• DA-PhilRice, National Irrigation Administration forge ties on disseminating rice production technologies

    Information and educational materials on rice production will be released soon to the rice stakeholders in Region XII and nearby regions as a result of the signed memorandum of agreement between the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in Midsayap and the National Irrigation Administration XII. Based on the agreement, the two agencies will […]

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  • Microorganisms seen to decontaminate rice areas near mining sites

    Potential of bacteria and fungi in decontaminating rice ecosystems with mine tailings was observed in the latest study conducted by the Central Luzon State University (CLSU).   According to Perfecto S. Ramos Jr, study lead, results unlocked the possibility that contaminants, pollutants, and toxins in rice fields near mining sites can still be removed through the use […]

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  • RCEF techno demo impresses farmers

    Farmers under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program were impressed with the crop stand of rice varieties and efficiency of a rice machine showcased in Brgy. Balza, Malinao, Albay. “Varieties shown in the techno demo have more tillers and grains, which hint high harvest,” a farmer included in the 50 field visitors said. Called […]

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  • Murcia farmers enhance rice production knowledge

    Farmers in Murcia, Negros Occidental started to update their knowledge on rice farming with the recent launching of PalayAralan, an informal learning series, in Brgy. Damsite. Conducted by Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), 26 farmers under the RiceBIS Agrarian Reform Cooperative learned about managing pests and diseases. According to Jose Arnel Cordova, science […]

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  • Hybrid rice derby featured in DA-PhilRice Isabela’s farm walk

    Eight hybrid rice varieties from public and private companies were shown to the public in a three-day farm walk at the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in San Mateo, Isabela, March 9-11. Two of the hybrids showcased were the public hybrid Mestizo 1 (M1) and Mestiso 20 (M20). With 123-day maturity, M1 averages 5.4t/ha […]

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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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