Organic Agriculture/Organic Farming

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  • #107832


    ~Sweetren~
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    Organic
    foodBritish
    farmers can’t keep up with the demand for organic food. Much organic
    produce is imported though; and, if environmental concerns are part of
    the equation, does importing make sense? And is organic food actually
    ‘healthier’?What
    is organic food?Most
    farming relies heavily on artificial chemical fertilizers and
    pesticides. Around 350 pesticides are permitted, and it’s estimated
    that 4.5billion litres of them are used annually. While there are
    Government rules about accepted levels of pesticide residues in our
    food, there can be concerns about their long-term effect. Agrochemicals
    and artificial fertilizers can harm the environment too.Organic
    agriculture is carried out to a set of legally defined standards.
    Producers then pay to have their produce monitored and certified by one
    of several organic organisations, of which the Bristol-based Soil
    Association is by far the largest in the UK.Organic farming
    strictly limits the use of artificial chemical fertilizers or
    pesticides. Antibiotics for animals are kept to an absolute minimum.
    Instead it emphasises farming methods such as crop rotation to keep the
    soil healthy and natural pest-control systems. Genetically modified
    crops are forbidden. Organic bodies also demand more space for animals
    and higher welfare standards.Is
    all organic food the same?No.
    Some organic certification schemes are stricter than others. The Soil
    Association’s are most stringent, particularly for poultry and pigs.
    Soil Association-certified chickens are kept in smaller flocks, and
    have more space indoors and out than others. Other organic poultry
    standards are closer to free-range.A
    campaigning as well as certifying body, the Soil Association is helping
    UK schools switch to organic produce and encouraging visits to organic
    farms as part of its education programme. Its trademark is the best
    known organic symbol; it opposes proposals for an EU organic logo, due
    to be introduced in 2009, which would allow food contaminated with up
    to 0.9 per cent GM-modified material to call itself organic. The Soil
    Association fears that the symbol would undermine its own more-rigorous
    standards. It also fears the logo would obscure the local origins of
    organic food. Is
    organic food ‘better’?The
    Food Standards Agency (FSA) takes the position that there is not enough
    scientific evidence to claim that organic food is safer or more
    nutritious than conventionally produced food. Government ministers have
    followed suit by describing buying organic food as a ‘lifestyle’
    choice. Given that most people don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables,
    the logic goes, it’s important they are not put off eating more by
    believing conventional produce isn’t healthy.The FSA continually
    reviews the latest research to make sure its advice is based on the
    most up-to-date science. Results of a recent, much-reported £12-million
    EU study examining the nutritional value of organically produced
    compared with conventionally farmed food, were released in October
    2007. This four-year farming experiment took place in the north-east of
    England at Newcastle University. Early results suggest that organic
    potatoes, kiwi fruit and carrots contain up to 40 per cent more
    antioxidants such as vitamin C than conventionally farmed, while
    organically farmed lettuce, spinach and cabbage also had higher levels
    of minerals and antioxidants.Cattle
    were also reared on the farm at which the study was undertaken. Early
    results suggested that the organic milk was found to contain 60 per
    cent more antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids than ordinary milk
    contains.However,
    the Newcastle University paper has not yet been peer-reviewed and the
    study also showed that there were significant variations regarding
    micronutrient levels in foods. What’s more, the health benefits of
    anti-oxidants is also a topic of current scientific debate. More
    research is needed in this area before conclusions can be drawn.Organic
    produce on the riseSales
    of organic food in the UK have been on the up and up. Parents are
    particularly keen on it; 70 per cent of the baby food market is now
    organic. Overall, according to the latest 2007 Soil Association Organic
    Market Report (measuring all organic food sales, not just its certified
    products) sales were up by 22 per cent on the previous year.Two-thirds
    of the unprocessed organic produce in the supermarkets is from the UK.
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  • #107830


    Ding “Lagalag”
    Participant

    Saro pang sakat. Purbaran giraray. Pede na siguro. Tibaad su masunod na window bumalik na sa dati.

  • #107828


    Ding “Lagalag”
    Participant

    Isakat ko daw an thread na ini. Ta tibaad bumalik sa dati.

