Citrus Production, Part 4 Propagation and Management

In Region 2, the use of rootstock is very successful for mandarin, calamansi, sweet orange and pummelos, this is referred to as calamandarin. In the absence of calamandarin, the same stock as the scion could be used for pummelo, ladu mandarin and calamansi. However, rootstocks are very susceptible to foot rot and root rot when

Citrus Production, Part 3 Fruit Management Practices

Pre-Conditioning Stage Pre-conditioning is done at least two months before bud formation. Pre-conditioning helps in obtaining maximum yield of the citrus plants. Powdery mildew is the most common disease during this stage. Management practices Prune broken, dead and infested branches, and paint pruned parts with fungicide paste solution to avoid disease infestation. Cut or remove

Citrus Production, Part 2 Orchard Management

Fruit tree production is assuming a general importance and have direct role in the rural economy of the country. New orchards are being established and existing orchards are being expanded in many parts of the country due to the increasing demand for fruits and fruit products in local markets and export potentials of some fruits.

Citrus Production, Part 1 Common Varieties

Calamondin – This is locally known as kalamansi. Its tree is small with upright branches. Its leaves are broadly oval, dark green on the upper surface and pale green underneath. Its fruits are small, ranging from 0.3 to 3.5 cm long and 3.8 to 4.5 cm in diameter. The juice is rich in phosphorous, calcium,

Vermicomposting: Turning Trash to Cash

Philippine Agriculture has been faced with problems on low productivity, low income of rural households and pollutive disposal of farm wastes due to the burning of crop residue and dumping of animal wastes into bodies of water. Low productivity especially in crop production is largely due to the declining fertility of the soil brought about