hybrid rice Archive

Region 3 rice sector ASEAN integration-ready due to strong government-private hybrid rice collaboration

The rice sector of Region 3 is prepared for the ASEAN integration in light of a high 5.25 metric tons (MT) average yield owing to a strong government-private sector collaboration on hybrid rice. While it is not being so recognized by the national government, Region 3 accounts for more than 70 percent of total rice [&hellip

Read More…

US-based US Agriseeds puts up rice breeding station, releases a hybrid variety that enables farmers to plant during disease-infested rainy season

US-based US Agriseeds has put up a rice breeding station in the Philippines in line with government’s call to become rice-sufficient even as it releases to the market a variety that enables farmers to plant hybrid rice during disease-infested rainy season. The breeding station of US Agriseeds through local subsidiary SeedWorks Philippines Inc. (SPI) covers [&hellip

Read More…

PUP recognizes technology’s role in food security, confers Doctor of Science honorary degree to hybrid rice pioneer Henry Lim Bon Liong

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is recognizing the pivotal role technology takes in the country’s food security as it recognizes SL Agritech Corp.’s (SLAC) Henry Lim Bon Liong for the risks he took in pioneering the hybrid rice sector. PUP is conferring on Lim a Doctor of Science honorary degree at PUP’s Commencement [&hellip

Read More…

SL Agritech targets planting of hybrid rice on two million hectares in five years as DA sets Food Staples Sufficiency target of 22.73 million MT by 2016

Philippines’ biggest hybrid rice seed firm SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is targeting the planting of hybrid rice on two million hectares in five years in its aim to help boost Philippines’ rice sufficiency and potential rice export. As the

Read More…

Former government agriculturist reaps whopping 306.8 cavans after integrating govt service learning into hybrid rice farming

A former municipal agriculturist reaped a whopping 306.8 cavans in his one hectare land in Isabela after integrating his learning from government service into hybrid rice farming. Dionicio Tamayao, 44, was an agriculture technician at the municipal agriculture office (MAO) in Reina Mercedes, Isabela with a function to help farmers achieve high yield. Now it [&hellip

Read More…

Philippine hybrid rice commercial planting in PNG may expand to Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Island and Mozambique

The country’s hybrid rice planting in Papua New Guinea (PNG) may expand to Pacific islands Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Island and Africa’s Mozambique through partnership with Australian Calmwind Pty Ltd. (CPL). As 30 hectares of land in PNG are already being planted with Philippines-developed SL-8H, SL-18H and SL-12H hybrid rice, SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) sees more [&hellip

Read More…

Philippines to pioneer hybrid rice farming in Malaysia through SL Agritech, tests seen to succeed with Malaysia’s Mindanao-like climate

The Philippines is poised to pioneer hybrid rice farming in Malaysia through an initial pilot testing in Penang and Kedah which may start by the wet season planting by April this year. The pilot testing is foreseen to be succeeded by commercial planting on around 1,000 hectares.  It will be spearheaded by a private Malaysian [&hellip

Read More…

Cabiao marsh land farmers fast expanding hybrid rice area to 100 hectares from only 30 hectares

A farmers’ group is fast expanding its hybrid rice area to 100 hectares from only 30 hectares after experiencing a yield that gives them a two-cropping’s harvest from a swamp land that only allows once-a-year planting. Farmers at the marsh land of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija are only able to plant rice during the dry season, [&hellip

Read More…

Farmers in big rice producing provinces to receive P1,200 per 20-kilo hybrid rice seed discount this rainy season

Farmers in big rice provinces Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan will enjoy a P300 per five-kilo (P1,200 for 20 kilos) hybrid rice seed aid this rainy season which should enable them to help boost Philippines’ 2013 rice production. Philippines’ pioneer hybrid rice seed producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is extending the aid in the form of [&hellip

Read More…

3,000 hectare land planted to hybrid rice in La Paz, Tarlac as the LGU hopes to make La Paz export-oriented agricultural trade center

A 3,000-hectare land had been planted to the high-yielding hybrid rice in La Paz, Tarlac with a government subsidy program that aims to make Tarlac an export-oriented agriculture trading center. The aim of the local government units (LGU) of Tarlac—the provincial LGU and the La Paz town LGU— to make the province’s agricultural products export-bound [&hellip

Read More…