Capillarigation is an irrigation system that capitalizes on the capillary principle. It uses capillary wicks instead of drippers used in drip irrigation system. In capillarigation, a stable supply of water is provided within the plants’ root zone, making water (as well as the nutrients mixed with it) always available to the plants. “To come up with cost- and water-efficient way of irrigating plants is our main goal in this  project,” […]

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A PhilRice Negros study has identified rice varieties that are high-yielding and suited for climate types in Western Visayas. The study led by Alvin Palanog, senior science research specialist, tested 30 rice varieties to see which ones can thrive well in the region. NSIC Rc152 and PSB Rc14 were found to be the most stable in terms of high grain yield ranging from 6 – 8.7 t/ha and 5.8 – […]

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We eat, work, and pray every day. Why not add exercise in between? Dr. Riza “Reeze” Abilgos-Ramos shares to us her journey as a nutritionist and her insights on work-life balance. Dr. Ramos is a supervising science research specialist at PhilRice’s Rice Chemistry and Food Science Division. Becoming a nutritionist During her childhood, Dr. Abilgos-Ramos was skinny and very sickly. She was among those who lined up for their school’s […]

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PhilRice’s food scientists found that lees, a residue from tapuy (Philippine rice wine), is an alternative nutrient-rich ingredient to baked food products. In a study by Rosaly Manaois and Amelia Morales, results showed that rice wine lees significantly improves the protein and dietary fiber content of brownies, a popular Filipino snack food. This finding comes from the paper, Nutritional and sensory quality of brownies supplemented with Tapuy (Philippine Rice Wine) […]

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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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