A new breed of duck is poised to improve the Philippine duck industry anchored on the support of the private sector. Launched during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), Itik Pinas (IP), a genetically superior breeder duck, improves the egg-laying performance of the Philippine Mallard Duck from 55 to 70% per year with an
Scylla serrata and Scylla tranquebarica are the common mud crabs occurring in the estuarine and mangrove areas along the East coast of India. Scylla serrata is commonly called as “red crab” and it prefers to live in low saline waters, whereas S. tranquebarica, the “green crab” lives in high saline waters. Male crabs of S.
Growing organic plants remains to be one of the toughest jobs put forth before the modern day cultivators. Basics of agriculture remain the same even after many years. People would always want best out of any cultivable land. The aim is well justified only when sufficient facilities are available for the farmers. Adequate knowledge on
The makabuhay plant is a clinging vine, and the name itself suggests the primary purpose of such plant. Makabuhay is a Filipino translation of the English term ‘pro-life or to give life’. It is commonly known as the paliahan in the Visayas region. The plant belongs to the family of Menispermaceae, and can grow, or
Chrysanthemum is one of the leading cutflowers and potted plants in the international market. Domestic market has increased both for cutflowers and potted plants. Local production cannot cope with the demand, thus the importation of this cutflower from other countries. The development of chrysanthemum industry as a major ornamental cutflower and potted plants enterprises supports
Banana floral thrips (Thrips flaerum): Can be controlled by spraying the bunch with effective insecticides like Dioazinon. Two to three spraying are required to attain good control. Furthermore, inflorescence injection with the application of synthetic pyrethroid has also been found effective in controlling thrips. DISEASES: important diseases affecting Saba banana are sigatoka, black leaf streak,