Written by Web Team   Farmer-partners at the Location Specific Technology Development (LSTD) project sites of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are receiving more benefits with the Institute`s forged partnership with a micro-financing organization. Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development, Inc. (APPEND), through its affiliate, Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), initially released more than P700,000 to about 45 farmers in Bulacan and Aurora for this year’s dry season. […]

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Written by Web Team   Farmers` worries on controlling the populations of rice black bugs (RBB) may now be lessened with the mass production of the insect pests’ biological enemies. In a recent National Consultation and Planning Workshop to Address RBB and other Pests in the Philippines conducted at PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, experts from public sector agreed to make Metarhizium anisopliae […]

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Written by Web Team   Department of Agriculture Sec. Proceso J. Alcala urged Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead in rice science and development, to help him find ways to attain the country’s goal of rice self-sufficiency by 2013. “Attaining rice sufficiency is possible when we find ways to make it possible with the efforts of institutions such as PhilRice,” the agriculture secretary said in Filipino during his […]

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Written by the Web Team   Fast, credible information, 24/7. Knowing the right fertilizer application is now easier with the development of Nutrient Manager for Rice (NMRice), a decision tool currently being used by farmers in the location-specific technology development (LSTD) project sites of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). The performance of NMRice is being evaluated relative to the Leaf Color Chart, which is used to assess nitrogen status […]

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Plant pathologists based at the Midsayap station of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) advised farmers to plant different rice varieties for succeeding seasons as this maintains resistance against major crop diseases. The recommendation was released following findings that planting NSIC Rc158 for two consecutive cropping seasons caused the occurrence of rice blast in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Blast caused by the fungus Magnaporthe grisea injured rice plants in this area […]

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Written by Web Team   Plant pathologists based at the Midsayap station of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) advised farmers to plant different rice varieties for succeeding seasons as this maintains resistance against major crop diseases. The recommendation was released following findings that planting NSIC Rc158 for two consecutive cropping seasons caused the occurrence of rice blast in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Blast caused by the fungus Magnaporthe grisea injured […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) bred two inbred varieties giving rice farmers in irrigated lowlands more options in choosing varieties suited for their area. The Rice Technical Working Group of the National Seed Industry Council recommended the release of NSIC Rc224 (Tubigan 19) and NSIC Rc226 (Tubigan 20) after the varieties showed better performance than the check varieties,  PSB Rc82 and PSB Rc18, during the multi-location adaptation trials. Emily […]

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