  • #106917


    Ed
    Participant

    There’s a lot of ways to raise organic crops. I learnedfrom books,friends, experienced and/or accident.10 years ago, I discovered that most plants like cold soil as long as their leaves are exposed to direct sun. I’ve planted purple yam (ube) under the shade of large trees.From sapling itgrows real fast chasing that sunlight,then vines and leaves shoot up on top of the tree. The leaves soaks up the sun and keeps growing until the freeze kills it (winter). The result is very rewarding. My ube are 4 times larger than ones plantedin the open and without shade. Itis alsogreat for Citrus (oranges, grapefruits and pomelos). I have a 20ft grapefruit tree, my house and fences on 2 sides hide its trunk and roots/soil from the sun. I did well on Ampalaya, yardlong bean(sitaw) and eggplants. I didn’t have a good luck Okra though!

  • #106907


    Ding “Lagalag”
    Participant

    Buhayon ta daw tabi an torsidong ini ta sigun sa sakuyang pag masid, dakulang tabang ini sa satu asin sa mga masunod pang henerasyon. Kan nakaaging sobra 32 anyos tabi, nagkaigwa nin proyekto an gobyerno sa Polangui asin mga kataid na lugar na magtanumnin mangga. Saro na ako sa mga nakisumaro sa mga technician na magtanum kaini.Ngunian na presentinagbuburunga na su mga mangga pero dahil sa an lokasyon kan sakung manggahan harayo sa Manila. Masasabi kong dai akong market kan mangga. Nata? Mas dakula ang gastos ko sa kabaklan kan mangga ko.
    Saro pa tabi… igua akong 11 ektaryang kalamansi-an (masuwa) sa Polangui, pero arog kan mangga dai man ining market ta daog kan kalamansi na hali sa Davao.
    An sakuyang punto, dai kitang insentibo asin tabang na hali sa gobyerno manunungod sa mga proyectong ini. Pag panahon nin mangga, dakul an mangga. Nalalapa ta dai na kayang kaonon. Kaipuhan gayud na iguang proyekto an gobiyerno na arog kan processing plant para mapreserba an mangga para e-export sa ibang nasyon. Arog man kan kalamansi (suwa) pede man ining e-puree para e-export man o pansadiring konsumo.
    Igua na man akong ginibong mga project study kaini, pero mahal an mga kagamitan. Makatakot ta diyan baga sato sa Pilipinas ararog-arog. Kun ararugan dadaugon kita kan mga mayayaman. Tibaad dai maka-uli an kapital ta, herac man satuya kun isusugal ta su satuyang pinag-pagalan.
    An saru pa palan, an pagtutubo. Masakit tabing marhay ta an presyo kan mamis, kontrolado sa ngunian kan mga negosyante. Sa ngunian, an presyo tabi kan mamis Php 15.00 an sarong takop sa Polangui. Gurano tabi ngunian diyan sa indo sa Tabako, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, Samar, Leyte, Naga asin Daet. Kun siisay man tabi saindo an taga digdi sa mga nabanggit na lugar na ini, kaipuhan mi man tabi an saindong feedback kun gurano diyan saindo an sarong takop na mamis?
    Iyan tabi anmga problema ko bilang paratanum. Tibaad tabi igua kamong feedback o aram na mas marhay napaagi, welcome tabi digdi. Nagtatanum tabi ako bako na para sa sakuya ta saru na akong retirado. Gusto ko po lamang makatabang sa mga saradit na paratanum samuya sa Polangui.
    Mabalos po tabi sa gabos.
    Please contact: Lading’s Farm Incorporated
    Balaba, Polangui, Albay

  • #105232


    Bikolanong Layas
    Participant

    Poon kan pinaki-araman kan mga tawo an ginibo kan Dios, binabayaran ta ini gabos. Malangaw, maglinig, habo ta ma-spray na sana. Habo kan kubong kaya mosquito coil na sana, Mas madali, mas maray kaya baga mas madali an buhay, mala nasulo an harong huli kan katol.
    Dai ka mahandal na dai nang makakaon an gamgam na namok buda langaw, ta mawawara naman an gamgam, sa mga Zoo na sana mahihiling asin sa Internet. An mga kadlagan, anas na sanang pungo. Pagnag-baha siisay an babasulon. Maapod “Dios ko, Dios ko” huri na.

