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To Protect organic crops from pest infestation, plants which contain substance and odor unfavorable to target pests and insects may be used. Plants such as citronella, marigold. chives, chili, alagao and guyabano seeds may be utilized to minimize some pests infesting on crops such as aphids, leafminers and armyworms. Perla soap (coconut-based soap) may also be used to control and minimize aphids. These organic pesticides are sprayed on crops when initial signs of target pests are observed.
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In support of the Department of Agriculture’s Plant Plant Plant Program and to ensure food availability at home amidst the threats of COVID-19, the National Organic Agriculture Program, together with the Agricultural Training Institute, provides this procedure on how to make your own organic fertilizer at home.
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The Espinosa family doesn’t have much of what rich people have. But they have considered organic farming as their valuable possession.
Residing in Lower Mabuhay, Bansalan, Davao del Sur, the Espinosa’s were conferred as the outstanding organic farming family during the 2017 Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) and was shortlisted in the 2017 National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC).
Their family is different from conventional farmers because they choose not to use any chemicals on their farm. This means that they never spray their fields with pesticides or any kind of chemical fertilizers. This also means that they never give their animals any non-organic feed.
“I have one hectare farmland and all that were planted are pure organic. All our animals were fed using organic base feeds,” Espinosa said.
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The beautiful city and the city of beautiful people Ormoc City, hosted this year’s 3rd Regional Organic Agriculture Congress held on July 4-5, 2017.
Ormoc City Mayor the Hon. Richard I. Gomez, together with Congresswoman Lucy T. Gomez were both on hand for this momentous occasion. Joining them were Hon. Tomas Serafica, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, who was with the entire group until the end of the Farm Tour on the following day.
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With a total of 136,649 hectares of agricultural land, Davao del Sur was able to convert 14,145.07 hectares to organic, benefiting 11,305 farmers all over the province.
The province was cited as outstanding province in the 2016 National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC) held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte .
Raul Fueconcillo, Davao del Sur provincial agriculturist said the prize won in the 2016 NOAC which is P3 million was divided to 14 organic farmers associations.
The project of the province consists of financial assistance to organic farmers’ associations, non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organization (POs), indigenous people (IPs) as well as cooperatives; the improvement/upgrading of the existing Trichoderma Laboratory for the production of organic fertilizers; construction/renovation of Provincial Nursery Office with Warehouse; production and utilization of Compost Fungus Activator (Trichoderma harzianum) and other Organic Agriculture Programs; establishment of techno-demo projects on Organic Agriculture Program at the Provincial Nursery, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.