Written by the Web Team   Farmers need not panic about the impending drought that PAGASA projected. This is according to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)-Isabela. “There are ways to adapt to drought in case it happens,” Arlina Golonan, PhilRice researcher, said. One of these techniques is Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD), a water-saving technology where rice fields are alternately flooded and drained. Golonan said that this technology provides […]

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Written by the Web Team   Different rice-mix dishes, or rice is mixed with other staple crops like mais, camote, and saba, were showcased in a local cooking contest in San Mateo, Isabela during the launching of Pinggang Pinoy, Aug. 15. Vegetable, fish, and other protein-source dishes were also added to the rice-mixes to complete a meal. Thirteen members of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) competed in cooking a P50-meal […]

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Sensitive to the pressing issues of poverty and unemployment in the rural farming areas today, PhilRice has refocused its efforts toward resolving these rural development impediments. The Institute’s goal is to create an impact that ripples through the implementation of a nucleus estate strategy. With this strategy, PhilRice stations across the country would play a dual role as an R&D institution (its core role) and as a one-stop agribusiness service provider […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead in rice research and development, is encouraging farmers to avail of its SMS service to manage pests and diseases. Rice blast, the world`s most prevalent disease reducing yield by 50 to 85 percent, may be expected in some fields in the country as its occurrence is triggered by frequent rains and high relative humidity. “Thanks to […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija –  Be RICEponsible, a campaign that aims to help the country continually increase its rice production, partnered with a community church to instill appreciation towards farmers` hard work and brown rice. In a mass feeding program with the San Sebastian Parish Church, Gemma Oreña, 12 years old said she valued more the work of his father, who is […]

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Written by the Web Team   Korean rice cultivars being tested in the Philippines are found to be acceptable for farmers in Region III. In a recent sensory evaluation conducted in the Central Experiment Station of the Philippine Rice Research Institute, three Korean rice cultivars received higher acceptable rating over the local Philippine rice variety. Miyang, Dasanbyeo, and Saegyejinmi obtained an acceptable rating ranging from 85 to 87 percent from […]

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Written by the Web Team   Hybrid parent lines from Mestiso 1 and 3 could withstand bacterial leaf blight attacks with the successful incorporation of resistance genes using gene pyramiding. This is the result of a research done by a team led by Dr. Dindo A. Tabanao, a plant breeder at PhilRice. Tabanao and his team conducted gene pyramiding or the introduction of multiple target genes from different parental donors […]

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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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