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100 Zambales farmers get training on hybrid rice production

Oct 27, 2020 @ 17:09
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Some 100 farmers in Zambales province received training on hybrid rice production to improve and maximize yield, officials said.

The Agricultural Training Institute – Central Luzon (ATI-CL) conducted five batches of one-day training titled “Palay-Alalay: Training on Hybrid Rice Production with Extension Support” in different municipalities in Zambales, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

A total of 100 farmers participated in the program with 20 farmers per batch.

The activity was held in Subic, San Antonio, Cabangan, Iba and Palauig.

“With my lengthy experience in farming I thought I knew everything in it, my production was already good but because of this training, I’ve learned more than the things I already knew,” Maria Fe Ventura, a participant from San Antonio, told PIA.

Ventura said she learned the proper practices in hybrid rice production.

“I’ve learned proper land preparation, fertilizer application, and right timing on rice production. I would like to thanks ATI for providing this training,” she added.

In collaboration with the Office of the Provincial Agriculture of Zambales and respective municipal agricultural offices, the activity aimed to “articulate the rice industry situation, discuss the overview of hybrid rice production, and explain the different technical components of hybrid rice production.”

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