Hybrid Rice Derby

Farmers participate in Hybrid Rice Derby. More than 200 rice farmers, researchers, agricultural technicians, and local officials participated in the Hybrid Rice Derby: Provincial Techno Forum and Harvest Festival in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on February 1. One of the 18 hybrid rice varieties showcased is Mestiso 20, a public hybrid rice that yields 6.4-11.7t/ha and matures in 111 days.

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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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