MINUS-ONE BUT PLUS YIELD. Farmers in Catanauan and Lopez, Quezon learn about the Minus-One Element Technique (MOET) in a recent five-day training conducted by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) and Quezon local government unit. MOET is a farmer-friendly and quick soil analysis kit used in diagnosing soil nutrient status including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and copper. DA-PhilRice developed MOET to address high cost of soil chemical test, inaccessibility of test centers in remote areas, and delay in the release of test results. The training is an initiative of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Extension Services Program.

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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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