Phytoplasma-caused diseases slow down cassava yield in ZamPen »

Phytoplasma-caused diseases slow down cassava yield in ZamPen

PAGADIAN CITY/03 March 2014–Phytoplasma-caused diseases are contributing largely to the production of cassava crops in the Zamboanga Peninsula region,said entomologist-toxicologist D. Erlinda Vasquez. Whiteflies, Mealy bugs, Brown leaf spot and Witches’ broom disease caused by Phytoplasma are the most common diseases attacking cassava in the region thus contributing to yield reduction, Vasquez elaborated. Vasquez, an […]

DA awards outstanding UOA graduates »

DA awards outstanding UOA graduates

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur—In support to rice production and productivity particularly among the marginal farmers, the Department of Agriculture conducted a University-on-the-Air (UOA) on Animal Health Care for Rice Draft Animals. Carabaos (domestic water buffalo), known as the farmers’ best friend and for some, cattle, are useful animals during land preparation and other farming […]

DA boosts fishing activity in Lake Lanao »

DA boosts fishing activity in  Lake Lanao

BORAKIS, BALINDONG, Balindong, Lanao del Sur/17 April 2012 by Sherwin Manual—Maranaos  here have better reason to get up early, sail and do their fishing activity. This after the fisherfolk community were granted their new boats and fishing gear to boost their sluggish fishing livelihood. “For a long time, many of us were fishermen without a […]

MRDP gathers Minda people’s orgs on 11 May »

MRDP gathers Minda people’s orgs on 11 May

DAVAO CITY, Philippines/17 April 2012 by Ma. Lucille A. Branzuela—The Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) will be hosting this year’s biggest gathering of people’s organizations (PO) in Mindanao. Dubbed as MRDP PO Congress, the said activity which coincides with the annual farmers’ month celebration will be conducted on May 11 in Davao City and will […]

Farmers Strategic Planning Workshops set in ZaNorte »

Farmers Strategic Planning Workshops set in ZaNorte

DIPOLOG CITY, Philippines/02 February 2012–Two Cassava strategic Planning workshops will be conducted in Zamboanga del Norte on 7-8 February  at Dapatan, Manukan and 9-10 February  in Miatan, Katipunan. The activity is spearheaded by  six municipalities namely;  Dipolog, Dapitan, Polanco, Katipunan, Roxas and Manukan ( DDPKaRoMa) chaired by the Provincial Governor, Atty. Rolando E. Yebes in […]

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