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IPM is easier and cheaper than you think By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico FARMERS who are not yet practicing integrated pest management or IPM may as well follow the innovators to enjoy the numerous benefits from this practice. It is a lot easier and cheaper than you think. IPM may be defined as an agro-ecological […]

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Achievable targets in hybrid rice production program urged By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico FROM ALL INDICATIONS, hybrid rice production can very well provide sufficient rice to feed the country’s burgeoning population, but the former coordinator of the national hybrid rice production program, Dr. Manuel G. Gaspar, urges officials to set achievable targets. Dr. Gaspar, a […]

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Rice varieties for drought-prone areas By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico MORE THAN 1 million hectares of ricefields in the Philippines are drought-prone. Farmers in these areas normally suffer from long periods without rain that should provide the much needed water for their rice crops. In many instances, yields are low whenever drought affected their crops. […]

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Growth promoter spells success in broiler and egg production By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico A LOCALLY FORMULATED growth promoter has spelled more success for broiler and layer farms in Central Luzon, most especially in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. At least three poultry owners and a professor at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Muñoz, […]

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SSNM Technique for Higher Rice Yield By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico A TECHNIQUE that advocates the optimum use of indigenous nutrient sources like crop residues and manures as well as the timely application of fertilizers to meet the deficit between rice demand for nutrients and the supply of nutrients from the soil and organic inputs […]

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Ilocos Region scion develops cheap soil analysis method By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico LITTLE IS KNOWN that the Ilocos Region has produced a nationally known agriculture scientist who has developed an easy, fast, and cheap method of assessing soil fertility in irrigated rice farms that small rice farmers themselves can use.

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DL Umali Achievement Award for a Vietnamese scientist (Part 1) By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico DR. VO TONG XUAN is not a Filipino, but permit me to use this column to pay tribute to a friend from our undergraduate years at the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA) in Los Banos in the 1960s. Last November […]

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“Sacada” descendant a pillar in aggie research By Dr. Sosimo Ma. Pablico MANY DESCENDANTS of migrants from Northern Luzon have great difficulty in tracing the exact origin of their forefathers and, hence, could not pinpoint any relative there. The simple reason is that they were brought to those places and, therefore, had no opportunity to […]

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