Make sure to get a copy of the March issue of Agriculture magazine and read about the increasing interest of seed companies in the business potentials of flowering plants.
East-West Seed, Allied Botanical, Ramgo and other companies are prominently showcasing their flowering plants that include different varieties of sunflower, dwarf zinnias, begonias, petunias, cannas and many others.
The beautiful thing about promoting the flower industry is that is is one business that both the small players as well as the corporate operators can engage in. The small growers can sell their produce in nich markets that the big operators will not care to get into because these may be too small for them. That includes small flower shops, weekend markets and garden shows. On the other hand, the big players can cater to the more sophisticated customers who require improved production and postharvest facilities.
Of course, you will read about many other inspiring stories. One is about a multi-awarded farmer from Nueva Vizcaya who shifted to organic foliar fertilizer to save his crops against drought. He is Joel Cabanayan of Bintawan Sur, Villa Verde, Nueva Vizcaya.
You will also read about the many carabeef gastronomic delights from Luzon and Visayas. Pigar-pigar is one of them, a popular dish in Dagupan City, according to Khrizie Evert M. Padre who wrote the feature story. It is said that pigar-pigar was originally created as part of the annual celebration of Bangus Festival. It is made of thin slices of carabao meat seasoned with salt and pepper, deep-fried, mixed with cooked cab bage and served with fried onion slices and occasionally, liver
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