Agri Archive

Handmade Paper from Banana Stalks

The information generated in this study shows the potential utilization of waste banana stalks as fiber resource for handmade paper by an environment-friendly protocol. Here, instead of using chemicals like caustic soda and acid in cooking the material to produce pulp, it utilized an edible fungi, Pleurotus sajor caju, to delignify the material and render

Cacao or Cocoa Farming

Cocoa is Grown on Trees The cocoa tree bears fruit on its trunk and branches. They are called pods. The pods contain seeds which are called cocoa beans. The beans are made up of a seed coat, a kernel and a germ. Cocoa needs a high temperature, plenty of water, and air that is always

Production Guide on Guava, Cultural Practices

Land PreparationĀ – plow the area once or two times followed by several harrowings to completely pulverize and expose the soil. It is best done during the dry season. Stake the field and dig holes at a distance of 5 – 7 meters to accommodate 277 seedlings in a hectare. In fertile soils, wider spacing is

Coconut Coir Processing

The growing global demand for geotextile, weaved coconut fiber twines, has transformed the priorities of the Philippine coconut industry. The industry whose only source of income in the export market was copra now faces a great challenge in meeting the growing demand for geotextile in countries like China and USA. However, the production of coconut

Tomato Contract Growing

The incredible part of this is that you can plant without having to worry about where to acquire the capital you need. Just give the ISTPP the assurance that you will sell them your harvest, and you can avail yourself of their financial assistance with a zero interest rate. Engr. Felipe Mateo, the general manager