Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead agency in rice research and development, will train extension workers from  Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) following the letter of agreement (LOA) recently signed between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Starting June 20, a four-month rice production program will be conducted at PhilRice`s Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead agency in rice science and development, has launched pages on Facebook and Twitter to promote dialogue among rice stakeholders and serve as journalists’ reporting tool. The “Rice Matters” page is “intended to be a platform where progressive farmers, extension workers, journalists, and the general public could immediately access, post, and comment on rice-related information and […]

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Written by the Web Team   Extension workers and other intermediaries can better help rice farmers this wet season, the planting time when rice crop are more susceptible to pests, through the Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank (www.pinoyrkb.com) or PinoyRice. Maintained by the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (OpAPA), PinoyRice is a one-stop source of information on Philippine rice production featuring agricultural information resources developed by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), […]

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Written by the Web Team   Famers` participation in selecting blast-resistant rice varieties planted in the community is the key to manage blast, a study of the Crop Protection Division (CPD) of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) showed. The team of Dr. Truong Hoai Xuan, who led the study, Ecological Risk Management of Blast Endemic in Rainfed Lowland Rice, assisted rice farmers of Brgy. San Francisco, Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers recognized the work of engineers based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) during its 61st Annual National Convention in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. The paper, Regulated deficit irrigation for rice-based watermelon under Ilocos condition of Noel D. Ganotisi, Romel A. Batuac, and Reynaldo C. Castro, was adjudged best paper in irrigation, soil, water, and Geographical Information System […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Evelyn B. Gergon, plant pathologist of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice),  was conferred the G.O. Ocfemia Outstanding Plant Pathologist Award in Research by the Philippine Phytopathological Society, Inc. during the recent 42nd Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. Gergon, head of PhilRice’s Germplasm and Seed Health Division, was recognized for her pioneering research in […]

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Written by the Web Team   NSIC Rc214 (Tubigan 16) and Rc212 (Tubigan 15), rice varieties bred by the International Rice Research Institute, outperformed other varieties tested in the Location-Specific Technology Development (LSTD) project sites of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Mindanao. The varieties, released in 2009, were found to be more productive by farmers in Asuncion and Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Veruela, Agusan del Sur; and […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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