Mango trees are affected by a number of fungal and bacterial diseases at various stages of their life. Anthracnose, scab, stem-end rot and bacterial spot are all recorded diseases of mango, although anthracnose is the most damaging.
FAO's Food Price Index rose one percent to 234 points in June 2011 - 39 percent higher than in June 2010 but four percent below its all-time high of 238 points in February of this year.
Adequate nutrition is essential during the growth and development stages of the oil palm since nutrient uptake establishes the plant’s production potential.
Faced with import tariffs, difficult trade policies, production woes and tough competition from other sugar-producing countries, it is indeed a rough road ahead for the Philippine sugar industry.
Yasheng Group, a China-based agricultural company, is expanding its seed segment business scope to include contract R&D seed breeding services, large-scale seed multiplication operations, processing of certifications for import and export, and distribution for international seed companies to access China's seed market. Currently the company produces planting seeds for use within the company and for resale to other growers, as well as edible seeds, seeds for animal feeds, and oils.
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