Farmers from seven LGUs in Antique, Aklan, and Capiz participated in the recent establishment of the Minus-OneElement Technique setup and RCEF PalaySikatan TechnoDemo Farmers’ Field Day.

The 130 farmers learned how to determine the right fertilizer amount and element for their rice fields, as well as the results, if they follow the technology practices recommended by DA-PhilRice.

The setting up of MOET is a project under the RCEF-Seed Program.

Meanwhile, PalaySikatan showcased the recommended varieties in every province and the unique rice production practices farmers must adapt appropriately to their locations to maximize the potentials of their rice fields.

The techno-demos in Roxas City, Capiz and Bugasong, Antique showcased PSB Rc 10, Rc 18, NSIC Rc 216, Rc 222, Rc 402, Rc 442, and Rc 506. Farmers in both provinces singled out NSIC Rc 506, describing it as resistant to pests and disease, nonlodging, and has glistening grains.

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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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