The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) exhibited rice varieties that can help reduce agricultural damages due to climate change during the 13th National Biotechnology Week in Fishermall, Quezon City, Nov. 20-24. “Promoting these varieties is one of the things that we can do to help the farmers,” Dr. Roel R. Suralta, Crop Biotechnology Center (CBC) of the Department of Agriculture, said. The Global Climate Risk Index for 1996-2015 showed that […]
Start them young. The Rice Science Museum of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recently opened its new exhibition, titled, Wonderful World of Rice, in an attempt to engage the youth as agriculture advocates.
Award-winning actor Piolo Pascual campaigns for the #RICEponsiblePlateChallenge, a social media contest that encourages consumers to eat the right amount of rice and its healthier forms. “We are launching this social media campaign to challenge everyone towards becoming RICEponsible. This is to help our farmers and our country, while promoting better health,” Pascual said. Pascual, a rice ambassador, said that rice should be consumed on appropriate quantity and through their […]
Ready SET rice! Celebrities, led by Piolo Pascual, urged the public to be more “rice-conscious” during the recent kick-off ceremonies of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) in Diliman, Quezon City. “Together with my fellow celebrities, I believe that being Riceponsible (word play between rice and responsibility) is not only good for our health, but also for our farmers and our country. Let’s SET rice! Save rice, Eat healthy, and […]
PhilRice’s FutureRice Farm has been awarded with a good agricultural practices (GAP) certification by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards at the DA-RFO 3, November 3. According to Engr. Angel S. Tulabut, Region III Gap Inspector, Central Luzon currently has the most number of GAP certified farms in the Philippines. It has 83 GAP-certified farms and 71 farms with pending GAP approval. Of the 83 certified farms, 61 are […]
The Philippine Rice Research (PhilRice) kicked off the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) with a celebration of its 32nd founding anniversary with the theme Charting the course of a rice-secure Philippines, November 6-7. The country’s lead agency in rice research for development honored more than 100 of its rice workers for their external and peer recognitions, scientific productivity, scholastic, and loyalty awards during the Dangal ng PhilRice Awarding Ceremonies. “Keeping […]
A PhilRice Midsayap study conducted in General Santos City has found that Tubigan 22 (NSIC Rc240) can yield an average of 7.07 t/h, which is higher than its 6.4 t/ha average yield at the national level. Of the 29 released varieties tested, Tubigan 22 was the best-performing variety as it had the highest spikelet fertility and highest number of filled grains and spikelets per panicle. These traits are among the […]
Cheaper crop establishment cost, reduced seeding rate, and more accurate seeding compared with manual broadcasting are the main features of the new multi-purpose seeder (MP seeder) for direct seeding. During the field trials for the MP seeder last year, PhilRice engineers saw impressive results especially for farmers in the rainfed areas. “The machine is attached to a handtractor as it is common among farmers and many of them own a […]