Wednesday, December 1, 2010
From what I noticed at MAHA 2010 not a single booth shows dragon fruits. It is completely vanished from the farm or market or right now it is not fruiting due to rainy season? don't know exactly. I hope this dragon fruit farming will make a comeback and makes eveybody happy.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
For those we had not been here, please come early and please bring enough money to buy plants, books, handicrafts, foods, etc. We expect more than 1 million visitors to come.
This is a public event so dont miss the boat.
I will be there almost all the time pls contact me if you need assistance.
Friday, July 30, 2010
My abstract is as below;
Malaysia is blessed with good tropical climate. Many crops can be grown like rubber, oil palm, paddy and cocoa besides fruits. One of the recent newcomers in the Malaysian fruit industry is dragon fruits. After many trials and errors, dragon cultivation has made its niche in the Malaysian fruit industry. Although its investment is lucrative however, there are many challenges lie ahead to enhance its production.
This paper will discuss several issues pertaining to the industry and strategies to be taken in order to move forward. Accredited planting materials and resistant varieties are the major limiting factors that hinder its future expansion and sustainability. The dragon fruit cultivation is this country could again be profitable and rewarding if good agro-management measures are sought properly.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
We hope that the Standards for preparing planting materials will be used as guidelines for nurseries and growers soon. This is in particular to avoid unscruplous sellers to cheat growers with unauthentic planting materials.
Many farmers have been cheated by irresponsible brokers and sellers to promote their planting materials. This has caused many farms to 'close shop' and cannot operate due to low quality planting materials.
So if you are interested to invest in this lucrative farming, my advice is that solicit or ask the right fellas so that you are been conned.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is the biggest agricultural event in Malaysia which was once launched in 2008. It has attracted about 1 million visitors then. We expect a lot will turn up this year.
There will be local and international booths from all agriculture sectors, besides naming champion farmer of the year, fisherman of the year, and livestock rearer of the year and many more events. Events from livestock, fishery and agriculture, state pavillions, and whats not.
As time passed by, many improvements have been made especially exposition halls, fields, transportation and so on. One must bring the neccesary items like umbrella, drinks, etc wear sports shoe, T-shirt, stroller or trolley to buy plants etc. Trams will be there to bring you around in 500 acre expo. Don't miss.
The event to held is just next to my office. What a pleasure...Welcome to Malaysia.
Pls contact me if you happen to visit.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
1. Farms should have a good sanitation and crop husbandary to control disease. This is particularly pruning techniques and weed control.Bacterial and fungal diseases are easily carried by vectors such as plant hoppers or ants that carried the spores from one plant to another.Therefore such insects should be get rid off either by sprayings of insecticides, fungicides etc.
Alex and Lai accompanied me during the visit
2. Applictions of chemical insectides or fungicide plus foliar fertilzer should be mechanized. This is ensure all plants obtain all neceassary nutrients needed.
Healthy dragon fruit plants need to do surveillance every day or every other day as to ascertain no disease occurred.
Mechananized chemical appplication ofd insecticides,fungicides and foliar fertilizers using motorised spraryers
3. Farms that has infected should take a quick action, dont wait the disease has infected all the farms especially due festive seasons
Infected farms should take fast action to eradicate the disease otherwise the farm will collapsed.