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 […]

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A PhilRice study on the development of submergence-drought tolerant breeding lines has identified six recombinant inbred lines (RILs) that show good phenotypic traits, high tolerance to submergence and drought stresses, and high grain yield. According to Jonathan S. Conception, among the study researchers, recombinant lines are products of conventional breeding where two varieties with desirable characteristics are crossed or paired to arrive at desired traits. Breeding lines were developed from […]

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Among PhilRice’s promising young scientists, Dr. Reynante Lacsamana Ordonio, 36, has already published in high-impact journals such as Science, Nature Cell Research and Scientific Reports, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences-USA. A rare feat for Filipino researchers. He is among the very few researchers at PhilRice that focus on plant molecular breeding and genetic engineering. Rey is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Nagoya University, working on rice […]

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PhilRice Agusan branch director shared some of his reflections and experiences in building a branch station during the annual SRO seminar series as part of PhilRice’s 32nd anniversary celebration, November 6. As guest speaker of the said event, branch director Abner T. Montecalvo who served PhilRice since 1995 said, “Government service is sometimes frustrating, but it is truly rewarding when you realize that it is a rare privilege to serve […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is gearing up this November for the celebration of National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) through series of activities for the public to be more RICEponsible. With the theme, Ready? SET rice! RICEponsible Filipinos save rice, eat healthy, and try brown rice, this year’s celebration encourages the public to eat the right proportion of rice and its healthy forms such as brown rice and rice mixes. […]

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Clark, Pampanga –   Delegates from the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Meetings viewed the Journey of Rice exhibition at the Clark Museum. “Through centuries, Pampanga is a rice self-sufficient province. In this exhibit, the province encourages the public to cultivate favorable attitudes towards rice by immersing the viewers on the development of rice, traditional rice varieties, and the attitude of being RICEponsible,” Dr. Diadem B. Gonzales-Esmero, […]

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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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