Watch For May 2015 Agriculture Magazine

Watch For May 2015 Agriculture Magazine

zacsarian.comWatch for the May 2015 issue of Agriculture Magazine which features unusual fruits at the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City, Ilocos Norte. On the cover is Glisten Faith Pascua posing with ripening fruits of Sogod-Sogod, an indigenous vine vegetable that could have other uses. One flower arranger, for instance, sees the fruits as a novel material for floral and fruit arrangements.

Other stories include the fast-growing trading post in Sariaya, Quezon which is now operating 24 hours a day seven days a week. Transactions hover around 100 tons of various vegetables and other farm products daily. About five years ago, trading was only less than one day and the amount traded was just about four tons.

There’s a story on the importance of keeping pigs cool because heat stress can drastically cut profits in the swine business.  You will also read about a new organic fertilizer that is claimed to be a fertilizer like no other. It is a product of nano technology. The particles are so minute, they are readily absorbed by the plants.

Toto Barcelona of Harbest Agribusiness has a detailed assessment of the prospects of commercial vegetable production in the Philippines in the short and long terms.

The May Agriculture issue will be off the press shortly. It is the most widely circulated agriculture publication in the Philippines, available in bookstores as well as in outlets of the Manila Bulletin nationwide.

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