  • #105222


    Patty
    Participant

    BL, I am all for organic farming–or as I’d prefer to call it, synthetic chemical-free food production, pero ano daw an effect sa ibang hayop na nag kakaon kan flies and mosquitoes, kun diit na sana su saindong kaka-onon?
    I like the idea of promoting thehabitat of insects and birdsthat eat flies and mosquitos and other pests. Aw inda…minakulog an payo kopag pig-isip ko an inter-dependence of all God’s creation 8-}

  • #102797


    Bikolanong Layas
    Participant

    It’s all about the environment. The air that we breath, the water that we drink, the food that we eat and the cosmetics that we use. Even if you practice organic farming but if the air is polluted it will affect your plants, if the water that you use is full o e.coli the plant will absrurb it, if you use bioscide it means suicide, if you use non-bio organic soap it will affect your soil.
    Here’s an idea for those interested to produce their own organic fertilizer. Go to Rizal beach every morning and collect all the seaweeds on the beach, it will make the area clean, then use the seaweeds as a medium to start your fertilize production.
    Or start buying the near decaying rice stalks at P50/sack, use trycoderma an presto you have an instant fertilizer. However, the effect of said fertilizer well be slower than the commercial one, but it will benefit the soil for at least two years.
    Coupled with the idea, start planting neem tree to be used as your organic perticide. It will never kill any insect even mosquito or fly but don’t be disheartened, if you spray your plant with the seed of this plant they will become impotent, so they can never reproduce anymore. Please do not ask me if it is applicable to humans.
    There’s a lot more to follow. . . .

  • #94713


    Bert
    Participant

    pepeng mulat : uni tabi an pwede kongmai-contribute sa gigibohon nindong feasiblity study regarding COMPOSTING. Dikit lang ini pero makakatabang man. Pakibasa nalang tabi sa baba:
    COMPOSTING

    What YOU can do: The basic compost recipe
    The basic recipe for efficient decomposition combines lots of carbonaceous material (dry leaves, wood chips, twigs and straw) with fresh yard trimmings, grass, vegetable and fruit peels and coffee grounds. Mix, then “cook.” This happens through the energy generated by the microorganisms, which heats a compost pile to 150 degrees at its core. “If you add about half brown to half green, your pile should start cooking,” Raver writes. Good compost should be ready in 60 to 90 days.
    In a free-form PILE or in a BIN?
    Out of doors, loosen the soil first to activate microorganisms, then lay down branches or corn stalks to promote air circulation. Michael Pollan advises, “…it’s best to begin a compost pile with a bit of compost, on the same principle as sourdough bread making.” Layers the uncontained pile, alternating six-to-eight inch layers of raw organic stuff with a sprinkling of manure, dried blood or cottonseed meal, then a two-inch layer of soil.
    Whether you let your compost decompose in plain air or in a container, keep turning your pile, which adds cold matter to the core and provides oxygen to beneficial microbes. Keep it slightly damp, but add dry leaves if the pile starts to stink.
    Warning: Keep out meat, fish, bones, grease and cheese; they attract rats. Also, oily things tend to stay preserved.

  • #94710


    Bert
    Participant

    pepeng mulat : uni tabi an pwede kongmai-contribute sa gigibohon nindong feasiblity study regarding COMPOSTING. Dikit lang ini pero makakatabang man. Pakibasa nalang tabi sa baba:
    COMPOSTING

    What YOU can do: The basic compost recipe
    The basic recipe for efficient decomposition combines lots of carbonaceous material (dry leaves, wood chips, twigs and straw) with fresh yard trimmings, grass, vegetable and fruit peels and coffee grounds. Mix, then “cook.” This happens through the energy generated by the microorganisms, which heats a compost pile to 150 degrees at its core. “If you add about half brown to half green, your pile should start cooking,” Raver writes. Good compost should be ready in 60 to 90 days.
    In a free-form PILE or in a BIN?
    Out of doors, loosen the soil first to activate microorganisms, then lay down branches or corn stalks to promote air circulation. Michael Pollan advises, “…it’s best to begin a compost pile with a bit of compost, on the same principle as sourdough bread making.” Layers the uncontained pile, alternating six-to-eight inch layers of raw organic stuff with a sprinkling of manure, dried blood or cottonseed meal, then a two-inch layer of soil.
    Whether you let your compost decompose in plain air or in a container, keep turning your pile, which adds cold matter to the core and provides oxygen to beneficial microbes. Keep it slightly damp, but add dry leaves if the pile starts to stink.
    Warning: Keep out meat, fish, bones, grease and cheese; they attract rats. Also, oily things tend to stay preserved.

