The use of Minus-One Element Technique (MOET), a farmer-friendly and quick soil analysis kit, added 20 cavans (62kg/cavan) to the harvest of a farmer in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Ryan F. Alvar usually harvests 35 cavans (62kg/cavan) from his 0.8-ha field. When he applied his learnings on the use of MOET from the PalaySikatan, a technology demonstration farm established by DA-PhilRice Agusan under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed […]

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Training the rice specialists so they can help farmers become more competitive is one of the objectives of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) – Rice Extension Services Program. With rice specialists becoming more competent, fully equipped, and having the heart to help farmers, the country’s rice industry can flourish. Wilmar Ompoc, one of the Rice Specialists’ Training Course (RSTC) trainees, has always been eager to acquire knowledge to manage […]

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Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) beneficiaries in Caraga have increased their rice harvest by half-ton per hectare from 2019 to 2021 dry season (DS). Frenciso L. Varquez, RCEF-Branch Project Development Officer, reported that RCEF beneficiaries achieved a regional yield increase from 3.74t/ha to 4.21t/ha in the DS.  Meanwhile, almost a quarter increase was recorded from 3.64t/ha to 3.87t/ha in the wet season.  The harvest were gained from the 5,862 bags […]

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Golden Rice is now safe for public consumption. DA-PhilRice and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are now drawing up plans to “deploy” this rice variety in the regions. DA-PhilRice Agusan will oversee seed production of Golden Rice and development of pilot-scale strategies in Regions 10 and Caraga. Dr. Ronan G. Zagado, Golden Rice Program leader, assured Agusan branch staff during a technical briefing on May 19, the rice is safe […]

The DA-PhilRice Agusan RCEF group, in coordination with the Davao de Oro Provincial Agriculture Office, pilot-tested the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) application in Montevista. RCM is designed to generate fertilizer recommendations. Over 50 farmers from selected areas participated in the activity. A validation of land area, through Global Positioning System (GPS), helped determine the accurate fertilizer recommendation for each farmer-beneficiary. Together with IRRI, this is under a DA-integrated approach involving […]

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Twenty Rice Specialists’ Training Course (RSTC) and 96 Farmer Field School (FFS) participants have completed their training on the latest farm technologies. The trainees from Regions 10, 11, and 13 are now specialists in the production of high-quality inbred rice, seed certification, and farm mechanization. RSTC participants work in the DA-Regional Field Office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Municipal Agriculture Office, Farmers’ Cooperatives and Associations, and accredited farm schools of […]

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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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