• Agri workers equipped with biotech info

    The public can now rely on more accurate biotechnology information as agriculture workers participated in a seminar workshop in San Fernando, Pampanga and Ilagan City, Isabela. . In the two-day activity, regional field offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Regions II and III were briefed about the biotech program, principles and applications, regulatory […]

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  • ICT-based, climate-related studies gain int’l win

    Studies on ICT and satellite-based crop monitoring and typhoon-resistant farm structure were recognized in the 16th International Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference and Exhibition held in Negros Occidental, April 21-27. Out of 31 technical papers, “Operationalization of Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM): Revolutionizing Agriculture through ICT and Satellite-Based Crop Monitoring” emerged as the best paper. […]

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  • Bacteria help rice survive drought– study

    Certain species of rhizobacteria can modify the structure of rice roots, thereby increasing the plant’s ability to tolerate drought, a recent study showed. Drought stress is a limiting factor in rice production, especially in upland where farmers are dependent to rainfall as irrigation source. In their research, PhilRice scientists Roel Suralta, Jayvee Cruz, and their […]

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  • Recommended practices up for extended El Nino

    With extended dry spell, Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) researchers cautioned farmers in  El Niño-affected provinces to practice proper water and farm management techniques. Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, PhilRice’s OIC Deputy Executive Director for Research and PRISM expert advised farmers in irrigated areas to continue planting to cover the production needs of areas that […]

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  • Hybrid rice demo ongoing in Pangasinan

    Farmers can further observe the performance of hybrid rice with the extended run of its techno demo in Asingan and Urdaneta City, Pangasinan until 2nd week of April. In a 37.5-ha, Mestiso 20 (M20), one of the 25 hybrid rice varieties, and six inbred varieties –NSIC Rc 160, Rc 216, Rc 300, Rc 402, Rc […]

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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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