Our breeders scored high in 2019 as the National Seed Industry Council released 10 of their new varieties. NSIC 2019 Rc 522H (Mestiso 103), is a hybrid variety released on March 11, 2019 – a product of PhilRice-UP Los Baños collaboration. The other new varieties are four rainfed (NSIC 2019 Rc 568, Rc 572, Rc 574, and Rc 578); one saline (Rc 558); and 4 coldtolerant (Rc 560, Rc 563, […]

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About 400,000 farmers in 57 provinces across the country had received assistance from the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) through reading materials on modern rice farming. Circulated during seed distribution of RCEF-Seed Program, the Gabay sa Makabagong Palayan published by Philippine Rice Research Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-PhilRice), contains recommendations from seed germination until harvesting. “This leaflet has become our guide. It tackles all the […]

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After three years of service as acting executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Dr. Sailila E. Abdula is assigned assistant secretary for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). He will serve in concurrent capacity as Director I of PhilRice Midsayap effective Sept. 16. As part of his new duties, Agriculture Sec. Dr. William Dar, said that the multi-awarded rice breeder from North Cotabato will harmonize rice programs […]

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Dr. William Dollente Dar, acting secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA), bares “new thinking” as strategy to achieve four-fold agriculture growth and double farmers’ income. In his acceptance speech early this week, Dar, who have served as the DA secretary from 1998 to 1999, noted that Philippine agriculture, for the past decade, only grew 1.1% annually, while population has been increasing at 1.8% yearly. “We are faced with the […]

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Kanin is life! (Rice is life!) No ulam is enticing and satisfying enough when it is served without rice. White rice makes every ulam extra special. But the milling and polishing processes it undergoes lower its nutritional value due to the removal of rice bran and rice germ. This now calls for consumers to consider eating the healthier and more colorful alternatives to white rice. As we put a close […]

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Multi-purpose seeder for Abra farmers. PhilRice Batac promotes the use of multi-purpose seeder through a technology generation and verification trial in Pidigan, Abra. Multi-purpose seeder reduces  crop establishment cost and seeding rate as its performance is more accurate than manual broadcasting. University of the Philippines-Los Baños, local government unit of Pidigan, and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Abra tie up for this project.     Brigada Eskwela. PhilRice Bicol […]

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Glyza Bandiola, 18, loves planting and farming ever since she was a kid.  But is this enough to sustain this interest? The youth from General Santos said that her teachers in school inspire her to take a career in agriculture. “[Our teachers’] passion is very evident in the way they share agriculture lessons and in doing farm activities with us. Their dedication to help us inspires me,” Glyza said. A […]

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With extended dry spell, Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) researchers cautioned farmers in  El Niño-affected provinces to practice proper water and farm management techniques. Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, PhilRice’s OIC Deputy Executive Director for Research and PRISM expert advised farmers in irrigated areas to continue planting to cover the production needs of areas that can no longer plant due to absence of water. “These irrigated areas should consider synchronous […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recently received two awards for its efforts to make high-quality seeds and relevant rice farming information available and accessible to farmers and rice stakeholders. PhilRice officials and representatives received their awards on March 28 on two separate events. Two of PhilRice’s knowledge products in 2018 won in the annual and prestigious BINHI Agricultural Journalism Awards. The Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. in cooperation with the […]

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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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