UP TO 85 FARMER GROUPS and other stakeholders in the rice industry had the chance to observe various improved rice farming techniques in the just concluded 8th National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) that was held in Calasiao, Pangasinan on March 19-21, 2019.
According to Carlos Saplala of SeedWorks Philippines, one of the participating seed companies, 37.5 hectares located in Urdaneta and Asingan were planted to various hybrid varieties grown using different systems. The rice crops are nearing maturity and the attendees can really appreciate the advantages of using the right varieties and cultural practices that could help increase yields, and at the same time, reduce production costs.
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