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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Agri Trends

Agri Trends

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...

Organic farming against land degradation

From a swamp area where mechanics dumped trash to a place teeming with vegetable crops, fruit trees, herbs, ornamentals, livestock, fish and poultry today,...

This hot crop called chili pepper

Scientifically, it is known as Capsicum frutescens.  In most English-speaking countries, it is called chili (other spellings include chilli and chile) or hot pepper.  But among Filipinos,...

Biotechnology: Possible solution to food crisis

“If the naysayers do manage to stop agricultural biotechnology, they might actually precipitate the famines and the crisis of global biodiversity they have been...

Biotechnology: Possible solution to food crisis

"Biotechnology represents one of the most exciting advances in the biological sciences in this century. It will become a driving economic force, helping to...

AGRI TRENDS: So, you want to grow banana?

“Banana is the most economically important fruit crop in the Philippines,” said the Laguna-based Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and...

Raising small ruminants for food and profit

Ruminants -- the world ruminant comes from the Latin “ruminare,” which means “to chew over again” -- are mammals that are able to acquire...

Yes, farming with trees is possible!

“To be poor and be without trees is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees...

AGRI TRENDS: Not just another kind of war

“There are about a dozen major environmental problems, all of them sufficiently serious that if we solved 11 of them and didn’t solve the...


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