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PhilRice develops new harvesting machines
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - September 7, 2008 - 12:00am
  Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) have developed two new machines that could harvest rice faster and cheaper.
PhilRice develops 3-in-1 rice
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - August 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Tremendous benefits are anticipated in a three-in-one rice variety that is now being developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) even as its commercial production is expected to start...
Seed council releases 2 new hybrid varieties
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - April 27, 2008 - 12:00am
The National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) has released two hybrid rice varieties bred by private seed companies but developed with the national Rice Varietal Improvement Group (RVIG) led by PhilRice...
Sprouted pigmented rice a rich source of nutrients
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - March 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Farmers etch new image for ARMM
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - December 30, 2007 - 12:00am
Farmers in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are slowly but surely etching a new image for this war-torn region as a palayamanan project guides them towards higher productivity and better...
Hybrid rice program saves gov’t $23.25M
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - December 2, 2007 - 12:00am
Cool rice for a warmer world
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - July 29, 2007 - 12:00am
Rice breeders throughout the world are being challenged by climate change to develop cool rice varieties for a warmer world, as current varieties may no longer be productive under rising temperature.
WEED OR RICE?: Farmers warned to watch out for weedy rice
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - March 11, 2007 - 12:00am
A scientist of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has warned farmers to watch out for a weed that is fast invading rice farms in the country, competing for soil nutrients with the rice...
7 new rice lines ready for release as comm’l varieties
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - March 4, 2007 - 12:00am
The national Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) has recommended seven promising rice lines to be released by the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) as commercial varieties. Agriculture Secretary Arthur...
Cagayan farmers earn more by raising carabao ‘mestizos’
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - February 25, 2007 - 12:00am
The buffalo has gained increasing popularity among Cagayan farmers who are now making more money from buffalo upgrades produced by artificially inseminating female Philippine carabaos with semen from...
’Junks’ help improve new rice varieties
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - January 14, 2007 - 12:00am
Junks may not be totally useless if something is done to make them beneficial to man. One good example is the improved IR58025B where the IRBB lines of IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) were...
Seed council releases first biotech rice variety in RP
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - December 24, 2006 - 12:00am
The first biotech rice variety in the Philippines, released only recently by the National Seed Industry Council [NSIC] for commercial production, is now being produced in a large scale. Called NSIC Rc142...
No such thing as organic rice, says soil scientist
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - November 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Contrary to the claims of some sectors, there are no such things as organic rice, organic vegetable and organic fruit, according to a senior consultant of PhilRice (Philippine Rice Research Institute) who...
Rice wine, anyone?
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - October 8, 2006 - 12:00am
PhilRice is now engaged in the commercial manufacture of tapuy or rice wine after having been given a license to operate by the Bureau of Food and Drugs. BFAD personnel who inspected the institute’s tapuy production...
Forum to tackle rice husk-fired power plants
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - August 20, 2006 - 12:00am
The bright prospects of investing in the establishment of rice husk-fired power plants will be the focus of discussions in a forum at the Manila Hotel on Aug.22. Expected to attend the investment forum are prospective...
PhilRice engineer develops tiller for laboy soils
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - June 4, 2006 - 12:00am
More than a thousand hectares of laboy soils are not normally used in Aurora province due to their soft and deep mud, but these may soon become productive as PhilRice (Philippine Rice Research Institute) engineers...
Farming need not be a back-breaking job
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - May 7, 2006 - 12:00am
Land preparation for rice farms need not be a backbreaking job anymore as agricultural engineers have already designed a set of attachments that can perform different operations with the operator riding on a seat...
Goat raising getting popular in the Ilocos
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - April 2, 2006 - 12:00am
Goat raising is fast becoming an important component of the agricultural system in the Ilocos region as more small farmers in the rainfed and upland areas in Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte are now going...
PhilRice-JICA cooperation yields new rice variety
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - February 26, 2006 - 12:00am
Technical cooperation between PhilRice and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has produced a new rice variety, which is suitable both for transplanting and direct seeding. More popularly called...
Hybrid rice seeds build multi-millionaire cooperatives
by Sosimo Ma. Pablico - December 11, 2005 - 12:00am
Hybrid rice seed production has not only changed the lives of many rice seed producers but has also made cooperatives that became millionaires in just a few years of operation. One of them is the Roxas Hybrid Seed...
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