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ARMM holds ‘Farmers’ Field Day and Rice Festival’

COTABATO CITY – The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DAF-ARMMIARC) conducted Wednesday the Farmers’ Field Day and Rice Harvest Festival.

This year’s festival showcased the latest technology on rice farming using “Precision Agriculture” or “Precision Rice Farming”.

Precision Rice Farming refers to a developing agricultural management system for rice that promotes variable management practices within a field according to site or soil condition.

The event was held at the 20-hectare demonstration farm in Barangay Katil in Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao province.

Tong Abas, Manager for Rice Research and Development of ARMMIARC, said the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) is a decision-making tool accessible through the web browser on computers and smartphones will be tapped as source of RCM recommendation using the device provided. (Bureau of Public Information)

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