LEADS Agri attended as an exhibitor at the 14th National Vegetable Congress and Agro-Industrial Trade Expo. This year’s expo was held at Cagayan De Oro and was hosted by the Normin Veggies Marketing Coop. The event was attended by representatives from all regions of the Philippines, each led by their local DA branches. There were 800 delegates in total.
Among the exciting things that were discussed include the Resolutions request for DA 2015-0007 which would encourage Private-Public Partnership, Establish Vegetable Seed Production Center, Regional offices to partner with State Universities, and increase support for Agri-biotech, among others.
Vegetable Situationer and the Industry Roadmap for “Safe and Quality Vegetable for a Healthy Nation” were also discussed. The major programs include focus on high value crops, how to be cost competitive toward import substitution, and how to add value to products and product development.
One of the on-going projects that has a significant impact is the organization of Agri Pinoy Trading Center. There are now 8 operational Agri-Pinoy Trading centers all over the Philippines and there are more proposals being reviewed.
LEADS Agri was among those who set-up a booth at the Lim Ket Kai Mall. It was a good avenue where an exchange of opinions and farmer practices took place between the guests and our LEADS Team. The booth was especially graced by our very energetic dancing Pandoy and everyone flocked for a photo and some dance moves.
The long wait is over, KNO3 from LEADS Agri and SQM is now available for your mangoes: ULTRASOL K!
About the Product:
LEADS and SQM launched Ultrasol K in Ilocos, one of the largest areas in terms of the population with 16,000 Mango trees. Mr. Ricardo Tolentino, the Mango King, long been a LEADS partner, Domark Pro user, attentively asked listened and enthusiastically asked questions.
The main speaker, from SQM, flew all the way from Belgium, Dr. Steeve Oosthuyse has been involved in the Mango Industry for 25 years. He first worked with Merensky Holdings as Head of the Mango Research Department in 1990. He is currently the Market Development Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa for SQM. Dr. Oosthuyse has authored several books about Mango Production.
Dr. Steeve Ooosthuys’s technical presentation for Ultrasol K presented his years of studying Mangoes in different countries. He has done various experiments of using different kinds of nitrates and found potassium nitrate as the most effective in causing the mango trees to bear similar fruit sizes and in reducing fruit drop. Come to the Mango Congress in Cebu in October and hear Dr. Steve again talk about the benefits of using Ultrasol K.
A complete photo of the speakers and attendees.
After the launch the folks from SQM went to do a quick tour at one of Mang Carding’s Mango farms.
Written by: Mara Balayan
Mango contractors gathered for Alay ni Pandoy sa mga Magmamanga, a Mango Symposium held consecutively at Zambales and Pangasinan. The LEADS Sales, Marketing and Technical team went to the towns of Candelaria and Malasiqui to facilitate the event.
The technical Team did a lively discussion of the mango practices. Mr. Jaynor Dangan, stressed on the four important keys to manage a mango farm. These are: Fertilization, Foliar inducing, Disease Management, and Insect Pest Management.
LEADS Product bundle for Mango include Domark Pro, a two in one fungicide that’s your best bet for anthracnose, Ultrasol K, Blackhawk, Chaku, Cartap, Manager, Armor, Mega Booster, and Mega F21 are also among the Mango Management Solution that LEADS offer.
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The happy attendees with their winning loot! Congratulations! More photos are uploaded on our Facebook account. Facebook.com/leadsagri
Written by: Mara Balayan