by Ric Sapnu, Manila Bulletin
SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Philippines – Innovation in application of fertilizer makes a Novo Ecijano farmer a record maker in hybrid rice yield.
The 51-year old Edgardo “Jose” Marcelo from Brgy. Guimba, Nueva Ecija, harvested 16.63 metric tons (MT) per hectare in the last harvest season, the highest reported yield, after mixing organic fertilizer with inorganic fertilizer on hybrid SL-8H.
Marcelo’s yield in the last dry season was 308 cavans from his 1.3 hectare farm. This effectively hit 297 cavans per hectare as bagging was at more than 60 kilos per cavan.