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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SL Agritech to start exporting rice to Persian Gulf markets

15 Mar Posted by Administrator

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

Manila Bulletin, March 15, 2016

SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) will start exporting rice to new markets within Persian Gulf after its premium rice brand Doña Maria became the first and so far the only Halal rice in the country.

A statement showed on Monday that the premium rice varieties of SLAC just received Halal certification from the Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines Inc (IDCP).

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Philippines to pioneer hybrid rice farming in Malaysia

08 Feb Posted by Administrator

Philippine Star, February 8, 2016

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is set to pioneer hybrid rice farming in Malaysia in April as the country’s ASEAN neighbor seeks to raise self-sufficiency in rice production amid its limited rice area.

Local hybrid rice and seeds producer SL Agritech Corp. will ship out a minimum of 100 kilos of seeds for an initial pilot testing where quarantine processes are already being arranged.

“Given this potential commercial planting, the Philippines can be the first to introduce a highly suitable hybrid rice in Malaysia. Our hybrid rice was developed for tropical climate. Malaysia has a climate much similar to our climate in Mindanao,” SL Agritech chairman Henry Lim Bon Liong said.

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