Make sure to get a copy of the November issue of Agriculture Magazine which will be off the press anytime now. You will enjoy the many interesting articles, including the story about Antonio Partoza who is transforming his durian farm in Davao City into an agritourism destination.
Melpha M. Abello wrote the story. What makes Patoza’s farm ideal for agritourism is that it is operated without the use of chemical pesticides. He uses mostly organic fertilizer and a small percentage of chemical fertilizer. The use of Mycovam, a biofertilizer with bendficial fungi, helps keep his trees healthy and productive. Most of the trees are of the Arancillo variety which produces relatively smaller fruits but are very tasty.
During durian season, visitors can enjoy eating all the durian they can eat for a fee of P180 per person. Aside from enjoying eating the exotic fruit, they can try their hand at picking the prickly durian fruits. The place can be an ideal place for meditation. Or an educational trip. Visitors can learn about the techniques of growing durian.
Agriculture Magazine is edited by your blogger, Zac B. Sarian. It is the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines. It is available in bookstores, convenience stores and in the nationwide distribution network of Manila Bulletin.