12th National Biotechnology Week Trade Fair and Bazaar at Quezon Cityhall

The 12th National Biotechnology Week Trade Fair and Bazaar unfolded from November 21 to December 2, 2016 at the Quezon City hall grounds.  Most of the agricultural based companies stay only for just one week , but the other stalls will continue until December 2.

Allied Botanical Corporation booth with Ms. Lian Delos Reyes

Allied Botanical Corporation had interesting new fertilizer brand in the market – They have Nutribella with different kinds of formulation  ( 20-20-20 , 15-15-30 , 30-10-10 )

Condor Seeds

Aside from fertilizer brand Peters and Osmocote , the company also have different kinds of seeds of vegetables, flowering plants, herbs and organic compost .

Area Sales Manager : Ms. Dorie G. Fadriquela  +63939-9910-8924

Website : http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Harbest Agricultural Corporation had started their operation on July 1997 as importer and distributor for Known-You Seeds Co. products in the Philippines. The company had expanded to include plastic materials like mulching film, seedling tray, irrigation and greenhouse systems, hand tractors, power sprayers, testing tools and others.

For those asking for Calcium nitrate , the company sells them at Php 60.00 per kilo , the calcium is used in orchids , plants and fruit trees . They also sell urea . One can buy them at their store outlet in Pasig City.

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

East West Seed Corporation booth with Mr. Marvin Mercado ( Marketing assistant )  , Julieanne Dique and William Cruz ( Ads and Promo Assistant)

East West Seed Corporation  booth showcases different kinds of seeds and new vegetable hybrids . The company also sells value seed packs.  They have a demonstration farm and their head office is located in San Rafael , Bulacan .

Monsanto was founded in 1901 and one of the top 100  ” Best Corporate Citizens” by CR Magazine.

Address : 1002 AlPAP 2 Building, Trade Avenue, corner Investment Avenue, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1780 Metro Manila

Website : http://www.monsanto.com/

blind masseurs 

There are between 50 to 80 commercial stalls with several agricultural companies , PWD ( People with Disabilities )  and non-government organizations have their stalls at the annual trade fair .

Ms. Shyla Ibañez

This booth sells different products made by Kamza Disabled -The mothers of disabled children and People with Disability are making bags , towels which are sold at the store . They also have Tala Leprosarium – former patients from the leprosarium made beautiful hand crafted reversible dolls and holders.

A purchase of these items would ensure that these people would have sustainable livelihood opportunities.

For those who could not visit the ongoing trade exhibit , The outlet had a stall at the Greenhills Shopping Center , San Juan

Contact : Ms. Shyla Ibañez ( 0909-033-4486)

Husay Pinay (Ms. Arsenia Luna )

Husay Pinay – Uses eco friendly bags made from recycled paper , the group helps women of Quezon City enhances their creativity develop their skills and find livelihood opportunities .

Contact Person : Ms. Adela C. Gaton

0919-203-6471/ 431-66-23

Email :adelagaton@yahoo.com

Tahanan Walang Hagdanan

Website : http://twh.org.ph

Online Store: http://tahanangwalanghagdanan.shopinas.com/

There were at least over a dozen cooperatives and stalls which sells items made by indigent , pwd’s among others . Let us try to patronized their products and have a worth while gifts to our friends , relatives or love ones this Yuletide season.

 

 

 

Outstanding Landscape Winners at Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016

Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

There were different landscape exhibitors from different parts of the country . For this year’s edition of Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016 there were three winners and 1 merit awardee.

Del’s Garden- Merit award

This landscape exhibit was executed by a team of landscapers of Ms. Delia Pionela . The landscape team carefully installed stone leaves pathway leading to the main exhibit area.

bromeliads

Different kinds of bromeliads and neoregelias were part of the extensive landscape. The landscape accents includes jars and cement stones and logs.

caladium

This is Caladium or more popularly known as Corazon de Maria . This was exhibited by the Los Baños Horticultural Society at Delia Pionela’s landscape exhibit .

 tour group

We manage to organize a tour within the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016 show composed of social media writers, photography enthusiasts , students and plant lovers.

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines members displayed different variegated plants and rare cacti

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines- Second Place in Landscape exhibit

The exhibit was executed by Mr. Vic de Rona using different kinds of bonsai and old wood as accents.

Arids and Aroids- First Place in Landscape exhibit

Merry’s Mushroom by Ms. Rolita Spowart

Beautiful pinkish colored neoregelias and bromeliads delighted visitors at the show.

