Thursday, October 13, 2011


One of the attractions at the recent Agrilink trade show was this miniature horse which is just about two feet tall. It was being walked around by the lady veterinarian of Paradizoo which is well known for introducing unusual breeds of animals. It could be a very nice pet for kids but probably only those whose parents could afford to buy it. According to the lady vet, this one costs Php280,000.

Unique Upo

Diana Aguila holds an unusual upo or bottle gourd at the Agrilink trade show at the World Trade Center-Metro Manila last week. A product of Allied Botanical Corporation, it is small compared to other bottle gourd varieties but it has special uses. Besides being highly suitable for cooking, it could be allowed to fully mature so the rind becomes hard. Then it is good for making into handicraft for decorative purposes and for holding wine. It could also be made into a unique flower vase.


Chong Ken Foo of Exotic Focus Philippines Company stands before his exhibit at the recent Agrilink trade show at the World Trade Center-Metro Manila. His bio-organic products are used for inoculating seeds before planting so that the plants will become robust and resistant to diseases. He has also a bio-organic product that is used for decomposting farm wastes such as rice straw in just a matter of one week or thereabouts. The pictures shown in his exhibit booth are crops treated with his bio-organic products.


La Union provincial board member Joaquin Ostrea is developing a big land in Balaoan town where he is planting exotic fruits. He purposely attended the recent Agrilink trade show to buy planting materials from Teresa Orchard and Nursery. He got plenty of Longkong lanzones, Golden Queen mango, Peach mango from Australia, Eating Green and Many Babies mango from Thailand, latexless  jackfruit, Star Ruby makopa and others. Ostrea was also mayor of Balaoan for three terms before being elected to the provincial board.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Win a FREE Seminar Slot for Native Chicken Production

Click this link and post a comment on "Why do you want to attend the seminar?"

We will raffle the entries and announce the winner here.  If you are out of town, you can transfer the prize to another person.

See you!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Press release received by email

GENERAL Trias, Cavite. – The local government here led by Mayor Luis ‘Jon-Jon’ Ferrer IV and Municipal Agriculturist Nerissa Marquez alarmed over the invasion of the rice black bugs in two (2) barangays of the municipality to fight the pests in the area.

Marquez together with the local farmers close monitor the Barangay Buenavista II and San Francisco, to immediate contained the two black bug infested farmland barangays.

Farm owners apply already the Metharizium,  a fungus used to biologically control the RBB as advised by Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC), a rice crop protection body of UP, Los Banos, Laguna.
Most of the local farmers in the area are ready on this kind of trouble in farms. The Municipal Agriculture Office also conducted seminar on preventive measures on rice black bugs. The phenomenal bugs, a size of mongo beds, have infested planted crops in the fields. The pest sucks the bases of the crop to weaken and die.

Marquez also submitted reports to Provincial Agriculture Office of Engineer Mario Silan regarding the menace, so that the town can get financial assistance to the provincial governor as other town like Naic and Maragondon declared under calamity. (Dennis Caparas-Abrina)

Practical Native Poultry Raising

A Seminar/training on “Practical Native Poultry Raising” will be conducted on September 24, 2011 at the Kagawaran ng Pagsasakahan (Department of Agriculture), Agribusiness Center by Solraya Enterprises from 8:30-5:00 PM. Cost for the seminar/training for the one-day training is PHP1,000.00 which includes training materials, food and certificate.  Training topics will include the following:
-          Introduction to Practical Poultry Raising
-          The importance of Native Poultry in Farming System Development
-          How to Select Good Site for Native Chicken
-          Native Chicken Nature and Shelter/Housing/Bedding
-          Identification and Processing of Natural Feeds for Chicken
-          Basic Health Management the Natural Way
-          Handling and Storage of Eggs
-          Native Chicken Raising Maintenance Operation

The training will be conducted by Ms. Teresa Saniano of Earthkeepers and Mr. Dante Delima, both authors of the LIKASAKA Manwal.
For inquiries and reservations for the Sept 24, 2011 seminar/training, please email or contact Sandy at (0917) 847-2639.

Participants who will pre-register and deposit training fee on or before September 20, will only pay PHP900. Please deposit training fee to the following account: BPI any branch, Solraya Enterprises, C/A 3535-8057-24

Please inform payment by sending email message to indicating where deposited (branch office address) , when deposited and how much for verification purposes.  During the day of training please bring deposit slip for confirmation or by texting CP (0917) 847-2639 indicating same information indicated above.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Zac Sarian

Happy Birthday Zac!

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

Sandy and Rey

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Agrikapihan at AANI St Vincent's

Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month.

AANI St Vincent's, Tandang Sora

Seminar on Biotechology and Climate Change

Sept 9, 2011, 1pm, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

Something New, Something Old

Dinner amongst agri friends can't be just that :)

Stories led to plans and plans have to be acted on asap.

Watch out tomorrow....