A young graduate of BS Biology at the Central Luzon State University is loving his work at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice); describing it as fulfilling and fun. Only 24, Jonathan S. Concepcion, Science Research Analyst at Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division, has authored 17 papers and posters. Amidst the research rigors, he manages to pursue his studies and other skills. Found his love at the lab Jonathan started as […]

Murcia, Negros Occidental – Wives of PhilRice laborers here plan to set-up a printing enterprise following their training on business start-up. Spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry during the station’s 15th anniversary, July 26, the activity aimed to enrich women’s livelihood opportunities. DTI will guide the group in preparing for a t-shirt printing service until it will be implemented. A seminar on product identification will also be conducted […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) applied a Facebook technology in agriculture; allowing farmers to “shoot to kill” – that is, getting rid of weeds through the phone camera. To be released within the year, the e-Damuhan utilized the typical routine of social media users: shoot, upload, and tag friends, which became popular that Facebook devised a way to easily tag friends through face recognition. Nehemiah L. Caballong, an information systems researcher […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija recently deployed information systems and mobile applications in a seminar titled, “Rollout of New Systems: Meet the IT-credibles of PhilRice!” Composed of a series of five-minute power talks, the seminar featured 10 information technologies developed or being tested to facilitate rice research and extension efforts and improve Institutional processes. Arturo Arocena, Jayson Gamilla, and Ronnie Rimando Jr developed […]

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High-yielding, with good-eating quality, and slightly aromatic – these traits of NSIC Rc 238 (Tubigan 21) make farmers cling to this inbred variety. No wonder it is included in the Top 5 most preferred varieties in the Philippines.   Ideal variety Mequiedes P. Indic, 35, from Tanauan, Leyte can attest to this variety’s favorable qualities. Like most farmer-consumers, Mang Mequiedes believes that aside from being high-yielding, a variety must have […]

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Local government units of the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija and San Mateo, Isabela engage the public in a consultation on the proposal for the field trial application of Golden Rice. Following the completion of the risk assessment of Golden Rice (GR2E), the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) has advised PhilRice to “proceed with the public consultation for Golden Rice.” Golden Rice is a new type […]

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In just 60 seconds or less, farmers can now receive fertilizer recommendations through the mobile app version of Minus-One Element Technique (MOET). A complementary device for the MOET kit, the soil nutrient calculator can provide the right amount, combination, and type of fertilizer to be applied. PhilRice senior researcher Ailon Oliver V. Capistrano said the new mobile app, which is used before crop establishment, helps farmers avoid excessive or inadequate […]

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  Studies on stress-tolerant rice, healthy rices, mechanized inbred rice seed production, novelty rice products, and high-technologies by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) were recognized in a scientific gathering led by the Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP), July 2-7. In the 48th CSSP Scientific Conference, 14 PhilRice studies were awarded in different categories owing to their importance in advancing agricultural sustainability and development in the countryside. The […]

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The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) has given the go-signal for the conduct of public consultations on the proposed field trials for GR2E Golden Rice. The public consultation process is a significant component of biosafety regulatory approval under the Joint Department Circular No. 1 series of 2016. The consultation process is comprised of Public Information Sheet postings in accessible community locations, a 30-day public comment period, and the […]

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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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