Kalinga hybrid rice seed growers are now more equipped on hybrid rice production and certification thru a refresher course conducted in support of the intensification of seed production and use of hybrid rice. The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Agricultural Training Institute in CAR conducted this refresher course among 24 hybrid rice seed growers from April 26-30, 2021 in Tabuk City.  Together with DA-Regional Field Office CAR and the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Seed Quality Control Services, PhilRice Isabela researchers Dr. Fidel M. Ramos and Christian P. de Leon served as resource speakers for site selection, seeds and seedling preparation of parentals, management of seedbed, seedling, water, nutrient and pest management, and rouging.

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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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