As of January 30, the DA said farmers planting fiber crops
, particularly abaca, in Albay have registered production losses amounting to P478,000 due to the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
Insect pests of fiber crops
In: A.A Hashmi (Ed.) Insect pest management, Cereal and cash crops.
Hemp plants can reach heights of 12 feet, and require less water, herbicides and pesticides than other fiber crops
. Hemp, when planted at a high density, within a month from emergence, can quickly spread a tight canopy over a field, and thereby choke out weeds and conserve topsoil moisture.
He said 55 Pakistani students were studying in FAFU, out of them 8 were from the UAF, adding FAFU had been leading the country in researches in sugarcane, bee, fiber crops
, bio pesticide and cedar wood fields.
Secondly, additional savings from conservation tillage (need for less or no ploughing facilitated by herbicide tolerant biotech crops) for biotech food, feed and fiber crops
, led to an additional soil carbon sequestration equivalent in 2013 to 25.9 billion kg of CO2, or removing 11.5 million cars off the road for one year.
sativa, it has also been applied to dozens of species representing more than 20 genera, often prominent fiber crops
. For examples, Manila hemp (abaca) is Musa textilis, sisal hemp is Agave sisalina, and sunn hemp is Crotolaria juncea.
Increased access to EU markets is favorable for Filipino exporters of seaweeds, other fiber crops
, tobacco leaf, forestry, ornamental plants, raw coffee, abaca, and cocoa, the report said.
Among fiber crops
cotton is the most promising one.
Smith, "Improvements in shoot apex regeneration of two fiber crops
: cotton and kenaf," Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, vol.
They consider fiber crops
, fruits, beverage-deriving plants, grasses and seeds, oil crops, ornamentals, pharmacological plants, roots and tubers, spices, trees and shrubs, vegetables and more.
"This is the most complete file of information in this country, if not the world, on fiber crops
of the world.