Golden Rice

Written by the Web Team   The research of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) on Golden Rice, a type of rice that could help reduce vitamin A deficiency in the country, wins the Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act Best R&D Paper (Gold Award) in the basic research category during the 23rd National Research Symposium organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Bureau of Agricultural Research. The research, Marker-Aided Transfer of […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr, executive director of PhilRice, appointed three deputy executive directors (DEDs), all engineers, who will help lead the attainment of the Institute’s goals and objectives. Dr. Caesar Joventino M. Tado was appointed acting DED for administration. Drs. Manuel Jose Regalado and Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang were appointed deputies for research and development, respectively. Tado, a two-time service awardee of the […]

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Written by the Web Team   Farmers tapped in variety field testing in Victoria, Tarlac have reported the resiliency of PSB Rc18-Sub1 in withstanding the 14-hour flash flood brought about by the recent Typhoon Quiel. Edwin de Jesus, a farmer who had been evaluating the rice line in a 378 sq2-plot since June, said PSB Rc18-Sub1 did not turn brownish and was spared from pests and stunted growth after being […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – A senior researcher based in Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea told Filipino researchers that organic farming helps in increasing the nation’s produce as the country advocates for healthier environment and better agricultural produce by 2015. In an in-house seminar in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Oct 11, Dr. Lee, Byung-Mo said rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   To help Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) double its rice production in succeeding years, extension workers in its five countries recently completed a four-month training course on rice production conducted in the Philippines since June. Implemented by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead in rice science and development, in coordination with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the training equipped 25 extension workers […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Department of Agriculture (DA) has adopted strategies to assist the rice industry recover from damages wrought by recent typhoons Pedring and Quiel. Sec. Proceso J. Alcala assured Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III that the government need not import more rice this year despite damages brought about by the typhoons as strategies are in place such as buying typhoon-damaged palay and implementing “plant now, […]

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Written by the Web Team   More than 500 Ateneans and university professors based in Naga City are joining the youth in their pledge to conserve rice to help the country attain rice self-sufficiency by 2013. In a recent student forum conducted to encourage youth to contribute in nailing the country’s goal, college students in Ateneo de Naga University said they will “consider ordering rice that they can consume and […]

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Written by the Web Team   Officials in the rice sector stressed the need for farmers’ education in attaining rice self-sufficiency during the Farmers’ Field Day and Forum conducted at the Central Experiment Station of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Sept. 20. Director Dante de Lima, national coordinator for rice and corn, said that volunteer technicians or farmers from local communities will be formed across the country to educate farmers […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, together with Africans, Koreans, and Filipino farmers will converge at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Central Experiment Station here for this year’s second Farmers’ Field Day and Forum on Sept. 20. The bi-annual event will highlight the latest developments in rice science such as improved rice cultivars from Korea and the […]

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Written by the Web Team   Installing high intensity light with 2,000-3,000 watts during heavy infestations can help manage the attack of rice black bugs (RBB), a Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) entomologist said. “Our studies show that these sap-sucking pests are strongly attracted to high intensity light. So, during outbreaks like the recent infestations in Cavite, a super light set up every night can catch the most number of […]

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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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