Written by Anna Marie F. Bautista   A well-prepared land gives farmers a head start for the entire planting season. When it comes to tilling the soil, they must start with the basics. Experts at the Philippines Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) say that proper land preparation provides a soil condition favorable for plant growth. It promotes good physical, chemical, and biological environment for better and efficient crop growth and development. […]

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Comprising about 19% of the total labor cost in rice production, land preparation can be worrisome for farmers. Experts at the Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD) of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) find ways to ease farm drudgery while reducing labor cost. They developed a 3-disc plow attachment for hand tractors to make land preparation less laborious and more economical for farmers. Engr. Elmer Bautista of PhilRice’s REMD […]

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PhilRice is set to launch a book on engaging young people in agriculture at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna, July 13, 1-5pm.  Youth & Agriculture: The Infomediary Campaign in the Philippines relates the experiences and how-tos of PhilRice project on Infomediary Campaign Campaign team lead Jaime A. Manalo IV is the main author, with contributions from team members […]

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A PhilRice crop protection expert reminds farmers that early detection is the best way to prevent spread of diseases in rice.     Rice diseases are more prevalent during the rainy season as weather conditions are more conducive to disease development and severity. Dr. Jennifer T. Niones from the Crop Protection Division (CPD) of PhilRice mentioned bacterial leaf blight (BLB), fungal diseases like rice blast, sheath blight, and rice tungro […]

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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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