Agri Archive

Coconut-Banana Intercropping

Bio-Physical Basis for Intercropping In monocrop coconut, much area is left unproductive throughout its life span. The effective root area per coconut palm is only 12.5 sq m and the functional roots are concentrated between 30 and 130 cm depth, which give an ample space for intercrop. In intercropping with banana, fertilization of coconut should

Guide to Young Corn Production

Young cob corn (Zea mays L.), the newly developed corn, has been used by Chinese as vegetable for generations and this practice has spread to other Asian countries. It is used as ingredient in most food preparations. It has nutritive value similar to that of non-legume vegetable such as cauliflower, tomato, cucumber and cabbage. This

Free Agriculture Seminar at ATI-DA for 2017

Schedule of seminars: February 10 – Mushroom Seminar March 2 – Agri By-Products Utilization March 7 – Mango Production & Processing May 12 – Poultry Production & Processing June 9 – Swine Production 7 Meat Processing July 14 – Herbs & Spices Production and Processing August 11 – Cassava-based Processing August 25 – Cutflower Production

Farming and Production of Chico or Sapodilla

Chico is believed to be native to Yucatan and possibly other nearby parts of southern Mexico, as well as northern Belize and northeastern Guatemala. It was introduced long ago throughout tropical America and the West Indies and the southern part of the Florida mainland. Chico is a prolific tree. It bears fruit most months of

Growing and Production of Garlic

Garlic grows well in clay, alluvial and sandy loam soils. Sandy loam, properly applied with fertilizer, generally produces big, compact and heavy bulbs of good quality. Heavier soils such as clay loam also give profitable yields if they are cultivated and fertilized properly. Garlic requires cool weather during the early stage of growth thus it

Growing Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage, which is either of the heading or non-heading type, refers to several brassicas that are considerably different from each other. Cultural practices are the same as for regular cabbage, although Chinese cabbage matures more quickly and may be harvestable in as few as 60 to 65 days from seeding. The more common of