Thursday, February 21, 2019
Department of Agriculture VI

Ilonggo farmers told to use farm machines

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala urged Ilonggo farmers to embrace farm mechanization. According to Alcala, the use of machines in farming will make...
Farmers are expected to be the most affected by the El Niño phenomenon, according to PAGASA. Photo courtesy of Bea Mary Zaragosa

Damage to agri in Iloilo due to El Niño now worth nearly P1B

The damage to rice fields in the province of Iloilo due to “severe drought” exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon has reached nearly P1...
The town of Leon in Iloilo produces agricultural products like ampalaya, cabbage, eggplant and Baguio beans.

Iloilo farmers need support

Known as an agricultural province, Iloilo has vast farm lands for planting of crops such as vegetables and fruits. But, according to Lea Lara, executive...
The Newcastle disease (ND) outbreak in Luzon

Tighter measures against ‘aratay’ imposed

The Department of Agriculture (DA-6) is imposing stricter biosecurity and quarantine measures in all ports of Western Visayas following a Newcastle disease (ND) outbreak...
Khovaev paid a courtesy call on Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol recently.

Export potential seen for agri products in Iloilo

Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev considers the province of Iloilo as a “potential” source of agricultural products for exports to Russia. “The province...
Iloilo Metropolitan Times

DREAM FOUR

They say a journey of a thousand mile starts with a single step. It was not said though whether such a step well surely...
Western Visayas produced 570, 413 metric tons (MT) of rice from July to September in 2015. The figure is lower compared to 615, 661 MT in the same period in 2014.

PSA-6: Palay, corn harvests in WV down

Palay and corn productions in Western Visayas decreased in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-6). The region produced 570,...
Negros Island Region

Negros Island coffee sector seen to get boost with inclusion in industry cluster

The Negros Island Region (NIR) coffee industry is seen to get a boost with its enrollment in the industry cluster, according to the Department...
How to survived in hog farming?

INVESTING IN FARMING (2): Is Hog Farming Profitable?

Hog farming has its pitfalls. Many have ventured in this business and failed but there are also others who have succeeded and became successful....
Larry Locara

Integration and Diversification are Keys to Survival

Time and again, we have written about integrating and diversifying crops for better agro-ecology and income streams. Readers and listeners of our radio program...