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Introduction Abaca (Musa textiles Nee) or Manila hemp, as it is known in international trade, is endemic in the Philippines. About 84% of the world’s supply of abaca comes from the Philippines. Most of these come from the abaca-growing regions like Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Introduction The cashew tree is evergreen. It grows up to 12 metres high and has a spread of 25 metres. Its extensive root system allows it to tolerate a wide range of moisture levels and soil types, although, commercial production is advisable only in well-drained, sandy loam or red soils.
Materials One part peeled ripe bananas (25 pieces,medium-sized) Two parts water ¼ part sugar
Peel ripe bananas and slice thinly Measure. To every one part sliced bananas, add one-and-one-a-half parts water. Boil for 30 minutes or longer depending upon the quantity of the pulp. Strain Add sugar to the extract (one part sugar to every three parts extract). Stir and boil to dissolve the sugar. Sugar content should be [...]
Boil ripe Saba, then peel and slice to 3-cm thick. Prepared half a cup of water for every two cups of sliced banana and 300 grams sugar for every kilo of the same. Mix and mash the ingredients and cook in low heat while mixing until the ingredients become uniform, shiny, and no longer stick [...]
THE PLANT In the Philippines, cashew is called kasoy or balubad in Tagalog or Balogo in Ilokano. It originated from north-eastern Brazil and was brought to the Philippines in the 17th Century. At present, cashew is cultivated in many tropical countries, the main producers are Brazil, India, Mozambique and Tanzania.
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 [...]
Retail prices of choice pork items like liempo, pigue and kasim have started to go down in Metro Manila markets from their week-ago rates of as high as P160-P170 per kilo following last Monday’s agreement by major hog industry players and Department of Agriculture (DA) officials to adopt a “reference price” band of P140 to [...]
A national task force is in place at the Department of Agriculture (DA) to oversee the implementation of President Arroyo’s flagship Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) programs for palay and corn to ensure the efficient use of public funds and resources for these food security initiatives. DA Secretary Yap told Commissioner Reynaldo Villar of the Commission [...]
Conservation tillage (CT) is more than just a farming practice. It promises to reduce labor and farm inputs while increasing and sustaining productivity and profitability. The usual; practice of most corn farmers is to plow the fields 1-3 times coupled with some secondary tillage practices such as harrowing, and furrowing before crop establishment. These [...]« Previous Entries