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Broiler production increases with 2 veterinary products By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico TOP BROILER contract growers in Pampanga and Pangasinan are pointing to two veterinary products as having played a key role in their being top producers of a big time broiler contract growing integrator. The contract growers – Enrique Macapagal of Tarlac City, Roe […]

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Deodorize pig manure with fedgrozyme By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico THE OBNOXIOUS smell of pig manure is a big problem of every swine raiser unless they know how to go about in eliminating the foul odor. However, Hipolito “Jun” Saoyao and Marianito Garinggo of Tubao, La Union have licked the problem by adding an enzyme-based […]

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Enhancing peace in ARMM the PhilRice-JICA way By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico PEACE IN the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has always been elusive. Other than political reasons, the continuing conflict between the Muslim rebels and the government is being aggravated by poverty among Muslims. To many of the rebels, winning the war that […]

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Low-tech but cheap and reliable By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico LOWLAND RICE FARMERS can now easily assess the soil nutrient that is deficient in their fields by using a kit invented by a former soil science professor at the University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos (UPLB), former scientist of the International Rice Research Institute […]

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PhilRice Deputy Director is Ilocos Region son By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico FIRST, Dr. Leocadio S. Sebastian from Vigan City, Ilocos Sur was the PhilRice [Philippine Rice Research Institute] deputy executive director for research when Dr. Santiago R. Obien was the executive director then, Dr. Madonna C. Casimero of Balungao, Pangasinan became the third PhilRice […]

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Reduced tilapia feeding gives more income By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico HERE’S GOOD NEWS for tilapia raisers – you may now reduce the amount of supplemental feed given to your fish and still get more income. Aquaculture researchers at the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) led by Dr. Remedios B. […]

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Stop indiscriminate spraying to save onion predators By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico ONION FARMERS may as well stop spraying insecticides indiscriminately on their crops to protect predators or friendly insects that help them control the onion leaf miner, scientifically known as Liriomyza trifolii. This advice comes from Dong Arida, a pest management expert of the […]

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The many benefits from Brown Rice By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico IT’S ABOUT TIME Filipinos should be eating brown rice instead of the well polished white rice. Brown rice offers lots of benefits to the human body, as well as to the economy. Dr. Marissa V. Romero, food chemist of the Philippine Rice Research Institute […]

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Know more about the rice you eat: 2 By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico THE B VITAMINS support and maintain the rate of human metabolism, enhance healthy skin and muscle tone, promote cell growth and division, including the red blood cells that help prevent anemia, reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, as well as combat the […]

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