Watch for the June 2017 issue of Agriculture Magazine which will be off the press soon. It features how Dennis Miguel harvested 200 cavans in one hectare of rainfed field that used to produce only 50 cavans. That’s by following the so-called System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technique
You will also read the success story of another Dennis, Dennis Bagaoisan of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte who has been growing watermelon in the last 23 years.Through attending seminars, Dennis learned improved techniques of watermelon production that has made his farming profitable.
You will also read how Rosendo Bernabe rehabilitated his neglected mango trees in Tanay so that they would become productive once more. He has 800 mango trees that are randomly planted on 23 hectares.
Dr. Rolando Dy also wrote a story on how Filipino farmers fare compared to their Thai counterparts.You will find out the big difference.You will also read about the black garlic that has been successfully produced by Dr. Shirley Agrupis of the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City with the support of Gov. Imee Marcos. Dr. Agrupis is the director of the Bioenergy Research Center of MMSU. Black garlic is an exotic product from fresh garlic which is a much sought-after food supplement and ingredient for expensive culinary recipes in Japan. You will also read about the farming opportunities created by the many resorts in Dinadiawan, Dipaculao in Aurora province.
The Agriculture Magazine is the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines.It is available in bookstores and the distribution network of Manila Bulletin nationwide.