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Argentina's Mendoza region tops a new index of wine areas most targeted by Nature's wrath. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

When Nature vents her wrath on grapes

By Agence France-Presse Making wine is a tough job in most places, what with frost, hail, drought and bushfires to contend with. But nowhere is…

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From 50 cavans to 200 cavans per hectare

By Zac B. Sarian Dennis Miguel, the fellow who wanted to break the world record of 20.2 tons of palay per hectare achieved in India,…


Farmers harvest rice crops on a hot day in a farm in Argao, Southern Cebu. The Cebu City government has allocated about P10 million to set up communal catch basins in 28 upland barangays to help farmers cope up with the effects of the dry spell.(Photo by: Juan Carlo de Vela) mbnewspictures / mbnewspix

Farm business school opened in S. Cotabato

By Ellalyn de Vera-Ruiz The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched a Farm Business School (FBS) program to help farmers in South Cotabato build knowledge…

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Some stunning Styloglossum species

by Jim Cootes and Ronny Boos Many of our readers would recognize the subjects of today’s article as members of the genus Calanthe, where they…