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    Name of this fruit in English?

    By the way, I noticed in the photo that the durian is priced at 150 baht/kg. That alone is a lot of money to pay for fruit but when you deduct the weight of the shell and seeds, I guess the price per kilogram of edible flesh is going to be at least 2 times that. That's an incredible price for a tree fruit produced in Thailand. The reason it is so high is because China is sucking out most of the durian produced in Thailand. Consequently I bet per capita consumption of durian by Thai people is lower that it was say 10 - 20 years ago. A similar trend has happened with avocado in Mexico.
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    Name of this fruit in English?

    According to a book I have (PROSEA No 2 Edible Fruits and Nuts), tampoi is a Malaysian name for Baccaurea ramiflora, with English name Burmese grape. The Thai names given for this species are mafai, somfai and hamkang. There are other species of Baccaurea, so the fruit in your photo may be from one of the other species; perhaps Baccaurea dulcis? (With English name shown as "Ketupa" but no Thai name is given).
  3. It seems you missed the words, "one of", in the sentence, "...one of the most horrific acts...".
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    Indigo seeds

    This youtube is based on the village in Savannakhet I tried searching for the textile company mentioned - they used to have a shop in Vientiane - but it seems they may no longer be around.
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    Indigo seeds

    You could try contacting these people https://www.saobancrafts.com You will see reference to indigo on this page https://www.saobancrafts.com/our-artisans/ if you click on the tab: Ms. Mae Mai Cotton artisan and indigo dye expert Savannakhet Province You can read about the founder of this organization at the web. He disappeared some years ago. If you PM me I will give you the email of his wife.
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    Indigo seeds

    I know a village in Savannakhet Province of Laos where they grow indigo for dying the cotton fabrics that they also produce. They also grow other plants for natural dyes of various colours (for example I think I remember they get a red or brown dye from guava). But I'm sorry I don't have other information or contact numbers. You could try joining the LaoFAB forum via GoogleGroups and post an enquiry there. It's a forum for people involved in agriculture in Laos (mainly in agricultural development) with about 1,500 members. It's in English language.
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    Grass for cattle

    Michael Hare, who posted at the top of this page 3 March 2017, is the man to talk to about Mombassa Guinea. He can supply you the seed and give info. I have some Mombasa growing in my garden. It grows upright which makes it easy to cut, similar to Napier. But it is more leafy and less stemmy than napier.
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    Container Soil - Growing Medium

    Well the other approach, widely used for greenhouse crops grown all over the world, including the cannabis mentioned earlier, is to fill the container (or trough or bag) with a substrate such as coir, perlite, carbonized rice hulls, parboiled rice hulls, clay balls, rock wool, etc. And then add all the nutrients required by the plants every time you irrigate (fertigate).
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    Pigs 101 (A Start)

    In case you didn't already know, here's a heads up... Google: Bangkok Post African Swine Fever Elsewhere, I have read that it is not a question of if ASF will come to your pig farm but when.
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    Maize and Rotational Crops

    So the trick is to pile the soil up on the inside of your boundary trench - as in the photo.
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    Bought 12 Cows have limited knowledge

    [I messed up the editing of the quote just now] If you google these 4 words: forage age protein fibre You will find lots of web pages explaining how protein levels fall and fibre levels increase as the forage gets older. Alternatively, you could get your FIL to submit samples of young and old grass to a laboratory to have the crude protein and fibre levels measured.
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    Bought 12 Cows have limited knowledge

    If you google these 4 words: forage age protein fibre You will find lots of web pages explaining how protein levels fall and fibre levels increase as the forage gets older. Alternatively, you could get your FIL to submit samples of young and old grass to a laboratory to have the crude protein and fibre levels measured.
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    Maize and Rotational Crops

    Here's an example...
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    Maize and Rotational Crops

    Where I am here in Laos, the locals will cut barbed wire fences to allow their cattle to eat any grass growing on your land. I've lost a lot of money (100s of thousands of baht) in terms of damaged fruit crops as result of this criminal practice. They will even steal your barbed wire! And fence posts! Just 2 weeks ago, a guy working for me had this happen to him and the cows grazed all his newly planted avocado trees (150 of them) and some other fruit plants. He was so angry he mixed up a bucket of water and urea fertiliser. 4 cows died. He ended up having to pay some compensation to the criminal! The criminal in this case being a local policeman! What the big farming companies here do to prevent this kind of problem is dig a 2 metre wide x 2 metre deep trench around the farm boundary. The combination of the trench plus the soil removed and piled up more than 2 metres higher on one side creates a good barrier for both animals and people. It costs around 60,000 - 80,000 baht per kilometre. I think it's cheaper than a barbed wire fence when you factor in the labour cost for building the fence. The disdavantage is that it eats up some of your land.
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    Hemarroids for over 4 months

    Well if I don't eat porridge and exercise regularly I can get external hemorrhoids. It works for me and may work for the OP.
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    Hemarroids for over 4 months

    Yes, the hemorrhoid cream won't help your stiff neck.
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    Hemarroids for over 4 months

    Eat a good sized bowl of porridge oats every morning and do regular exercise and it may go away within days.
  18. Perhaps you should check the statistics about the numbers of illegal immigrants in the UK and Thailand.
  19. I think he was talking about the groomers not the groomed.
  20. Well I'm sure there are some Thai people who don't want you in their country because your culture and ideology doesn't fit theirs.
  21. And you are living in Thailand?
  22. I just read the article you linked and consider it good news, so the point you are trying to make does not seem valid.
  23. Yes, let's not be silly here. 60% nitric acid is commonly added to the nutrient solution used to fertigate greenhouse crops like strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc. It's highly diluted when it reaches the plant roots.
  24. Acids have lots of useful applications. I'm planning to use acid in a hydroponic system to grow strawberries. Perhaps you use acid in your car battery?
  25. Yes, sick world. Lots of racists around. Nothing new.
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