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Graduate CLSU student makes major discovery A research conducted by a graduate student from the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Munoz, Nueva Ecija, has shown the potential of rhizobacteria to enhance the growth and yield of rice. The study entitled “Enhancement of Growth and Yield of Aerobic Rice [Oryza sativa…

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In its drive to engage more Filipino youth in agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has launched the project entitled “Glamourizing Farming through Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living.” The project aims to make the youth appreciate farming in urban areas and involve them in agricultural work through…

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Operators of mechanized farms can now keep their farm tractors and machines continuously running with the availability of Sparex quality replacement spare parts in the Philippines. Sparex spare parts cover a wide range of farm tractor brands including Massey-Ferguson, John Deere, New Holland Agriculture, Deutz Fahr, McCORMICK, Valtra, Landini, Case…

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Farmers in Lubao, Pampanga, got a tremendous boost in their income driven by proper modern crop management and a continuous supply of SL-8H Super Hybrid Rice Seeds from private company SL Agritech Corp. With the present crop stand, the expected yield from Lubao rice farmers alone will be no less…

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) has launched a program that will certify farmer-mechanics to keep small farm equipment in the Philippines continuously operating. According to PhilMech, the “Magsasakang Mekaniko” (Farmer Mechanic) program is expected to increase the number of certified farmer-mechanics who can provide maintenance services for…

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The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), an agency under the Department of Agriculture (DA), is currently undertaking trials for the propagation of Spanish red pineapple in the Philippines. BAR Director Nicomedes Eleazar visited the Camarines Norte Lowland, Rainfed Research-Outreach Station in the province early this week to get an update…

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TALISAYAN, Zamboanga City: Commercial fishing firms and fisher folk can now resume their operations in the waters here as the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources officially opened the sardines season in the peninsula, following a three-month ban on sardine fishing. Species like tuna, Sardinella lemuru (tamban), and salay-salay ginto (scad) can…

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THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) proposed to link two university consortia that share interests in agriculture and related sciences. SEARCA Director Gil Saguiguit presented during a recent Tokyo symposium the merits of opening the prestigious Southeast Asian University Consortium for…

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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte: Community members of Southern Leyte have taken cooking to the next level with the utilization of fuel made from animal manure, which was realized under the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) Community-managed Potable Water And Sanitation Hygiene (CPWASH) project. Residents from the three remote villages of Maasin and the towns of Hinunangan…

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Bangladesh will adopt the multi-commodity solar tunnel dryer (MCSTD) that was modified for use in the Philippines, demonstrating the feasibility of the technology that has been adopted by both farmers and agribusiness companies. The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), which developed the MCSTD, has entered into a…

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