Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business

You’re excited about finally turning your awesome business idea into reality, but you aren’t sure if this will become successful. Have you carefully assessed all the important considerations before you set up your business? A lot of business startups in the Philippines fail because their owners weren’t able to consider the most important aspects of

Cage Culture of Silver Pompano

Aquaculture’s role in the Philippine fisheries industry has dramatically increased in the recent years. In 2007, 47% of the overall fish supply was contributed by aquaculture alone (BAS Regional Production Data, 2007). With regards to cultured species, the paradigm shift from the promotion of traditional species to high-value species is gaining momentum with considerable impact

Citrus Production, Part 6 Harvesting and Handling

Citrus trees bear fruits in about three to five years from planting and can be harvested after five to six months from flowering depending on the species, cultural management, and the environment. Unlike other fruits, citrus does not exhibit further ripening after harvest so that picking at the right stage of maturity is most IMPORTANT.

Citrus Production, Part 5 Integrated Pest Management

Like any other crop, many destructive pests and diseases limit the production of citrus. The common pests which attack the citrus plant include rind borer, greenbug, barkborer, fruitfly, scales,citrus psylla,aphids, and mites. Citrus diseases are either caused by bacteria, fungi or virus and virus-like particles. A systemic virus-like disease known as leaf mottling and its

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