Myanmar seen as jump-off point for Philippines rice exports

22 May Posted by Administrator

by Louise Maureen Simeon

The Philippine Star,  May 22, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Myanmar is set to become a viable production site for Philippines’ rice exports after a successful hybrid rice field trial in the ASEAN neighbouring country.

Hybrid rice and seeds producer SL Agritech Corp. successfully led a pioneering trial of hybrid rice seed SL-8H in Myanmar which yielded 150 metric tons (MT) of seeds per hectare on the 100 hectare Dagon township in Yangon.

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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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