Written by the Web Team   Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr., executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), had expressed his excitement over the Institute’s 27th anniversary and confidence in the Institutes’ role in achieving the country’s rice self-sufficiency target in 2013. “Achieving rice self-sufficiency will come from two things: irrigation and good seed. By irrigation, you can actually increase yield by an average of 2 tons per hectare. […]

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Written by the Web Team   In celebration of National Rice Awareness Month this November, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) leads the rice sector in renewing its commitment to help the country become rice self-sufficient next year. With the theme, Sapat na Bigas, Kaya ng Pinas!, the month-long celebration aims to create awareness on how consumers could support the country’s goal. The commitment, which was renewed through a pledge […]

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Written by the Web Team   A mayor in the Ilocos region considered the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in Batac City, Ilocos Norte an agro-tourism site. “The mecca of rice, PhilRice Batac is an agro-tourism site while this field day is a tourist attraction for the [Home of the Great Leaders],” Jeffrey Jubal C. Nalupta, mayor of Batac City, said in his welcome remarks during the station’s recent […]

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Written by the Web Team   While other farmers were contented in smelling and counting the tillers of their preferred rice varieties, the leader of the Dumagat tribe gathered some panicles and placed them in a kiddie backpack. “I’ll show these grains to my tribesmen to encourage them to plant this variety, which I think, is better than the rice we usually plant in the mountains in Rio Chico,” Chieftain […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) joined the 19th International Agribusiness Exhibition (AgriLink 2012) held Oct. 4-6 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.  Engr. Artemio Vasallo, head of PhilRice’s Business Development Office, informed media on the Institute’s products and services. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala also visited PhilRice’s exhibit booth. The event had linked the agriculture sector to buyers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

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Written by the Web Team   Rodrigo Tarangco, a farmer in San Nicolas, Pangasinan, was busy using his cellphone while in a lecture and got impatient when the wi-fi connection in the training room became unstable. “Ang bagal naman ng connection (Why, connection is rather slow)!,” he said. The lecturer from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) heard him but was not offended by his use of cellphone. She took it […]

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Farmers in some rainfed areas in Northern and Central Luzon are hopeful that they will get more profit through their improved access on new agricultural technologies brought about by an internationally-funded project in the country. The Improving livelihoods and overcoming poverty in the drought-prone lowlands of South and Southeast Asia project funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development is improving farming practices through identification of location-specific rice varieties and nutrient […]

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Written by the Web Team   Calcium silicate can potentially reduce methane emission, a study conducted by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) showed. The study titled, Effect of silicate fertilizer application on methane emission from rice, showed that applying calcium silicate slag significantly reduced methane emission by 17-22 percent owing to the release of active iron oxide, a source of electron acceptor. Led by Dr. Constancio Asis Jr, the study […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   Farming for 15 years, Erlinda Jimenez has just experienced transplanting rice for the first time. As farm manager, she helps in other farm activities but leaves transplanting to hired workers as she had difficulty keeping her balance while walking around the field. After trying no-tillage, a technology of preparing the field without plowing and harrowing, she wore her best farm hat, got on […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr., executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), had recommended high-yielding varieties during the Lakbay-Palay or Farmers’ Field Day and Forum held at the Institute’s Central Experiment Station in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 3. With maximum yield of 6-11 t/ha, the varieties being promoted for irrigated lowland include Tubigan 22 (NSIC Rc240), Malagkit 5 (NSIC Rc21SR), […]

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