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Seaweed farming face dilemma with ice-ice disease

June 10, 2019
Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos Carrageenan, a food enhancer which has been used in processing food, such as in thickening sauces, emulsifying and preserving, and even used in cosmetics, is ...

DOST promotes food safety thru office garden

June 03, 2019
Google Plus Matt Ezekiel Abella (project leader), DOST officials, East West Seed Corporation officals, and represenatives from the different NGAs pose after harvesting the produce of the DOST ...

Accomplishments on Soybean R&D presented during review

April 24, 2019
Mr. Elmer E. Enicola, Program Leader, provides an overview of the Soybean R&D Program and highlights of program accomplishments (Image credit: Gabriel Paolo L. Peralta, Crops Research Division (CRD), ...

An advocacy and a FIESTA

April 22, 2019
ANCHORED on his advocacy to continuously support small farmers and their families through the transfer of productive technology, no less than Dr. Aladino C. Moraca, president of Central Philippines St ...

DAILY STAR: Business

April 17, 2019
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. urged the executives of San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. ethanol plant, a subsidiary of Roxas Holdings Inc., to help the farmers in the province by providing li ...

Sorsogon City barangay receives materials to start longline method in mussel farming

April 17, 2019
The IARRD M&E Team of PCAARRD with the UPV researchers and Barangay Chairperson Ma. Teresa R. Perdigon at Brgy. Cambulaga, Sorsogon City on February 6, 2019. (Image credit: Ivan E. Pineda, UP Visaya ...

Good idea leaves farmers high and dry

April 10, 2019
WHEN the idea was first hatched not long after Emmanuel Pinol’s installation as Agriculture Secretary in the summer of 2016, it seemed like a deceptively simple solution to the age-old problem of insu ...

Contributions of the “Queen”

April 10, 2019
ONE OF THE income-generating crops available in the country is pineapple, particularly the Queen variety, which has vast potentials in both local and international markets. Seeing the opportunity, an ...

Reg. 6 products take spotlight in agri ‘FIESTA’

April 09, 2019
Roxas City, Capiz—The Western Visayas Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium is hosting a three-day Farmers Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) ...

Western Visayas shows off agri-aqua sector’s gains thru FIESTA

April 08, 2019
PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora (3rd from left) formally opens the exhibits during the opening program of the WESVAARRDEC FIESTA (Image credit: Gian Carlo D. Camacho, Applied ...

Large-scale coconut hybrid seedlings production by PCA underway

April 07, 2019
Dr. Emil Q. Javier The last column lamented the misdirected efforts of a clueless bureaucrat in the Department of Agriculture (DA) to abort a decades-long research to develop abaca varieties resist ...

Endangered ‘makaasim’ and ‘batikuling’ trees being conserved through cloning

April 07, 2019
Forester Kathreena Gutierrez (right) and Dr. Marcelino Siladan (center) check batikuling seedlings at Southern Luzon State University hedge garden. LUCBAN, Quezon—Endangered tree species—maka ...

RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH IN ABACA BEING STYMIED BY A CLUELESS BUREAUCRAT

April 05, 2019
After close to sixty years of effort, involving three generations of scientists, we are finally close to offering relief to our beleaguered abaca farmers who had been suffering heavy losses due to vir ...

Problema sa patubig, dagdag pasakit sa mga magsasaka

April 05, 2019
MAPANDAN, Pangasinan—Problema ngayon ng mga magsasaka sa Pangasinan ang kakulangan ng patubig para sa kanilang mga sakahan. Ayon sa Pangasinan Irrigation Management Officer na si Engr. Gaudencio De V ...

MANILA FARM STEPS FOR NEXT LEVEL, NO TURNING BACK

April 04, 2019
By: John Maico M. Hernandez SAN JOAQUIN, STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS – The Manila Farm can now assure more quality and safe processed dragon fruit products after participating in the DOST-initiated traini ...

Organic carrot processing, innovation at Binahon Agroforestry Farm

April 04, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO, April 1 (PIA)--A carrot juice processing plant has been built at Binahon Agroforestry Farm in Lantapan Bukidnon to address the oversupply of carrots in the region.  As part of their ...

Yes, DOST VIII has fresh pechay!

April 03, 2019
CANDAHUG, PALO – Launched last month, the Health and Nutrition Program of DOST VIII encouraged men and women in the organization to plant vegetables such as pechay and okra. Yesterday, employees w ...

DOST RO I STAGE CARRAGEENAN PGP IN THE NATIONAL RICE TECHNOLOGY FORUM

April 01, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology-Region I (DOST RO I) joins the 8thNational Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) as it showcased the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (CPGP) during its launching held ...

PILOTING OF CARRAGEENAN PLANT GROWTH PROMOTER IN REGION I

April 01, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology Region I (DOST RO I) and Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO1) conducted the Farmer’s Field Day together with 150 farmer cooperators ...

Smart farming comes to town

March 31, 2019
A kind of digital transformation is making inroads into the Philippine agriculture sector. On surface, it appears to be the application of “artificial intelligence,” no pun intended, to Filipino farme ...

TECH SPACE : Smart farming comes to town

March 31, 2019
A kind of digital transformation is making inroads into the Philippine agriculture sector. On surface, it appears to be the application of “artificial intelligence,” no pun intended, to Filipino farme ...

AGRITRENDS: THE SPECTER OF EL NIÑO (Last of Three Parts)

March 29, 2019
It rose out of the tropical Pacific in late 1997, bearing more energy than a million Hiroshima bombs.  By the time it had run its course eight months later, the giant El Niño of 1997-98 had deranged w ...

Upgrading Agri-Aqua potentials in Bicol region

March 28, 2019
Known for its iconic Mt. Mayon, sili ice cream, pinangat, Bicol Express, and pili nuts, Bicol has been a popular destination for travellers. Although identified to be susceptible to typhoons, landslid ...

Problema sa pagpapatuyo ng aning palay, may solusyon na

March 26, 2019
Rekomendado ng Ilocos Regional Develop­ment Council (RDC 1) ang Portable Solar (Portasol) Dryer na gawang Pinoy para sa mga magsasaka at negosyante bilang tugon sa kanilang problema sa pagtutuyo ng ...

Seaweed-based fertilizer to increase rice yield

March 25, 2019
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Davao targets to increase rice productivity in the region by 2020 through the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP).Carrageenan PGP is a fertili ...

More efficient PH hybrid rice farming pushed

March 25, 2019
Asingan, Pangasinan—To achieve the goal of finally making the Philippines a rice sufficient country, the Department of Agriculture has intensified its campaign for the adoption of hybrid rice technolo ...

NDRRMC reports P1.33-B El Niña damage to agriculture

March 23, 2019
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has reported that damage to agriculture in the country from the El Nino weather phenomenon has reached P1.33 billion. NDRRMC Executive Dire ...

Technology forum pushes for more efficient hybrid rice farming in PH

March 21, 2019
Asingan, Pangasinan—To achieve the goal of finally making the Philippines a rice sufficient country, the Department of Agriculture has intensified its campaign for the adoption of hybrid rice technolo ...

CARRAGEENAN PGP SHOWCASED IN RICE FARMERS’ FIELD DAY

March 20, 2019
Farmers evaluate the crop stand of the host rice farm in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Over 30 farmer cooperators from Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental participated ...

‘Uong and balat’

March 20, 2019
UONG and balat, the Ilocano term for oyster mushroom and sea cucumber, respectively, have been featured in a recent event. Due to the significance of these commodities to some sectors, the Ilocos Agr ...



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