NSIC Rc506, Rc508, Rc436, Rc480, Rc402, Rc216, and Rc160 were the farmer-favorites as they were showcased during the 2022 Wet Season PalaySikatan Farm Walk and Farmersโ€™ Forum.

Through the technology demonstration of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program, crop performances of different high-yielding varieties were exhibited to over 400 farmer-visitors in 5 techno demo sites in both provinces.

Maribeth G. Pahilangco, a farmer from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, preferred NSIC Rc506 as the variety that she wants to plant after seeing the crop standing during their farm walk.

โ€œI saw the Rc506 have big grains and healthy stems. It is also more resistant to pests and diseases. If it’s made available in our market, I would like to plant it in my own field,” she said.

The farm walk and forum was held from August 23-26, 2022. Several PalaySikatan Field Days will be conducted across regions 10, 11 and 13.
(DA-PhilRice Agusan, FB)