AANI Farm Tour, December 1, 2013

Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI) will conduct a farm tour on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Participants will visit the Alaminos Goat Farm of Rene Almeda, the Mapecon Project of Jun Catan, both in Alaminos, Laguna, and the Ato Belen Farm in San Pablo City. Those interested to attend may contact Jocelyn […]

HORTI SOCIETY Officials Inducted

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) inducted recently the new set of officers and trustees  (2013-2014) of the Philippine Horticultural Society at his office in Quezon City. Those inducted, from left: Immediate past president and ex-officio board member May Caballero-Dumlao, new president Adoracion S. Bernabe, vice president Patricia Fernando Regalado, […]


This is Zac B. Sarian, agriculture editor of Manila Bulletin. I may not be able to attend to your texts, e-mail and calls immediately from April 23 to 28, 2013. That’s because we will be in Taiwan visiting at least 5 big leisure farms. One of them is a big […]

RAMIE AMARDECER – Farmer Hero In Negros

Ramie Amardecer and Zac B. Sarian inRamie’s sweet corn plantation. Meet an enterprising high-value crop producer who is East-West Seed Company’ farmer hero in Western Visayas.    He is 40-year-old Ramie Amardecer of Bago City who studied to become a diesel mechanic but who decided to become a full-time farmer […]

Sweet Kamias Multiplied In Teresa

The Sweet Kamias is now being propagated in big numbers at the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal. This is in answer to the clamor of enthusiasts to have at least a few plants in their farm or garden. The Sweet Kamias is not sour as the ordinary variety […]

Mango Festival In QC: April 19-21

The Aani Mango Industry Network (AMIN) headed by Antonio S. Rola is staging a mango festival from April 19 to 21 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.The festival features exhibits not only of the carabao mango but also imported varieties like Golden Queen and others from Thailand and […]

Ricardo Buenaventura: Hybrid Rice Farmer

Ricardo Buenaventura Ricardo Buenaventura, 55, of Tabacao, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, has demonstrated that hybrid rice can be grown at a very modest cost.He is shown in this photo with his bumper crop of SL-8H hybrid rice just before harvesting recently. He was able to produce 11,704 kilos in 1.1 hectares at […]

PINATUBO – Hottest Chilli In Town

Allied Botanical Corporation claims to own the hottest chilli in town. Called Pinatubo, it is said to have 180,000 to 200,000 scoville heat units. Scoville index is the measure of hotness in chilli, named after Wilbur Scoville of the United States who developed the heat index in chillis.   Thailand’s hot pepper […]

An Unusual Indigenous Tomato

Henk Pascha and a profusely flowering indigenous tomato plant. The Lanchang Experimental Farm of East-West Seed International in Chiang Mai Thailand collects indigenous germplasm from various parts of the world which it grows under greenhouse conditions.  A high-tech laboratory of the company at the Simon Groot Research Station in Sansai, Chiang […]

Sweet Corn Germinated In Seedling Tray

New techniques of growing high-value crops, like sweet corn, are being disseminated to the local farmers in Murcia and Bago City in Negros Occidental, thanks to the demonstration and training center in Brgy. Cansilayan, Murcia put up by the Energy Development Corporation. One of the techniques is growing sweet corn […]

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