The Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technologies (PhilSCAT) participated on the 2018 Wet Season Lakbay Palay of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) held at Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on September 26 to 27, 2018.
PhilSCAT as one of the exhibitors in Lakbay Palay, promotes its very own seamless spherical biogas digester, double-mulching technique and hybrid rice varieties such as Mestiso 38 and Mestiso 82.
Anchored with the theme “Sa Tag-ulan, I am ready”, the said event focused on the promotion of tips and technologies that will help minimize and manage crop losses during wet season.
Moreover, the 2-day event also served as venue for different suppliers of farm technologies and an avenue of knowledge exchange and innovative farming techniques towards increase farm productivity and income.
About 1,500 participants composed of farmers, researchers, students and extension workers from all over Luzon participated in the said event.
Farm visits, exhibits, distribution of seeds and rice knowledge products and onsite expert consultations were the activities included for this season’s event.
Moreover, field tour on the FutureRice Farm, Palayamanan Plus, breeder seed production, and the newly-launched Rice Science Museum that offers revolutionary “phygital” (physical-digital) experience on rice-farming were also one of the highlights of the Lakbay Palay WS 2018.
“Sobrang halaga ng Lakbay Palay na ito para sa aming mga magsasaka, dahil nadaragdagan kami ng mga bagong kaalaman sa agrikultura lalo na sa pagsasaka lalo na ‘yung biogas na ginagamit sa babuyan para sa dumi ng mga baboy,” said Ralph Roxas, 54, one of the participants of the event.
Common pests and diseases management during wet season were elaborated by science research specialists of PhilRice during the open forum wherein crop insurance and agricultural credit was also discussed. BZMunar