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NSIC okays 14 rice varieties developed by Irri, PhilRice

The National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) said it approved 14 new inbred and dry-seeded rice varieties developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (Irri), and the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) in 2015.

Among the newly released varieties, four inbreds—NSIC Rc394, Rc396, Rc402 and Rc414—and five dry-seeded—NSIC Rc416, Rc422, Rc424, Rc426 and Rc430—were developed by the PhilRice.

PhilRice said NSIC Rc394 or Tubigan 32 is an early maturing variety, with 106 days of maturity. It has an average yield of 5.2 metric tons (MT) per hectare across season.

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