ComVal to plant US 88 hybrid rice variety

The provincial government of Compostela Valley is set to provide farmers with a new variety of hybrid rice to improve productivity and income.

Ma. Fe Maestre, provincial information officer, said Wednesday the Provincial Agriculture Office has already informed various farmers’ organizations in the province for the conduct of a “techno-demo” featuring the US 88 hybrid rice variety.

“This hybrid rice can produce up to 12 tons of yield per hectare and will be of great help to rice farmers in the province,” Maestre said.

The “techno-demo” and actual distribution of US 88 hybrid rice seeds will be facilitated in June, as rice farmers in Compostela Valley are still in the land preparation stage until the end of this month.

The seeds will be given free.

The introduction of the new rice variety is fully supported by Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy.

Uy approved 10 hectares for hybrid rice techno-demo sites that will be established in seven towns in the province.

These towns include Compostela, where two sites will be established, Nabunturan, Monkayo, New Bataan, Montevista and Mawab.

The towns are known as rice-producing municipalities in Compostela Valley.

As part of the preparation, at least 100 rice farmers have already undergone the technical briefing on US 88 hybrid rice and on good agricultural practices for hybrid rice production.

The briefing was conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Davao region and the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) last week in the province.

he Provincial Agriculture Office has already informed various farmers’ organizations in the province for the conduct of a “techno-demo” featuring the US 88 hybrid rice variety.

“This hybrid rice can produce up to 12 tons of yield per hectare and will be of great help to rice farmers in the province,” Maestre said.
The “techno-demo” and actual distribution of US 88 hybrid rice seeds will be facilitated in June, as rice farmers in Compostela Valley are still in the land preparation stage until the end of this month.

The seeds will be given free.

The introduction of the new rice variety is fully supported by Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy.

Uy approved 10 hectares for hybrid rice techno-demo sites that will be established in seven towns in the province.

These towns include Compostela, where two sites will be established, Nabunturan, Monkayo, New Bataan, Montevista and Mawab.

The towns are known as rice-producing municipalities in Compostela Valley.

As part of the preparation, at least 100 rice farmers have already undergone the technical briefing on US 88 hybrid rice and on good agricultural practices for hybrid rice production.
The briefing was conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Davao region and the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) last week in the province.

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