As the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) developed three inbred varieties of rice, Negros Occidental is set to be the first province to welcome innovation in rice farming.
In fact, the program “Balik Binhi” will launch the RC 222, RC 160, and RC 216 rice varieties. These varieties can produce a maximum yield of 10 tons per hectare with 107 maturity DAS.
Moreover, these varieties are resistant to planthopper, leafhoppers, and borers. However, planting three varieties at a time could pose a high risk in post-harvest operations.
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