• Direct-seeded rice effective in top rice producer province

    Farmers in Isabela, one of the country’s top rice producer, are reaping the benefits of practicing direct seeding, a crop establishment method, in which pre-germinated seeds are sown directly onto the soil surface. Helen Pasicolan, lead of the direct-seeded rice technology promotion at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in San Mateo, Isabela said that farmers […]

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    4Ps recipients learn rice technologies

    More than a thousand farmers under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union updated their knowledge on rice at the recent Lakbay Palay conducted at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). “As farmers, we are one of the most important workers in the society because rice is a Filipino […]

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  • Jiggy Manicad

    Upgrade farmers’ skills, rice advocate urged

    Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Rodrigo “Jiggy” Manicad Jr. encouraged public agencies in Central Luzon to help farmers engage in marketing and be entrepreneurs in a recent gathering of farmers, students, and agriculture workers. In an activity called Rice Fiesta conducted at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Manicad emphasized that farmer’s entrepreneurial skill […]

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  • VarMix field

    VarMix aids farmers in stress-prone areas

    Varietal Mixture (VarMix) is viewed to be a possible solution to the vulnerability of single variety to diseases, especially under stress-prone areas. The study To Mix or Not to Mix: Compatibility of Selected Rice Varieties to Increase Yield Stability under Stress-Prone Areas of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) showed that the mixture of selected […]

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  • Engineering

    Alternative fuel from rice tops intellectual property tilt

    Crude bioethanol distiller that is powered by rice husk was acclaimed grand prize winner during the recent Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property Awards (AMY IP Awards) held at the Manila Hotel. Invented by engineers at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the machine uses rice husk as alternative fuel to produce crude bioethanol (lambanog or […]

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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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