Farmers Day in Mankayan town set

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of Mankayan has approved an ordinance declaring every first Wednesday to Friday of February of every year as “Farmers Day”. Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian said the ordinance aims to give proper recognition to about 10,000 farmers whose decades of hard work sustained the vegetable industry, and growth of the … Read More

Cecid flies threaten Ilocos mango farms anew

LAOAG CITY — It is nearly the season of mangoes again – the Philippines’ national fruit. But the association of mango growers and the provincial government are again concerned of cecid fly infestation here. Cecid fly resembles a bigger mosquito that attacks mango trees at night. They leave circular black marks on the mango fruit when … Read More

PH palay production picks up

  MANILA — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that October to December palay or unmilled rice production rebounded in 2017 from its -3.62 percent growth in 2016. Last year’s production volume grew 4.37 percent to 7.32 million metric tons, exceeding 2016’s 7.01 million metric tons, which was lower than the 7.27 million metric tons in … Read More

Young ‘star’ farmer starts green revolution

LAOAG CITY — Twenty-seven year-old John Lei Ganiron is a rising star in organic farming. He is an “Outstanding Young Farmer” awardee in Batac City who pioneered in automated hydroponics technology last year, growing lettuce and other high-value vegetables. A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Communications Engineering, he opted to follow in … Read More