The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) led by Dr. Feng Zhang, CABI Regional Director for East and South-East Asia (first from the right) and Philippine Rice Research Institute represented by Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, deputy executive director for research (first from the left), spearheaded recent discussions on improving the institutions’ partnership on controlling fall armyworm (FAW). This emerging insect pest used to only infest corn, but it has now extended its host range to include rice infesting 18-28-day old seedlings with the larvae feeding on the leaves. The first infestation in Cagayan spread in 13 municipalities in Region II on May 2021.

Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel - .
How does this post make you feel?
  • Excited
  • Fascinated
  • Amused
  • Bored
  • Sad
  • Angry

Leave a Reply

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.

Learn More

Philippine Rice Research Institute