt. James “Bong” Reamon, a retired pilot and now an organic farmerin Gen. Santos City, is that he loves to try the untried. And in the process, he usually discovers something great. OTHER USES – Just like the […]


DANIEL & JOSEFA BOLONG: Pioneers in ipil-ipil leaf meal production

DANIEL S. BOLONG and his wife, the former Josefa Talavera, were both veterinarians who early in their careers decided to farm on their own. After the Second World War, they started to develop very rocky lands not normally used for farming along the coast of Paraoir, Balaoan, La Union. FIRST […]

DWARF CALAMANSI: Profitable and easier to manage

ONE INTERESTING fruit grower in Davao City that we met several years back was Vicente Ferrazini who was 35-years old then. He was by no means the biggest and most high-tech fruit producer but what impressed us most were his farming ideas. Particularly in growing his calamansi. He has not […]

MICRONUTRIENTS: Very small but terrific

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 […]

High-tech piggery does not smell llike a piggery

When Basilio Estanislao retired as president of the Land Bank of the Philippines in 1986, many thought that he would just take it easy. But this was not to be so. He had his thriving ornamental plant nursery in Calamba, Laguna where he produced high quality landscaping materials. And as […]

Good reasons why you should grow Paniyur black pepper

THE PANIYUR black pepper from India is one plant that you should grow in your home garden or farm for a number of good reasons. REASONS – Paniyur is high-yielding. It produces double the yield of the old variety because it has long fruit spikes, usually 4 inches compared to […]

Develop a raw land then sell it for a fortune!

A FRIEND of ours discovered for himself a new agribusiness idea by developing new land into some kind of a model farm and then selling the same at a big profit. INNOCENTLY – It all started innocently. Our friend is in the mining business in Bicol, but he spends most […]

US-88 HARI SA ANI Topnotcher bags brand new Ford Ranger!

STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte—SeedWorks Philippines is culminating its ‘Ang Hari sa Ani’ contest in the Davao Region with a simple ceremony recognizing participating farmers with the highest yields during the recent summer harvest season. This comes a few days after the company culminated a similar campaign in Central Luzon. […]

US-88 HARI SA ANI: Gets 15.004 tons per hectare!

PALAYAN City, Nueva Ecija—A rice farmer from Talavera, Nueva Ecija is bringing home a brand new Ford Ranger pickup as prize for winning a yield competition in the province. Emmanuel Soleta was declared as ‘Ang Hari sa Ani’ grand winner in Nueva Ecija after recording the highest volume of yield […]


IN A FEW weeks, expect our new book to come off the press. Its title: 37 AGRI STORIES FULL OF FARM TIPS TO MAKE YOU RICH. Don’t expect, however, that you will find it in bookstores and other outlets because we will not do any consignment. It will be purely […]

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