Written by the Web Team   Crop protection expert based at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) urged farmers to plant vegetables along rice bunds to help manage pests, during the Ecological Engineering in Pest Management seminar at PhilRice, May 24. Gertrudo S. Arida, division head of PhilRice Crop Protection Division said planting vegetables such as okra, kalabasa, talong provides food for egg parasitoids and shelter for predators. “Palayamanan® or […]

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Written by the Web Team   The executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), urged the rice sector to consider green and smart initiatives to attain food security and sufficiency. Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr highlighted energy in rice farming, mechanization, biotechnology, use of information and communication technologies, and upcoming Philippine Rice Academy as some green and smart initiatives that could help the country achieve rice self-sufficiency. Speaking in […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and Aurora province had agreed to a two-year project that aims to increase farm productivity in the Region III’s third largest land. Starting June, project stakeholders in Auroroa led by Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and PhilRice’s Technology Management and Services Division will promote recommended pest management practices and diversified farming after series of consultation with the farmers. Castillo, who […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) had tapped the potential of youth in Aurora to serve as infomediaries, or people who help others access information, through a three-day training at PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija, May 7-9. Composing the core group of the Sagot ko ang magulang ko, a campaign to mobilize the Filipino youth to serve as infomediaries, 34 students from Maria […]

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Written by the Web Team   Complete structure of rice plant can be preserved until four years using a plant preservation technique developed in Korea. Dr. Jeong-Kwon Nam, rice breeder from the National Institute of Crop Science of Korea’s Rural Development Authority, recently trained researchers of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) on rice plant liquid preservation at the Korean Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Center based in Science City of […]

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Written by the Web Team   Studies of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) on water-saving technology and improving unproductive soils were recognized during the 62nd Annual National Convention and 23rd Philippine Agricultural Engineering Week held in Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan, April 23-27. Hosted by the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers, the scientific gathering had noted the works of Engrs. Evangeline B. Sibayan, Noel D. Ganotisi, and Kristine C. Samoy-Pascual. Sibayan’s […]

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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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