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Jojoba: A Promising New Crop – Part 2 of 3

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

5 Uses Jojoba oil is unproven in wide-scale commercial practice, but it offers the chemical industry a new basic raw material that in the near future will be produced in bulk. Liquid waxes have never before been available to industry from a cultivated plant. It seems likely that, with the first significant supplies becoming available, [...]

Jojoba: A Promising New Crop – Part 3 of 3

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

9 Research Needs Basic research, the underpinning for the crop’s future development, deserves greater support. Government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals who fund agricultural research should support jojoba studies. Some particular needs are listed below. Agronomic Research Agricultural Practices Jojoba has demonstrated a favorable response to many of the practices and techniques currently used in [...]

Swine or Pig Management – Part 3 of 3

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Wounds Wounds Wounds can be caused by mechanical injury and animal bites. They may become infected by bacteria. [AgriPinoy Special] FREE Pig Magazine Subscription Prevention – Keep the housing free of sharp objects. Treatment Use any of the following treatments: For abscesses – Boil whole plant of Spondias pinnata for 10-15 minutes. Gently rub the [...]

Swine or Pig Management – Part 2 of 3

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Internal parasites Internal parasites Symptoms – Loss of appetite. – Diarrhea. – Anemia. – Weight loss. – Coughing. – Slow growth. – Dull, thick hair without the normal luster. – Live worms expelled from the feces. Cause Roundworms and lungworms are transmitted by eating feed or drinking water that is contaminated. Worms affect animals of [...]

Swine or Pig Management – Part 1 of 3

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

How to use this manual This is one of four manuals on traditional animal health care practices (or “ethnoveterinary medicine”) in tropical Asia. The manuals were compiled during a participatory workshop held at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction in July 1994. The four manuals cover swine, poultry, ruminants (cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats) and [...]

A Salad Sensation

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Silang, Cavite — about a year ago, three friends took a leap of faith and shed their corporate suits to go into farming. They pulled their early retirement windfall to put up a P9-million business called Hydrent Ventures lettuce farm. For former Bank of the Philippines Islands executive A.S. Tanjanco, former Unilever marketing guy Nestle [...]

What’s so special about Organic Farming?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

In the olden days, there were no chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Everything in farming and livestock and poultry raising was done according to what nature can give. Chickens were fed with palay and were free to hunt for their own food. Hogs were fed with palay husks, vegetables and assorted leaves of available plants. Palay [...]

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