ORGANIC PESTICIDES & ORGANIC CONCOCTION PRODUCTION BY CLSU

The Central Luzon State University Extension Center Webinar Series Season 3 has been publishing research-based sustainable agriculture technologies. The topic for the first series is Organic Pesticides and Concoction Production for Vegetable Farming presented by Dr. Jonathan Galindez, OIC-Director, University…

The Soil Food Web

This post by Sambali Beach Farm an all-natural farm set on the sandy beaches of Zamables gives a nice representation of the biological activity that we outlined in our article, The Basics Of Soil Fertility. There is this very beautiful…

Earthworms!

This article from Penn University in the US, does a very good job of summarizing the positive effects of earthworm populations in agriculture, and also details how you can encourage the proliferation of earthworms in your area. It begins by…

Cover Crops

The Rodale Institute has conducted extensive research on organic farming systems and have proven over 30 years that sustainable farming practices are superior in every way. One of the technologies that they have perfected is the use of cover crops.…

The Basics of Soil Fertility

All sustainable farming systems and practices recognize one fundamental principle: Soil is not merely a dead substance or planting medium, it is a complex, living ecosystem. This ecosystem, comprised of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, insects, invertebrates, plants and small animals are…

Seeds, The Farmer’s Freedom

In this age of GE seeds, hybrids and seed corporations, farmers are becoming increasingly dependent on outside sources for resource that had always been free by right: seeds. For thousands of years farmers saved seeds from their crops for the…

Why Forests are Important for Farmers

In the age of conventional agriculture, the value of forest land has rarely been appreciated. Farmers value clear land so that they can maximize the amount of crops they are able to grow and sell. However, decades of evidence is…

Irrefutable Evidence Proves Golden Rice Is A Total Farce

By Aeon Mapa Just in case you haven’t heard, one of the most pressing issues in food production in the Philippines today is that of genetically engineered Golden Rice. Unfortunately the Philippines has become the first country to approve cultivation…

Flood Resistant Crops

The Philippines is a wonderful place for farming. Abundant rains and warm weather make it possible for us to grow nearly any food all year round. However there are some challenges that come with that heavy rain, one of the…