Flora Botanica

Flora Botanica landscape exhibit showcase different kinds of tillandsia and bromeliads from the collection of Mr. Rene and Doreen Dofitas.

Luntiang Sining

Luntiang Sining landscape exhibit showcase different flowering kalanchoe , variegated plants, heart shaped hoya kerrii, ti plant , ferns with plant trellis .

East- West Seed Company

East West Seed Company exhibited different flowering annuals and their booth is a favorite photo site among visitors of the show. Aside from flowering annuals , the company also had vegetables and herbs .

The booth is all dress-up for Valentine’s day complete with flower and table arrangement.

Horticulture 2014: Big Winners and Beautiful Landscape Display Exhibits

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman , Quezon City- Philippines

Arids and Aroids Landscape display exhibit

Mayor’s Cup-First Place ( Best in Landscape Display Exhibit)

Tandem of Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Dr. James Silvestre. They also won a trophy and Php 20,000 cash

Landscape Display Exhibit of Ms. Edna Felipe and Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices

Vice Mayor’s Cup- Second Place

The tandem won Php 15,000 cash and trophy

NVC Garden of Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

Philippine Horticultural Society’s Incorporated – President ‘s Cup – Third Place

Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula won Php 10,000 cash and trophy

Luntiang Sining Landscape and Creative Arts by Ms. Norma Villanueva

Special Prize ( Merit Award)

King Louis Flower and Farm

Hall of Fame 

landscaped by Mr. Francis Gener

 The company is a domestic corporation duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) on October 25, 1983. It is primarily engaged in the production of various agricultural crops, to include various types of cut flowers, flowering pot plants, and flower bulbs.

At present, they are cultivating about 6 Hectares of covered are in various locations in La Trinidad, Benguet . Among the crops they are growing include: Spray Chrysanthemums, Roses, Liliums, Carnations, Gladiolas, Tulips, Hyacinths, Poinsettias, Potted Chrysanthemums, Kalanchoe, Impatients, and many more. Their main market includes Metro Manila and other key cities in the country. They are also into exports of Calla Lily Bulbs to Holland and Rooted Cutting to Japan.

East West Seed Company

Best  in Commercial Display Exhibit ( Mr. Butch Campos Cup )

This is one of the 5 agricultural companies which actively participated in the horticulture show . Their landscape display area is bigger than most of the exhibit.

East West Seed Company

East West Seed Company was established in the Philippines in 1982 by Simon Groot, a Dutch agriculturist who saw the need for seeds that were adapted to local conditions in Asia.

Different varieties of flowering plants like zinnias, impatients, petunia, vincas , marigold, vegetable crops adorn the exhibit display

At the time, the vegetable seed industry in Southeast Asia was little more than a seed trading system. No one was doing vegetable plant breeding, which involves years of trials, selection, crossing and investment.

chili peppers and vegetables

Mr. Simon Groot saw the opportunity for locally-developed hybrid seeds, and all the remarkable characteristics they were known for, like higher yields, better disease tolerance, better shelf life and extended growing seasons.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Zen Garden

Landscaped by Professor Serapion Metilla

Bonsai and Suiseki

Landscaped by Mr. Vic de Rona ( Special Prize)

Philippine Horticultural Society Community booth

Merry’s Mushroom

Merry’s mushroom exhibit booth showcased different types of mushroom and accentuated by miniature cottage , pond and dwarfs

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Constel Nature’s Farm

Horti Negrense

Horti Negrense exhibit was entitled  ” White Whimpsical Wedding ” showcasing various Tillandsia and Bromeliad  species and hybrids grown from Negros province .

Los Baños Horticultural Society

Harbest Company

The company’s vertical landscape exhibit showcase different ornamental plants and flowering plants. The company distributes different farm equipments , seeds, and drip irrigation system

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

Website:http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Aroid , Fern and Hoya Study Group

Los Baños Horticulture Society -summer show 2011

The Los Baños Horticulture Society (LBHS) show was formally open last April 29, 2011 and will last until May 8, 2011 at the UPLB Seniors Social Garden. Rows of flowering orchids, medinillas, mussaendas,  annuals and perennials covered the UPLB campus.

poster of the show

Like Bulacan, Laguna is the horticulture capital in the southern part of Luzon. Growers from as far as Mindoro, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Bicol and even Mindanao would come and visit the place in order to buy some of the exotic ornamental plants, fruit trees and hybrids.

Landscape exhibit executed by well-known landscaper , horticulturist and restauranteur  Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.

Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. had executed the landscape on the main exhibit outside the center hall to emphasize the openness of the area. He is known as the “ Wonderboy ” of Philippine  Horticulture. His vast experience in growing a lot of plants and winning awards from local as well as international horticulture shows earned him this distinction.

Medinilla magnifica or locally called Kapa- Kapa because of the cape -like covering its peduncle . This is an endemic Philippine flowering plant is popular garden plant in the United States , Europe and Asia.

Medinilla is a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants  in the family Melastomataceae, native to tropical regions of the Old World from Africa with  (two species) east through Madagascar  (about 70 species) and southern Asia to the western Pacific Ocean islands. The genus was named after Juan de Medinilla , governor of the Marianas Islands in 1820.

The Philippines had more or less 100 species of this genus represented .

East-West Seed Company exhibit 

The center featured annuals flowering plants and vegetables by the East-West Seed Company to show case their plant products. This is also to promote the company among the visitors of the place. The other area is to show case the Horticulture Cluster of UPLB.  The company had showcased the company ‘s new line of flower varieties such the celosia, marigold, pentas, petunia, zinnia, and vinca plants . Most of the seeds are imported from Netherlands, Thailand and USA.

native products like woven mats, hats, native bags on sale

The theme of the show is “Fiesta sa Laguna” where different landscape designs of the exhibitors had featured important products, fiesta celebrations or features of a town in Laguna. The show also had an individual plant and orchid competition where some of the growers and hobbyists competed for the “ Best Plant in the Show”.

Grammatophyllum multiflorum exhibited by Malvarosa Orchids , this orchid species won ” Best Plant in Show” with over 1,000 blooming flowers !

“Fiesta sa Laguna,” theme highlighted the province’s popular fiesta culture. Aside from horticulture and hot springs, the province of Laguna also boast of popular delicacies such as buko pie, buko candies, Gen-Randy’s popular tarts which had tasty fillings like Buko, Langka, Cheese, Macapuno and Cashew, fresh carabao milk, quesong puti, cassava cake, oraro biscuits, mangoes, sweetened pili nuts, cashew nuts among others.   There is also a section were popular religious and charismatic songs are played.

Rancher’s Club arch erected in 1924

old dairy station

UPLB Dairy bar- This is where freshly pasteurized carabao’s milk and cheese are sold to the general public

Milk Reception Room  – milk from carabao are received in this area

 Philippine Council for Agriculture , Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development or  PCARRD  or  had an interesting booth where various instructional materials are sold to the general public.

booth of PCARRD

Try to visit their website: www.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph/

There is also a public lecture held on April 30, 2011 where Mr. Vicente Chin had lectured “Cooking with Herbs” and on May 7,2011 Ms. Irene Bañez will lecture “ How to Make Accessories using Clay”.  Unlike its Metro Manila counterparts, public lectures in Los Baños are only held on Saturdays. According to the organizers, this is to cut down the cost of lecture, since there are very few people who attend lectures held during ordinary days.

Malvarosa Farm landscape exhibit booth

This year’s landscape booths carried a theme and the atmosphere of a particular town in Laguna. The landscape exhibit of Gintong Talulot featured Los Baños while designer Tony Pajaro focused on the town of Calauan.

Second Prize in Booth Construction executed by Gintong Talulot

The town of Pagsanjan is the theme of Mr. Carlos Valeriano Lazaro. Mrs. Mable Chua had featured the products of Liliw and Exotica Garden of Mr. Ben Vergara  – (National Scientist ) had presented the different colorful bougainvilleas of Bay.

Exotica Garden exhibited different varieties of bougainvilleas earning  the award ” Most Colorful Booth”

VS Orchid landscape exhibit booth showing native woven mats, hats  and decorated with buntings

 The towns of Louisiana and San Pablo Laguna was represented in the landscape designs of VS Orchids and Robel Garden

Forest Wood Garden of Myrna Frago had featured one of Laguna’s main produce that is coconut.  Mrs. Myrna Frago landscape exhibit also won several accolades like “ Most Creative, Most Outstanding Booth, First Prize in Booth Construction and First Prize in Booth Competition.

Forest Wood Garden landscaped exhibit

This exhibit booth included pineapples and mangoes as part of the landscape 

The show’s cast of thousands includes flowering plants such as orchids, African daisies, chrysanthemums, bougainvilleas, medinillas, ferns, bromeliads, anthuriums, tillandsias, and a lot of annuals.

crop science cluster tarpaulin exhibit  featuring modern techniques in horticulture and hybridization process

There is a commercial section were over 50 stallholders from different parts of the country sell their products.

