THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT I have agreed to assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its outreach in the remote areas of Mindanao with their “Bayanihan” program for alternate livelihoods for recovering drug addicts and reformed insurgents. I will be teaching and helping mentor soldiers and community members alike to mold […]
When you see this picture what does it make you think ? You may think these are merely grasses on a hillside just there for whatever reason. Couldn’t be further from the truth these grasses and other shrubs have a very practical purpose in not only stopping erosion but also fixating nitrogen and also creating […]
To continue where we left off we covered the VERY BASICS of feed formulation, what you can use , and the very basic math behind this. I AM NOT A ROCKET SCIENTIST. THIS IS DESIGNED TO BE A PRACTICAL AND EXPEDIENT AND MOST OF ALL SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE FEEDS. Cost cutting (Silage) What if […]
Today we are going to talk feeds this is CRUCIAL in agriculture. We will discuss the proportions and fractions (there is a little math behind this don’t worry it’s painless). I will also discuss getting the most out of what you have available to you in your area. So let’s get into it shall we ? Why make […]
(Picture taken From NC-2 course ACES PANABO, DAVAO) Quick and easy way to make good fertilizer for those of my followers that are “grow crop” people. What you’ll need: 50 kg Rice bran 50 kg Manure (cow, carabao ,goat, chicken, so on .) 50 kg Vermicast 50 kg Humus/Garden soil 12.5 kg Carbonized rice hull […]
Nitrogen is CRUCIAL in sustaining agricultural or any life for that matter.
This is an outline of the VERY BASIC idea behind crop rotation and the benefits of rotating crops and hazards of not doing so.
Families of plants and examples of those families for consideration in crop rotation. GRASS FAMILY rice, corn, sugar cane, oats , wheat etc CABBAGE FAMILY bok choy, pechay ,broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collard, mustard, radish, turnip LEGUME FAMILY (and very good for nitrogen fixing in your soil I will address that in part […]
Why is it that we lose yield or that we would see our soil depleted after so many rotations of the same crop? Why would a farmer lose so much harvest to insects ? I have a one word answer for you ….. COMPLACENCY ! Firstly when you rotate your crops after each cycle even insects […]
How to Build Your Own Composter The easiest way is to use a rubber bin. If you want to build your own bin, the following are important basics: Your bin should be around a foot in depth. (no more than 1Ω feet). Your bin should be opaque and have a proper lid. Make sure to […]
Now that we have discussed a very basic cost effective way to make compost and to prepare material to suffice as feeds for the worms we will use let’s get into vermiculturing and what it entails. As we know in organic and sustainable agriculture proper utilization of waste negates the by product left behind while […]