Tinoyan shares farm tech experience
by Jelly Pearl Potectan and Christian Robert Sandoval
xperience is the best teacher”
Says Engr. Eric Tinoyan, a Korean National Farming Technology System (KNFTS) practitioner, Natural Farming Systems and Technology (NFST), at the Information and Education Campaign (IEC) on Organic Agriculture and Policy Dialogue cum Technology and Market Encounter held at the Hotel Supreme, Baguio City.
NFTS is a technology of agriculture that uses environmentally sound techniques for raising crop and livestock that are free from most synthetic pesticide growth hormones and antibiotics. NFST farmers typically rely on farm inputs like pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers derived from plants, animal waste and minerals, they incorporate methods like making use of one organism to suppress another and to help control pest, he said.
He added that these methods seek to increase soil fertility balance, insect population, and reduce air, soil and water pollution.
“I have inflicted with the good virus sometime 2004 when my mentor Mr. Andy Lim conducted NFST training seminar here in the City of Baguio. Since then, I adapted the technology. To date I have modified or added some of the application based on my experiences,” Tinoyan said.
He mentioned the following product lines for crop production (extract treatment): BIO ET imo, a collection and cultured multi strained and diverse beneficial microorganisms from local forest, as microbial inoculants, compost activator and soil conditioner. It costs Php 250/ liter.
For livestock production inputs, it is a beneficial microorganism cultured to provide good health of animals the natural way and prevents diseases and eliminates foul odor of pens and manures.
Another one, BIO ET Foliar is an all in one organic fertilizer from plant and fruit extract fermented simultaneously, added with Indigenous microorganisms needed by the plant to grow vigorously, healthier and sturdier, and improves plant resistance from pest and diseases. It also stimulates flower bud development and fertilization to fruit set. It costs Php 200/liter.
BIO ET Calphos, extracts from calcium and phosphorous accumulator plants and mineral sources, induces flowering of vegetables, ornamental crop plants, fruit bearing trees and other crops, and improves fruit quality costs Php 250/ liter. BIO ET Organocide, which is a natural pesticide and fungicide, costs Php 250/ liter.
BIO ET Wood Vinegar, extracts from burning thick hard wood as botanical pesticides and fertilizer, costs Php 200/liter.
He added that micro calcium for growing stage feed supplement and Micro Potash as finisher feed supplement.
Among Tinoyan’s farms are multiple cropping at Camp 1, Tuba Benguet; Vegetable Demo Farm at Acop, Tublay Benguet; French beans and eggplant Demo garden at Camp 1, Tuba Benguet; growing cherry tomatoes at Camp 1 Demo garden; Cherry tomatoes at Camp 1 Demo Garden; ready for harvest wheat grass produced V.T. Farm; fruitful Baguio beans at Camp 1 Demo garden; harvesting seasonal Rambutan fruits at V.T. Farm; Ripening Lanzones fruit at V.T. Farm; harvest season for mango at Camp 1 tuba Benguet; and backyard free range chicken meat production at Camp 1 demo farm.
Tinoyan is partners with those Farm Fresh Market Organic Produce which are BSU BIGS Daily market at BSU Research and Extension Ground, Km. 5 La Trinidad Benguet; Mountain Natural Grown Fresh Fruit and Veggies at Porta Vaga, Baguio City and Narda’s Restaurant, Engineers Hill, Baguio City.//