Researchers in PhilRice Agusan are identifying traditional varieties that have strong resistance against white stemborer during the rice crop’s reproductive stage. Researchers have already monitored 75 traditional varieties that may contain resistance.

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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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