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.
Vegetable gardening is a rewarding experience. With the costs of living rising at an unpredictable level, it would be possible to save money, augment your income and directly benefit your family’s health by growing vegetables in your backyard.
In the last few years, research on organic agricultural ecosystems, or integrated pest management, has grown. Some key findings and refined techniques are being used by organic growers.
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.
The increased cost of energy dependent fertilizer and the need to conserve plant nutrients by recycling them have focused attention to organic material sources of fertilizers. One of the cheapest and most available organic substances is rice straw.
Environmentalists are unanimous that organic matter should be kept out of landfill, rivers and oceans. Organic wastes should be segregated from other wastes.
As the world is battling global warming, it is inevitable that being at the receiving end, we need to adapt as what mother nature has dictated us to do. There is a need to cope up the rising seas and the environmental higher temperatures we are now experiencing.
In a country hit by a string of food safety scandals, the interest of Chinese farmers to go organic farming is going like wildfire. Ji Yunliang who earned a doctorate in chemistry from Beijing University has run a small organic farm of his own.
Food that is grown or raised without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers is called organic.
New Studies from the US and Europe confirmed that organic farming can help mitigate global warming.