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Modified genes in photosynthesis boosts crop yield

By Philippine News Agency SAN FRANCISCO -- Researchers have increased the production of specific genes to make use of light more efficient by tobacco, effectively…


Piñol sees 4% agri growth in Q4 ’16

By Philippine News Agency MANILA -- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol has projected a 4% agricultural growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. "For the…

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DA chief orders cancellation of agri import permits

By Philippine News Agency Agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol ordered the immediate cancellation of import permits for all agriculture products, except rice, for the protection…


Agrostophyllum – a seldom grown genus

by Jim Cootes and Ronny Boos Members of the genus Agrostophyllum are seldom grown by anyone except the most enthusiastic lover of species orchids. The…

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Scientist is a mechanized rice farmer

by Zac B. Sarian Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia, a scientist, is the new director of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization. But more…


PH working to cut milk imports, meet local demand

By Philippine News Agency The government is adopting various strategies to increase milk production in a bid to meet local demand and reduce import requirements…