Drone in the farms. Experts from FutureRice Farm of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will monitor rice growth using drone and other modern farming technologies. Promoting precision agriculture, drone was used in direct-seeding and mechanical transplanter for rice establishment. Fertilizers and herbicides will also be applied using the drone spreader and sprayer systems this 2019 dry season. FutureRice Farm’s study on drone and other modern farming technologies is in collaboration with Crop Protection Division, Rice Farming Mechanization and Modernization Program, and the New Hope Corporation.