20.3 C
Davao City
Friday, July 28, 2017
Agri Trends

Agri Trends

AGRITRENDS: Philippines now 101% corn sufficient

“We are 101% sufficient in corn today,” declared Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry and director of the Philippine...

Producing your own organic fertilizer

Land degradation in the country affects about one-third of the population, according to Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change....

Promising prospects in agriculture: Duck raising

Although ducks are also good for meat production, they are primarily raised for eggs. Oftentimes, these eggs are made into balut, a cooked...

Promising prospects in agriculture: Tree farming

“With new trends in farming being promoted as tree farming, the agriculture sector looks promising for Filipino farmers,” said a recent EDGE Davao editorial. The...

The grass with thousands of uses

To seize a sizable share of the US$20 billion global bamboo market, a line agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)...

Philippines now 101% corn sufficient

“We are 101% sufficient in corn today,” declared Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry and director of the Philippine...

Biotech crops reduce pesticide use

By planting more biotech crops, the world will be a better place to live, according to the newly-published report of the International Service for...

AGRITRENDS: Soil doctors help combat land degradation

They are called soil doctors and one of their main tasks is to disseminate information about soil conservation methods. Actually, they are appointed...

AGRITRENDS: Botanical pesticides against pests and diseases

While modern agriculture produces high yields, more often than not, it is not sustainable. Expensive seeds and farm chemicals eat into profit while pesticides...

AGRI TRENDS The jack of all fruits

“The world has always been like this: one man feasts on the jackfruit and the other gets stuck in the sap,” says a familiar...

WEATHER UPDATE

Davao City
few clouds
20.3 ° C
20.3 °
20.3 °
95%
1kmh
20%
Sat
31 °
Sun
31 °
Mon
30 °
Tue
31 °
Wed
30 °