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Hybrid rice model farm increases yield of Butuan farmers

BUTUAN CITY, April 7 -- Rice farmers in Barangay Lemon, this city begin to reap the benefits of planting hybrid rice. Last year, 40 rice farmers in the city accepted the challenge to be farmer-cooperators of the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga's Hybrid Rice...

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DA to focus on hybrid rice clustering

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture will allocate an initial P90 million to focus on clustering areas for its hybrid rice program to further improve the production of  palay (unhusked rice) amid a liberalized regime. read more

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HRDC holds Field Day at ISARC Varanasi

HRDC holds Field Day at ISARC Varanasi

The Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) held a field day in the IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC), Varanasi last 18 October 2019. It was attended by 35 participants from 16 private seed companies engaged in hybrid rice such as Bioseed, Ankur Seeds,...

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Hybrid rice review: Updating notions about hybrid rice

Hybrid rice review: Updating notions about hybrid rice

Recent research and technological advancements have significantly improved the quality and viability of hybrid rice. Still, the lack of awareness among value chain actors on these improvements threatens to impede its full potential as a climate-resilient alternative...

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Mardi’s first hybrid padi named Kadaria 1

Mardi’s first hybrid padi named Kadaria 1

The first hybrid padi developed by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has been named Kadaria 1. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub said this was the best achievement of Mardi so far, and it is something padi...

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Hybrid seeds key to achieving rice self-sufficiency

Hybrid seeds key to achieving rice self-sufficiency

One success story is that of Myrna Perez-Villa. Using hybrid seeds and techniques she learned by attending various training courses on updated farming methods, Perez-Villa, a rice farmer from Bago City, Negros Occidental, has consistently been able to get yields of...

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