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Basic Guide to Hydroponics Technology

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

What Is Hydroponics? In Latin, the word hydroponics means literally “water working.” Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in nutrient-enriched water instead of soil—producing a healthier plant and healthier aromas. Plants grown using this method produce fruits and flowers with clearer, purer, more transparent scents. Impurities from soil and bacteria are eliminated, allowing hydroponically [...]

Growing Bananas

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Banana is one of the most common and widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines. It is also one of the country’s major dollar earners, and has consistently ranked next to coconut oil and prawns in terms of value earnings during the last five years. In 1991, banana topped local production among the other major [...]

Want to be a Millionaire? Plant Tuba-Tuba

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Want to be a millionaire? Stop wasting precious money on lotto or get-rich-quick schemes such as those being peddled by swindlers through text messaging. Why not try planting tuba-tuba? According to Bukidnon Rep Juan Miguel Zubiri, tuba-tuba, whose scientific name is jathropa curcas, is a “fast-growing small tree whose fruit actually a nut, can be [...]

Culture of Roses

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Beginners and “old pros” alike can profit from the experience of others when selecting rose varieties. By visiting botanical gardens and talking with local gardeners, nursery producers and garden store operators, you can learn which varieties are best adapted to your area. Most rose enthusiasts agree that roses require extra-tender loving care, but the rewards [...]

The Sweetest Mango Variety – Sweet Elena Mango

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

The Philippines, being reputed for its abundant tropical fruits, is also home to the world’s sweetest mangoes. In the 1995 Guinness Book of World Records, the Philippine mango was listed as the sweetest fruit in the world defeating other countries that also produce tropical mangoes (Magnifera indica). This citation opened a great opportunity for the [...]

Guide in Turkey Raising

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Technical advances in turkey genetics, production, and processing have created a turkey which produces a pound of meat, using a smaller amount of feed, in less time than most other domestic meat-producing animals. All commercial turkeys produced today are the white broad breasted turkey breed. This breed was first used for commercial turkey production in [...]

Growing Malunggay or Moringa

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

An ideal tree to grow in the city or country is moringa (Moringa oleifera). Moringa will give you food, fodder, fuelwood and shade. Its pods make a tasty, nutritious vegetable. You can eat its tender leaves and flowers too. The leaves also make excellent livestock feed. Best of all, this useful tree grows quickly and [...]

Vermiculture: The Management of Worms

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Diagram of a household-scale worm composting bin It defines the thrilling potential for waste reduction, fertilizer production, as well as an assortment of possible uses for the future. Vermiculture enhances the growth of plants that provide food along with producing prosperous and financially rewarding fertilizer. The earthworm is one of nature’s pinnacle “soil scientists.” Earthworms [...]

Making Hollow Blocks from Farm Wastes

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

METHOD #1 Rural folks can beat the high prices of housing materials. Out of farm waster and ordinary soil, one can make durable hollow blocks comparable in strength to commercial ones. The hollow blocks can be made right on the building site and fashioned similar to commercial hollow blocks. Although considered strictly non-load bearing, it [...]

Growing Bell Pepper

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

There are two kinds of bell pepper — one is the pungent kind and the other not. The first is used in food manufacturing where they are processed as spice and sold as food condiments. The other, non-pungent, is the ordinary kind sold in markets. A hectare of pepper can accommodate 27,600 plants that are [...]

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