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Firm vows to help promote tobacco use vs farm, fishpond pests

TOBACCO growers see hope in uses for tobacco other than for the manufacture of cigarettes. Government scientists and a private firm are supporting tobacco use as organic fertilizers and pesticides. LEONCIO BALBIN/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A tobacco company based in Bulacan province said it would promote the use of tobacco dust as organic fertilizer and pesticide to help at least three million tobacco farmers and their families earn more income.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Heherson Alvarez and organic farming


I read with interest former Sen. Heherson Alvarez’s article in the Inquirer’s Commentary column on Saturday about climate change and steps the government is doing to address the problem.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Stalls to market green fertilizers in malls pushed


The Mandaue City government will soon put up stalls in malls and public markets promoting organic fertilizers produced by the establishments that will soon be required to put up their own material recovery facility (MRF)

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fungus is key to UPLB’s ambitious greening plan


MANILA, Philippines—They may be invisible to the eye, but the microscopic fungi spores used by the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) as organic fertilizer have the strength to keep alive millions of trees. A fungus-based fertilizer called Mykovam, which was developed by UPLB scientists, is the secret ingredient of the government’s ambitious six-year greening […]

Posted: May 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »