Thursday, September 29, 2022

Davao Farmers Learn To Produce Hybrid Seeds

THE PHILIPPINE POST

Davao Farmers Learn To Produce Hybrid Seeds

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

To expand access to hybrid rice seeds in Mindanao, 21 seed growers from Digos City, Davao del Sur are currently undergoing a season-long training on hybrid rice seed production and certification.

The seed growers are trained on three-line and two-line systems and cultural management and practices.

“This training, which started this month and will end on Feb. 8 next year, complements the Administrative Order No. 9 series of 2021 or the Local Rice Seed Production Policy of the Department of Agriculture. We hope to expand and develop the hybrid rice seed production in the country by 80% in 2025,” Dr. Fidel M. Ramos, hybrid rice expert, said.

The season-long activity is conducted in Digos City every Wednesday through blended learning—via Zoom and field practicum and facilitated by the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Seed Quality Control Services Division, DA-Regional Field Office, Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 11, and DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute.

More than 150 farmers and seed growers across the country were already trained on producing high-quality hybrid rice.

Latest News

Spotlight

The Talk

More Stories

30 Davao City Centenarians To Receive P200K Cash Incentive Each

The Davao City government has acknowledged a total of30 centenarians in the province that will receive cash incentives of PHP200,000 each.

Funds For Vigan Airport Pushed To Boost Tourism, Connectivity

One of the representatives from the Ilocos region called for support for the funding of the Vigan Airport Development Project in Ilocos Sur.

Canada To Partner With PH On Agriculture, Food Security

Canada has confirmed its partnership with the Philippines when it comes to agriculture and food security.

Benguet Taro Farmers Go Organic As Fertilizer Prices Rise

Benguet Taro farmers plan to bring back organic production to their crops as prices for fertilizers and pesticides increase.

Elon Musk Tops Forbes List Of 400 Wealthiest Americans

Forbes hailed tech billionaire Ellon Musk as the new richest person in the world.

Entertainment

Travel

Motoring