  • #93805


    ji
    Participant

    Organic baga ang pig po promote ngonyan ta natural way ang course kang pag-produce ki gulay/prutas dai na kaipuhan? ang fertilizer. Su tanom sa natad na gulay/prutas na dai pigbudbudan ki fertilizer pag inani: Organic vegetables/fruits. Su nakabuhing manok na maski ano na sana ang pigkakaon pag kinatay : organic chicken. Dakul ang habo na kang may fertilizer ta kung ano anong helang ang nagluluwas ngonyan. Mas preferred kang kadaklan su gulay/prutas o animales na naturally grown/raised. Probinsya style.
    Igwang tindahan ki organic stuff, organic din ang presyo. “Whole” foods ang pangaran kang tindahan, kung duman ka mag grocery halos “whole” paycheck ang gastos mo. Dai, gusto ko lang sabihon, mas mahal pag may label/sticker na Certified Organic, dakula talaga ang diperensiya kang presyo.
    Bilang consumer, minsan pig-iisip ko, ano kaya ini? Sticker sanang idinukot para masabing organic o mabakal na sana ako kang baratong gulay/prutas na may fertilizer, baratong manok na ininiksyunan ki steroid na garo na muscles nina Rambo/Hulk ang amount kang meat? (Pag nag-breakdown na ang pagkaon sa lawas ta, su end product kaibanan na su fertilizer/steroid maralaog na an sa cells kang satuyang hawak). Dangan mag-inom na sana ning galon-galon na tubig para ma flush-out sa lawas su gabos na fertilizer/steroids sa mga pigkaon ?

  • #88198


    pepeng mulat
    Participant

    tnx for this thread.
    People, nid ur help. Sa gabos na may aram (ate, kuya, tatang) or may soft or hard copy ng kahit anung tungkol sa composting and organic farming, pls leave me a msg. Composting and organic farming i think is of great help in our country. I am really interested in it.Were planning to do a feasibbut we dont have muchsources.Hope you could help me out. Cge napo, importante lang.By the way, nid ur opinion as well sabest practices ng composting.Kadakul panu methods. For those people na may expertise sa gantong bagay please leave me a msg. And also,hope u cud tell me what are the composting methods that will allow u to get rid of vermins (rats, etc.) and the fastest method in making a compost. I would really aprreciate it.Salamat po. Sana may maherak. hehe

  • #85339


    Jason
    Participant

    yup i like this idea.. right now im currently working with a trading company in switzerland for Organic products..We have also farmers in Mindoro who is planting Organic Coffe.. please visit our website:

    http://gebana.com

    Go organic.. live healthy without destroying our native lands.. 😀

  • #85258


    Bert
    Participant

    PRESS RELEASE Department of AgricultureRFU 5 San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
    March 31, 2008
    Cong. Villafuerte to launch Organic Vegetable Production Project
    Over 1,200 families and their dependents in 60 barangays of 9 municipalities in the 2nd district of Camarines Sur province are assured of a year-round supply of organically grown vegetables for home consumption and will have an additional source of income. The project initiated by Congressman Luis R. Villafuerte in partnership with the Department of Agriculture is set to be launched this April. The project also hopes to promote the value and sustainability of organic farming.
    Under this project, 20 family beneficiaries will be chosen from every barangay by the LGUs. Each participating family should have a 200- square meter area and must be willing to plant 3-5 kinds of vegetables of their choice from among the 8 kinds of vegetables seeds to be provided by the office of Congressman Villafuerte. The choice for vegetable seeds include: okra, pechay, tomato, eggplant, pole sitao, upo, squash and upland kangkong.
    There shall be 2 plots for every vegetable type – each plot measuring 1 x 20 for every vegetable type. Organic fertilizer will be provided to the participating families. However, there are options either to use organic fertilizers, or a combination of organic plus Essential Microorganisms (EM) and traditionally produced organic fertilizer and/or application of vermicompost. As their counterpart, the participating families aside from providing the lot shall assume the labor and plant three (3) malunggay cuttings as this once lowly crop is known for its rich nutritional value and is now being produced commercially. The DA will provide fruit bearing trees and 1 coconut seedling to add to the vegetable crops to be planted and tended by the recipient-family.
    The participating municipalities are: Gainza, Milaor, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Calabanga, Ocampo, and Pili. An orientation seminar for the municipal and regional training teams will be conducted by the Camarines Sur Agricultural College on April 8, 2008. The project launching will follow soon after. (Emily B. Bordado)

  • #49381


    Bert
    Participant

    Actually, we are propagating the program for Organic Farming here in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). One example of this is the Organic Vegetable farming in Benguet Province and other provinces here. There is actually a place where you can buy organic vegetables here particularly in the town of La Trinidad,Benguet adjacent to Baguio City and also a restaurant serving organic vegetables and foods. We are also promoting here the organic Coffee thru the OTOP or the “One-Town-One-Product concept”. In Benguet the OTOP is Organic Coffee…

    [butterfly]

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