Rita dela Cruz
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Farmer grows recommended cacao varieties through CPAR
by Rita dela Cruz - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Fermin Anog, 61, has been a farmer all his life.
Coffee scrub can be good for the skin
by Rita dela Cruz - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine the smell of roasted fine ground coffee beans, brewed and poured in a cup.
Apali nuggets: A healthy option for non-pork eaters
by Rita dela Cruz - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Who would have thought that an indigenous tuber crop, found in the tropical forest of the Philippines can be turned into nuggets, a healthy alternative for non-pork eaters?
The bewitching appeal of Siquijor’s healthy beef
by Rita dela Cruz - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Siquijor, a tiny island province known for its mysterious and bewitching tourist attractions, is yet to be famed for another of its best and finest product — Siquijor beef.
Snap beans, garden peas tested for organic farming
by Rita dela Cruz - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Snap bean or “baguio bean” and garden pea (chicharo) are two of the most important vegetable legumes grown in the Philippines.
Plant Genetic Resources Center opens in Isabela
by Rita dela Cruz - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) Center officially opened at the Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley Research Center in Ilagan, Isabela.
Artificial insemination makes goat raising more profitable
by Rita dela Cruz - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Goat raising is a livestock-based enterprise that requires minimal investment but guarantees a return of investment in a short period of time. However, the lack of quality breeder stock and the high cost of breeding...
Fighting pests in organically produced vegetables
by Rita dela Cruz - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
People have often associated organically-grown salad greens with healthy eating.
Government moves to revive piña fiber industry
by Rita dela Cruz - June 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
The red Spanish pineapple is one of the four varieties of pineapple that are being grown in the Philippines, along with smooth Cayenne or Hawaiian, Queen or Formosa, and Cabezona. But due to the fibrous, sweet and...
Fighting cassava witches’ broom disease
by Rita dela Cruz - October 29, 2016 - 11:02pm
Cassava is an important crop in the Philippines because of its many uses. In addition to rice and corn, cassava is a staple food among Filipinos particularly those in Mindanao. It is also used for feed and fue...
Lato: Nutritious grapes from the sea
by Rita dela Cruz - July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
Have you tasted the sea?
Endemic Surigao oyster a high-priced delicacy
by Rita dela Cruz - May 29, 2016 - 12:00am
It is not surprising to know that the country has an exceptionally high rate of endemism or the prevalence of particular species exclusively within the country’s geographic boundaries.
Native chicken products, anyone?
by Rita dela Cruz - July 11, 2010 - 12:00am
With all the hype on crispy and flavorful plump chicken breasts and chunky thighs, it’s no wonder that most people, particularly the young ones, prefer eating commercially-bred broiler over native chicken...
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