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Rice is the chief staple crop of the Philippines and annually the country harvests an average of 15.2 million metric tons of rice, leaving 11.3 million tons of rice straw to spare for productive use.
Spain has experienced with no rain since October of last year, the drought has affected the entire country.
The genetically engineered corn or Bt corn was introduced to the farmers in the United States in 2003.
The existence of the nightly bug munching bats saves the United States agriculture between US$ 3.7 billion dollars to US$ 53 billion dollars annually on pesticides and crop losses.
Root crops are important in developing tropical countries like the Philippines. They are source of food and income to farmers.
Corn cobs can now be a better substitute in lieu of the usual materials of rice straw and banana leaves used in mushroom culture according to the research team from the Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College in Mindanao.
A stove aims to maximize the use of farm waste as fuel utilizing rice hull, corn cob, sawdust or other agricultural wastes is developed by the Affiliated Non-conventional Energy Center (ASNEC) in collaboration with the Isabela State University and the Department of Energy.
The growing demand of glutinous rice in the US has encouraged more farmers to propagate and go into commercial production of various native varieties of rice in the different provinces in the Cordillera region.
Canola, whose seeds are pressed to make the popular cooking oil, is a type of oilseed rape developed by breeders in Canada. In the US, it is grown mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota through cultivation, is spreading.
There are between 441 million to 663 million trees were killed by storm that swept the region in January 2005, based on a satellite data, on site observation and computer models calculation at Tulane University by researchers.