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Re: Rice Field
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 03:27:55 AM »

That\'s why we should look into organic fertilizer for our
rice field. It\'s amazing how much district offices of DAR
have. Little more work for the farmers but save bunch
of money vs comml fertilizer. I will post here the first hand info
on organic fertilizer for rice farm as soon as I get hold of them.
Good for the environment too. We Don\'t have to be
 organic certified but the increased production
and lower fertilizer cost will be nice.
In the mean time let\'s all together search that info.
Have a good farming days

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Re: Rice Field
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 03:55:28 AM »
We have been growning corn as a source of food for the pigs and chickens. Realisically due to dry season we get 2 crops per year and I\'ve got to agree with SUZUKIG1\'s figures in that you could expect between P10000 to P12000 per hectare per crop after milling. I\'ve tried to crucnch the numbers on buying land and then groing a crop on it to make money. The profit margins are slim. It is a subsistance venture if you factor in the amount of money you spend on land verses crop profit. If you can rent the land in question then the numbers look better.


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Re: Rice Field
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2010, 07:59:28 AM »
If irrigation is available in your area you can access it.
Most of the time it was provided by the govt as a service
to people.
You are right that renting rice field  is way more profitable.
Nearby Puerto Pricesa some clear ready to plant rice fields will
rent for 3 cabans per harvest per hectare.  Also if it is becoming
profitable to you you can make an offer to buy it if the price
is to your term. Don\'t pay all cash. offer monthly or quarterly or annual
payment arrangement. We have to hold on to our cash. Cash is king
so conserve and hoard cash  if you can. Keep in mind
if you look around there are many  ready to plant rice fields
you can rent or buy. Some owners are not in the area
or owner just lost interest due to lack of money for seed and fertilizer.
Please publish experience and new things we can use.
Best regards,