Philippines is rich with fertile land that can grow many varieties of plants and crops. However, some laborers are still using the manual farming, which limits them from attaining the maximum productivity of the land. By providing equipment that will fully automate the production practices, local farmers can take advantage of the research and development that will enable them to gain agricultural productivity.
One of the mechanization developed is the rice seeder. The technology is a local 8-row riding-type precision seeder that can have a seeding rate of 15kg/ha to 30 kg/ha and at least two (2) ha/day field capacity and suitable both for hybrid and inbred rice production.
Engr. Eden G. Gagelonia
Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
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