Archive for March, 2012

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DAR prepared to help coco farmers become entrepreneurs via technology

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is confident of turning coconut farmers into entrepreneurs as it steps up various support services to help transform agrarian-reform beneficiaries (ARBs) into entrepreneurs. Agrarian Reform Undersecretary for Support Services Jerry E. Pacturan said through the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), ARBs will be equipped with [...]

How to Use the PhilRice flatbed dryer

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

blackberry spyware 1. Check/monitor the temperature of drying air, air static pressure at the plenum, and grain depth when operating the dryer. 2. When drying palay for seed purposes, the temperature should not exceed 43oC.  For commercial purposes (milled rice), a higher temperature of  up to 52oC can be used. 3. When drying dripping wet [...]

Guidelines in sun drying

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

1. Avoid the intense heat of the sun at noon time to prevent cracking on the grains. 2. Stir the grains at least once every 30 minutes to prevent heat build-up and make drying of grains more uniform. 3. When sun drying for seed purposes, use feet or light wooden-toothed rake in stirring the grains [...]

Green Food Choice May Not Be So Green

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

If everyone became vegan and so ate only fruit and vegetables, then the reduction in greenhouse emissions for the whole of food consumption would be a mere 7%. The widespread adoption of vegetarianism would have even less impact, while organic food production actually leads to a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Those are the [...]

How to Make Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Ingredients 15 pieces medium to large fresh mushrooms (white or crimini), cleaned and stems removed Mushroom stems, minced 8 ounces plain cream cheese 3 teaspoons garlic. minced finely 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped 1 slice of bread [...]

How to make Dulong Fishcake Recipe

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Ingredients 1 lb dulong (silver fish), cleaned 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 piece raw egg, beaten 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 3 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra vigin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter Cooking Procedure Combine fish, 1/ 2 cup bread [...]

Chicken Litter Provides Organic Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Recent movements aimed at managing environmental impacts of agriculture have spurred interest in the development and use of organic and natural fertilizers for commercial applications. Many organic fertilizers are byproducts of livestock, fish, food, and other processing industries. In Mississippi, where the poultry industry produces more than 730 million broiler chickens each year, and annual [...]

Broiler Chickens Bred For Fast Growth Are Having Difficulty Walking

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The huge increase in growth rates of broiler chickens means more than a quarter of these intensively-reared birds have difficulty walking, according to a comprehensive survey carried out by the University of Bristol. The study identifies a range of management factors that could be altered to reduce leg health problems but warns that implementation of [...]

An Institute For Organic Farmers

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — The ongoing trend is production of healthy foods, which means naturally-farmed food products that are not sprayed with chemical pesticides or meat products that are laced with antibiotics. The problem is that there are no well established institutions where interested individuals can learn the fine points of organic agriculture. Most of the [...]

Asian farmers to meet on WHO plan to phase out tobacco-growing

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

TOBACCO farmers from China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia will gather on March 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to protest against a recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) to phase out tobacco growing without providing solutions to those who will lose their jobs. They said? under the WHO’s Framework Convention [...]

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