About 1, 500 participants composed of farmers, students, extension workers, and researchers from Luzon regions will participate in this year’s Lakbay Palay Wet Season (WS) at PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, September 26- 27.
Lakbay Palay is a field day held by PhilRice twice a year (during the dry and wet seasons) to showcase its rice and rice-based farming technologies to a wide range of rice stakeholders.
With the theme “Sa tag-ulan, I am ready”, the event focuses on the promotion of tips and technologies that help minimize and manage crop losses during the wet season. Activities for this season’s event include farm visits, distribution of seeds and rice knowledge products, exhibits, and onsite expert dialogue/consultation. Lakbay Palay WS 2018 will also include field tour featuring four main stations: FutureRice Farm, Palayamanan Plus, breeder seed production, and the newly-launched Rice Science Museum that offers revolutionary “phygital” (physical-digital) experience on rice-farming.
Experts will elaborate on the topics of managing some common pests and diseases during wet season (brown planthopper, rice black bug, and bacterial leaf blight), crop insurance, and agricultural credit.
The event will also highlight the advantages of using the five nationally recommended inbred varieties, namely NSIC Rc 222, Rc 216, Rc 160, Rc 300, and Rc 238.
For actual activities, follow us on Facebook (rice.matters) with a hashtag #PhilRiceLakbayPalayWS2018. (DONNA CRIS CORPUZ)