SL Agritech says hybrid rice trial in Myanmar successful

17 May Posted by Administrator

By Othel V. Campos

The Standard, May 17, 2016

A hybrid rice field trial in Myanmar has yielded 150 metric tons of seed per hectare over 100 hectares in Yangon’s Dagon township, proving Myanmar can be a viable production site for the Philippines’ rice and rice seed exports to foreign markets.

SL Agritech Corp. successfully led a pioneering trial of hybrid rice seed SL-8H, branded “ Shwe Lar-SL-8H” in Myanmar, in the last planting season.

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Hybrid rice acreage up sharply amid dry conditions

18 Apr Posted by Administrator

By Janina C. Lim

Businessworld, April 18, 2016

HYBRID rice producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) said the area planted to its seed varieties increased significantly in the recent crop year, reflecting greater use of hybrids in drought conditions.

Dr. Frisco M. Malabanan, a senior consultant with SLAC, told reporters on Monday that SLAC hybrid rice varieties nationwide were planted in 250,000 hectares (ha.), compared with some 190,000 a year earlier.

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SL Agritech Corp. eyeing to double areas planted with hybrid-rice seeds

18 Apr Posted by Administrator

By Mary Grace Padin,

April 18, 2016, Business Mirror

Local hybrid seeds producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) said on Monday it is targeting to expand the area planted with its rice varieties to 500,000 hectares in crop year (CY) 2016-2017.

Currently, SLAC senior technical consultant Frisco M. Malabanan said its hybrid-rice seeds are planted in 250,000 hectares. This represents 62.5 percent of the 400,000 hectares devoted to hybrid rice, according to Malabanan.

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