Mestiso 20 (M20), a public hybrid rice variety previously not favored in Buenavista, Quezon, is yielding good harvest both in seed production and F1 cultivation. As M20 seeds come from Mindanao, the municipality is engaged in hybrid rice seed production since last quarter of 2020 to ensure the variety’s accessibility. “The favorable result of the two-line hybrid rice seed production trial in Buenavista is such an achievement. We have no […]

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Eight hybrid rice varieties from public and private companies were shown to the public in a three-day farm walk at the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in San Mateo, Isabela, March 9-11. Two of the hybrids showcased were the public hybrid Mestizo 1 (M1) and Mestiso 20 (M20). With 123-day maturity, M1 averages 5.4t/ha and can yield 9.9t/ha. Meanwhile, M20 matures in 111 days, averages 6.4t/ha yield, and reaches […]

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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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