You will read more and see more pictures of Davao’s Orchid Queen in the October 2016 issue of Agriculture Magazine which will be off the press any day very soon. We are, of course, referring to Sally Leuenberger of SUL Orchids which we have featured earlier in this blog but with less details.
You will also read how the Agri-Tech Integrated Services Co. (ATISCO) can reduce the cost of producing palay to just P7 per kilo thru mechanization from seedling production, transplanting to harvesting, and then to milling.
You will also read about the interesting crosses of our native cattle and Hereford from the United States. They are the products Artificial insemination done at the Mindanao Cattle Research and Development Project in Bago Oshiro, Mintal, Davao City. Noel T. Provido wrote the story.
You will also read about high-yielding inbred rice that can be planted by poor farmers who can’t afford to buy the hybrid seeds. These are NSIC Rc222 and NSIC Rc216. Their yields can compare favorably with the hybrid varieties.
You will also read about how kids in Taiwan are taught to appreciate the importance of agriculture, thanks to a leisure farm that has put up a learning center in agriculture for kids and their parents. Then there is an architect who was in the construction business who gave up construction in favor of dragon fruit farming which is enjoyable and also financially rewarding.
Agriculture Magazine is observing its 19th anniversary with the October issue. It is, by the way, the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines. It is distributed in bookstores and outlets of Manila Bulletin nationwide.