Archive for the ‘Herbal Medicine’ Category

Dump that damping-off diseases

Thursday, February 19th, 2015


Dump that damping-off diseases

Best agricultural produce are often derived from good production inputs which include high quality and disease free planting materials.
But the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides to minimize disease infestation especially during seed germination stage remains to be a formidable challenge for our local farmers today. To address this long-standing problem, a study on the use of Trichoderma as a control agent of damping-off disease in vegetable was conducted by a research group headed by Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas at UP Los Banos. The project, which wa supported by the Bureau of Agricultrual Research (BAR), determined the efficacy of Tricoderma as a biological control agent against the pre emergent and post-emergent damping off diseases in lowland vegetables. The damping off diseases, usually caused by fungal pathogens under moist or damp conditions are fatal to seedlings.

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Botanical effective against ectoparasite

Thursday, February 19th, 2015



Botanical effective against ectoparasite

Today, societal and scientific concerns regarding exclusive dependency on chemicals have emphasized the need for the development and introduction of cheap and environment friendly pesticide alternatives. One such alternative is the use of botanicals to control ectoparasites in poultry , swine and ruminants.
In a recent study conducted by animal scientist from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) eight botanicals were tested for their efficacy in controlling ectoparasites in poultry and selected ruminants namely: carabao, goat, sheep, cattle and dog.

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Marigold Herbal properties

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Marigold’s scientific name is Tagetes erecta Linn.  commonly it is called as Ahito and Amarillo in the Philippines.  It is a good source of lutein, Roots can be use as laxative. (more…)