IPB recommends organic farming for vegetables

For the past years, the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) through funding support from the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) has been conducting several varietal trials for organic vegetable production. The main purpose is to enable the Institute to recommend varieties of vegetables suited for organic farming.
What is organic vegetable production?

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Lettuce is the most important salad crop grown in most homes and school gardens throughout the country. Its leaves are eaten raw as an ingredient of salad. It is also used as decoration for other food preparations.

The varieties commonly grown are Boston, Black seeded Simpson, Iceberg, Grand Rapids and Great Lakes.

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