QP BRAN from Queen Pineapple wastes- a viable feed supplement for native chickens
Queen pineapple peels, eye trimmings, core, and pomace need not go to trash. These wastes can be processed into a feed supplement called queen pineapple (QP) Bran for native chickens.
The QP Bran provides nutrients and health benefits to native chickens similar to that of the commercial rice bran but is more affordable.
Prototype machine for herbal teas soon to be developed
Local tea producers of Iloilo have something to look forward to in 2019. The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISaTU) will be developing a programmable dehydrator machine for their herbal tea materials.
This will be realized through the project, “Design and Development of a Programmable Dehydrator Machine for Herbal Tea Materials,” which was recently approved by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Turning rice straws into packaging materials avoids environmental hazards
Rice, when harvested, leaves a voluminous amount of straws on the field. Burning seems to be the easiest way to get rid of them; but burning rice straws causes air pollution and risks to human health.
Rice straws, considered by farmers as wastes, have the potential to become packaging materials for packing rice and other food commodities. A research project will study these straws alone and in combination with other biodegradable raw materials to develop an eco-friendly process of converting them into packaging materials.
PCAARRD’s program on Queen Pineapple to help marginalized farmers in Bicol and Eastern Visayas
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte – A program is aiming to increase and stabilize the income of at least 3,500 marginalized and subsistent Queen Pineapple farmers in Bicol and Eastern Visayas.
Titled “Enhancing Productivity and Marketability of Queen Pineapple Program,” the P31 million research program is funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).