A public hybrid variety, Mestiso 20 (M20), exhibited an excellent stand with 98% disease-free leaves during the three-day demo of the 7th National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) held at Talibon, Bohol. “Every variety performed well. However, M20 had a remarkable outcome, as it showed 98% resistance to blight. Only 2% of the crop was affected, which did not happen in the other areas where M20 was planted,” said Richard Romanillos, […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) hand over a total of 3,350 kilograms of rice seeds, comprising 2,150 kg of foundation seeds of NSIC Rc 400 and 1,200 kg of registered seeds of NSIC Rc 352, to the Local Government Unit of San Mateo, Isabela as seed support for farmers affected by the Typhoon Ompong. Reports show that Ompong has wrecked havoc on […]

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About 1, 500 participants composed of farmers, students, extension workers, and researchers from Luzon regions will participate in this year’s Lakbay Palay Wet Season (WS) at PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, September 26- 27. Lakbay Palay is a field day held by PhilRice twice a year (during the dry and wet seasons) to showcase its rice and rice-based farming technologies to a wide […]

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to confer the highest awards in public service to three PhilRice staff  in a fitting ceremony at the Malacañang Palace, Sept. 27. Screened by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for their exemplary performance as outstanding government workers, PhilRice Acting Executive Director Sailila E. Abdula and Scientist Norvie L. Manigbas have been chosen as two of this year’s Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardees. Meanwhile, Information Systems […]

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Good harvest under drought condition is now possible with the development of five breeding lines that can thrive well even with less water in rainfed areas. Bred by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the drought-screened (DrS) lines include DrS 1062, DrS 1085, DrS 1061, DrS 1042, and DrS 1057. The lines, which are identified under moderate to severe drought conditions, were developed from NSIC Rc 9 (Apo). “NSIC Rc […]

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Rice constitutes a huge portion of a regular diet of every Filipino. On average, a Filipino consumes 114 kilograms of rice every year. Rice, however, does not have much nutrients. It contains largely carbohydrates. To make it healthier and to help address the pressing malnutrition problem in the country, Golden Rice is being developed. According to Dr. Reynante Ordonio, PhilRice Healthier Rice Project lead, Golden Rice is a new type […]

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Farmers in a first-class municipality in Albay are learning more about rice production through a recently launched public information kiosk. Called PalayTambayan, the facility is housed at the Hibiga Irrigators Association (HRISIA) office in Polangui, and was set up by Philippine Rice Research (PhilRice) in Batang Ligao, Albay. Melanie de Peralta, PhilRice Bicol Research and Development Coordinator, said that farmers, who have limited time in visiting the PhilRice station can access latest […]

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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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