OK WITH NEW KNOWLEDGE. Taking lessons from the infestations of the fall army worms, 25 farmers in Diffun, Quirino recently underwent a five-day training on pest and nutrient management. Anchored on the PalayCheck System, an integrated crop management system for rice, training sessions emphasized the recommendations on managing major rice pests such as stem borers and rice black bug, and diseases such as bacterial leaf blight and tungro. Recommendations include […]

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Implementers of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) – Seed program have started to roll out certified inbred seeds to early planters in the Cordillera Autonomous Region and Region II. The program, which is expected to benefit more than 74,000 rice farmers in four provinces, has already distributed over 7,000 bags to early planters in Nueva Vizcaya. As part of seed distribution, farmers were briefed on modern rice farming practices […]

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Jehanel V. Soriano, 24, has set her heart out in agriculture. She is an agricultural enterprise entrepreneur, farmer, and farm school owner. Born and raised in llagan, City, Jehanel started as an enumerator in her alma mater, the Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija for five years, and as a market inspector of DA-Cagayan Valley Research Center in Isabela for a year. An agricultural business management graduate, she eventually […]

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Rice Agriculture Farmers RCEF More than 150,000 farmers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Cagayan Valley (Region 2) benefitted from certified inbred seeds given by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program this wet season. “The program allocated almost 400,000 bags, which is enough for the rice farmers in CAR and Region 2. This allotment can be distributed anytime,” Engr. Leo C. Javier, Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research (DA-PhilRice) in […]

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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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