Category: Agri Business

31
Aug
2016

5 Produce That Can Grow in Your Own Home

Some people consider their homes as their favourite place in the entire world. If you are one of them, you might want to make it an even better place by planting your own produce in the garden. It would certainly lessen your trips to the grocery store and the market...

09
Aug
2016

Pineapple Production Guide

Aside from being nutritious and delicious, pineapple is a good foreign exchange earner. Pineapple can be processed into juice, jam, vinegar, nata de pina, preserves and candies. Its leaves are a source of a remarkable strong and silky fiber that can be processed into cloth and cordage. Even its skin...

05
Aug
2016

Value Added Products from Guyabano (Soursop)

Preservation/utilization of fruits has been getting widespread attention not only on its increasing acceptability in the food market but also because of its potential as a means of generating an export. The various preservation of guyabano was briefly described in the following procedures.

25
Jul
2016

17 Essential Gardening Tasks for Summer

With June almost over, now is the time to prepare for the gardening tasks which face us this summer – and whilst you may think a lot of the hard work in terms of planting and preparation has already been done during Spring, you’ll be surprised at how…

21
Jul
2016

Banana Production Guide

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.

15
May
2016

Potential food products from “Batanes berries” explored

Batanes is not only visually known for its picturesque landscapes of verdant rolling hills and lush mountains, its iconic stone houses, its raw climate, and its unique cultural heritage. Batanes is also home to an indigenous tree, Arius (Podocarpus costalis), which the lvatans referred to as “Batanes pines”. The tree,...

03
Mar
2016

SNAP Hydroponics

Hydroponics is an alternative system of growing plants without soil. Instead of soil, an inert media is used into which a nutrient solution containing essential elements is added for a plant’s normal growth and development. Existing commercial hydroponics systems vary in terms of form, size, and type of materials. They...

13
Jan
2016

All About Lemongrass

Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, (of which the type species is Cymbopogon citratus [a natural and soft tea Anxiolytic]) native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass,...

02
Oct
2015

Broccoli and Cauliflower Production Guide

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var italica Plenck) is one of the most expensive vegetables in the Philippines. It can be boiled, steamed, stir fried, or sauteed with other vegetables. It is fairly high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var botrytis)...

vermiculite
09
Sep
2015

Vermiculite: The mineral wonder in urban gardening

High-rise condominiums, studio-type apartments, huge commercial establishments, train-like structures of slum areas— these are the common views all over the metro. Indeed, urbanization has invaded most of our cities which brought out numerous problems. One is improper solid waste disposal, which becomes an environmental threat for us Filipinos due to...

15
Aug
2015

Papaya Production Guide

Papaya (Carica papaya Linn.), originated from tropical America and is considered as one of most important fruit crops in the Philippines because of its great economic potential. The fruit is cylindrically long, pear shaped or round, it is orange to orange-red, sweet and juicy when ripe. Unripe papaya makes for...