A young scientist from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) garnered first place in a conference held in the United States, July 30-Aug.1. Emerging as winner in the poster category during the 16TH Annual Conference of Nitrogen Use Efficiency held at Kansas State University, Jayvee A. Cruz competed with other 22 entries from universities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Idaho, and North and South Dakota. Cruz, 32, presented […]
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC), Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), and the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO III) are intensifying pests field control this wet season through the Oplan Iwas Peste: Ang madiskarteng magsasaka, mataas ang ani at kita recently launched in Nueva Ecija. Leonardo Marquez, crop protection expert at PhilRice, said the campaign aims to educate farmers on […]
The changing landscape of agriculture grows more challenges and spreads opportunities to explore other tools for cultivation like ICT to enhance precision and efficiency in rice research, development, and extension. This issue of the magazine peeks at the possibilities of integrating ICT in agriculture.
Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently trained about 300 rice-based growers in Marawi, Lanao del Sur to help them resume farming, which was left for almost a year due to the city’s siege. Teodora Briones, head of PhilRice’s Corporate Services Division, said farmers in the area expressed interest in going back to farming after Ramadan. However, the farmers have yet to restore their livelihood […]
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is ensuring the availability of quality seeds through training conducted at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, July 20-25. Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga, PhilRice acting deputy executive director on development, said the five-day training on producing high-quality inbred rice seeds and farm mechanization emphasized on attaining a rice-secure country. “[DA agencies] work together to attain the vision […]
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Nueva Ecija drums up good nutrition in its nearby communities through month-long activities for mothers and children in this year’s nutrition month. “It is must to assist local government units in improving the nutrition status of their towns because data show that chronic malnutrition in the country is prevalent with 300,000 wasted or underweight children under 5 years old,” Dr. Diadem B. Gonzales-Esmero, […]