The author together with some friends went to the show last May 1, 2011; humid weather and rains shorten the visit of the group.

For more information, kindly visit the LBHS website at http://www.lbhs-ph.org

AGRI-Link 2010 Expo

Last October 7 to 9, 2010, The World Trade Center hosted one of the Philippines biggest Agriculture Show. Envision as AGRI-LINK 2010 expo . the show aimed to bridge the buyers and the sellers of various Agriculture products, services , machinery , live stocks , industry practitioners , academe and technology transfer  .

Entrance to the retail area

There are many interesting ideas, products and technologies that will certainly be of great interest to lot of show goers. At the outdoor exhibit area, for instance, there will be a lot of plants aside from the farm animals. Guest of honors include Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala .

King Louis Ornamental Plants and Cut Flower landscape exhibit booth

If you are interested in plants, you will see them in the booths of the Friends of AANI. There are, for instance, the many different bamboo varieties from Mrs. Carolina Gozon Jimenez who has developed a bamboo plantation in Antipolo City. She has about the biggest collection of bamboo varieties hereabouts.

If you are looking for planting materials of superior exotic fruit trees, you will also find them in the outdoor area. These include superior varieties of pummelo like Magallanes, two varieties from Vietnam as well as from Thailand. There will be stocks of grafted Longkong lanzones (the superior variety from Thailand), imported varieties of mango like Golden Queen from Taiwan, Peach mango from Australia, different varieties from Thailand and Florida (USA).

There will be rare fruit trees like the variegated orange that produces sweet and juicy fruits, sweet kamias seedlings, imported makopa varieties, sweet sampalok and many others.

Watermelon and Papaya fruits exhibited by Mr. Toto Barcelona of Harbest Corporation

One of the interesting exhibits will be the farm-ready seedlings from East-West Seed Company which include Sinta and Red Lady papaya, seedlings of tomato, eggplant, different varieties of sweet and hot peppers, bitter gourd  and others.

Quality fruits and vegetables harvest by Allied Botanical Corporation

Allied Botanical Corporation or just simply ABC booth is a consistent top-crowd drawer during the expo. Their sweet melons , high quality seeds of vegetables  , fruits and flowering annuals including their fertilizers earned them the nickname ” Ang Pambansang Fertilizer ” , ” Quality Seed Company ” , ” Kaagapay ng mga Magsasaka” , ” Forefront in Seed Technology“, ” Best Quality that a grower can find” among others.

Their demonstration farm in Pangasinan is a beehive of activities and their company is very proud to have sponsored several students from leading Philippine Colleges and Universities through their  scholarship projects.

Allied Botanical Corporation -Sales and Marketing Team

The company  also send a team of capable and experience oriented  resource speakers in various agriculture , horticultural shows all over the country.

Their never ending support earned their company as one of the leading pioneers in the seed, fertilizer and technology transfer in agriculture industry.

Agri-products from different parts of the country

There are over 300 exhibitor booths selling different kinds of agriculture products.

A panel of experts will also be available for ready consultation by trade show goers beside the booth of AANI. Dr. Rey Itchon  gave a lecture on free-range chickens.

French Pavilion exhibit at the Agri-Link expo 2010

Belmont Agriculture Corporation a French based company  which has been in the forefront of the industry for over 35 years. Belmont marketing manager Tony Magno said they will be displaying their modern tunnel ventilation system which uses fiberglass cone fans installed at one end of the house and large openings at the opposite end. The improved air quality removes excess heat, moisture, dusts, odors and harmful gases like carbon dioxide and ammonia, providing the birds with more free oxygen.

Belmont’s tunnel ventilation system lowers the temperature in the poultry house through evaporative cooling. The decrease in humidity helps keep the animals comfortable so they can eat more and grow faster. The birds are more healthy and will require less medication.

pot bellied piglets for sale

Magno said they customize each tunnel ventilation system, depending on the environment of the farm. He added that Belmont’s tunnel ventilation system lessens land area requirements, providing higher bird stock density by at least 35 percent more. One satisfied user of Belmont’s tunnel ventilation system is San Miguel Foods, Inc. which became more profitable after adopting the system.

James Yap wearing B-MEG T-shirt together with some eager fans

San Miguel Basketball and Pure foods Basketball Team were also within the WTC grounds as part of the company support to the event.

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