Make sure to get a copy of the March 2017 issue of Agriculture Magazine which is undergoing finishing touches. You will get to know the Wonders of Purple Corn, the benefits of Stevia which is now commercially grown and processed in Bulacan. You will also read about the cost cutting benefits from mechanizing onion production as is being practiced in Mindoro by ATISCO.
Purple corn is not new as the article of Julio P. Yap will tell you It is believed that the Incas of Peru planted it as early as 4,000 years ago. In the Philippines, it is still starting to be appreciated.
You will also be able to learn that Zamboanga del Sur has become an outstanding corn producer.There’s also the story on assisted reproduction that leads to more milk and better carabaos. And there’s a story about an OFW who is now a successful raiser of dairy buffaloes. Ray Ong has a very informative piece on rooting hormones that nursery people would love to read. You will also be inspired by the story of an electrical engineer in Bukidnon who went into vegetable farming and has 25,000 hills of conical pepper and 10,000 cabbage.
You will also read about a cassava farmer from Ifugao who swears that cassava is more profitable to grow than corn. And then there is a biopesticide that will control fusarium wilt in tomato and other veggies. Of course, there are many more stories in the March issue. Reserve your copy from the dealer nearest you. Better still, subscribe to the magazine. It is the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines.