HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 26 no. 2 (2001)

Performance of Chinese hybrid rice in the Philippines

A.t. Rigor | R.c. San Gabriel | S.a. Ordoñez | R.e. Irang | A.j. Pajarito | M.r. Ramos | L.c. Javier | F.m. Malabanan | E. D. Redoña

Discipline: Agriculture



In the Philippines, hybrid rice (HR) technology is now used as a key approach for increasing rice production. In recent years, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA)-PhilRice strengthened its HR program through collaboration with rice research and development institutes of other countries such as China. A demonstration of Chinese HR technology in the country was implemented under a Technical Cooperation Agreement between the DA and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China. The objectives were to test the yield and general adaptation of elite Chinese rice hybrids in different parts of the country and to identify hybrids for possible commercial seed production and large-scale cultivation.