President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Vice-President Sara Z. Duterte are featured in a rice paddy art established on Aug. 16 at the FutureRice Farm in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. To be visible after a month, the paddy art is planted with PSB Rc 10 and the traditional purple rice. Attendees in the Lakbay Palay being organized by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) will have […]

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Drone technology for direct seeding, is it possible? This is the main question that was answered by our drone researchers during the June 23 AgriKapihan at the FutureRice Farm, DA-PhilRice Central Experiment Station. Seventy farmers, coop members, and agriculturists from LGU-Talavera and Science City of Muñoz, Central Luzon Hybrid and Inbred Rice Seeds Agriculture Cooperative (CLHIRSAC), Nagkakaisang Magsasaka Agricultural Primary Multi-Purpose Coop (NMAPMPC), and Bantug Primary Multi-Purpose Coop along with […]

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Farmers in Bicol, Negros, and Laguna may now save PhP2,000 to PhP4,000 per hectare by adopting the Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS) being promoted under the Abonong Swak: Swak sa badyet, Swak sa palay campaign of the DA-PhilRice in partnership with the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI). RCEF Units of Bicol and Negros stations introduced combo fertilizer options to farmers in Southern Leyte, […]

Brgy. Bacsay, Luna, Apayao – Hybrid rice seeds will be available here soon following the graduation of 24 farmers, April 6, from a training on hybrid rice commercialization and hybrid rice production and certification. The training activities are based on the PalayCheck system, emphasizing the use of nutrient management decision support tools such as the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) and Minus-one Element Technique (MOET). “This is part of our efforts […]

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In recognition of the Filipino farmers’ achievement in 2021, the record high palay output is showcased in this year’s dry season paddy art at the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute’s (DA-PhilRice) Future Rice Farm in Nueva Ecija. “The farmer’s image along with the 19.96MMT figure signifies that this accomplishment is for and by the hardworking rice farmers of our country,” Nehemiah L. Caballong, lead artist of the rice paddy […]

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One of the alternative courses of action in disseminating information about agriculture is engaging the youth community. Various programs have been developed to encourage the youth to be involved in agriculture especially in rice farming to help farmers adopt available technologies. Let’s discover the engagements of the youth in agriculture. After almost 7 years of implementation, the Special Training for Employment Programs (STEP) by the Technical Education and Skills Development […]

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To expand access to hybrid rice seeds in Mindanao, 21 seed growers from Digos City, Davao del Sur are currently undergoing a season-long training on hybrid rice seed production and certification. The seed growers are trained on three-line and two-line systems and cultural management and practices. “This training, which started this month and will end on Feb. 8 next year, complements the Administrative Order No. 9 series of 2021 or […]

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The public sector is ensuring enough supply of rice seeds amidst pandemic through a series of training conducted in hybrid rice-producing regions. Dr. Fidel M. Ramos, senior science research specialist of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in Isabela, said the activities complement the DA’s Hybrid Rice Program. Currently, four batches with 150 seed growers are trained in Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan, and Kalinga from June to October […]

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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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