Syn­genta’s hy­brid rice tops rice derby

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SYN­GENTA’S HY­BRID RICE, Front­line S6003, emerged as the high­est yielder among twelve hy­brid rice va­ri­eties from five par­tic­i­pat­ing agri­cul­tural com­pa­nies and co­op­er­a­tives which joined the re­cent North­ern Min­danao Hy­brid Rice Derby.

Front­line S6003 yielded 7.42MT/ha and achieved the high­est yield for both crop cut and ac­tual yield as­sess­ment per hectare. S6003 is the new­est ad­di­tion to the hy­brid rice va­ri­eties be­ing dis­trib­uted by Syn­genta to Filipino rice farm­ers. It is reg­is­tered with the Na­tional Seed In­dus­try Coun­cil as NSIC Rc376H (Mestiso 59) with 12MT/ha po­ten­tial yield.

Ac­cord­ing to Gideon Paje, Syn­genta’s De­mand Cre­ation Lead for Bukid­non, S6003 is very suit­able in wet con­di­tions. With short plant height, it can tol­er­ate lodg­ing dur­ing rainy sea­sons. It has long slen­der grains with good eat­ing qual­ity, and a 71% milling re­cov­ery.

Two other Front­line hy­brids bested the other en­tries from such com­pa­nies as Davao Ori­en­tal Seed Pro­duc­ers Co­op­er­a­tive,

Seed­works, SLAC and Bayer in terms of ac­tual yield re­sult. Front­line NK5017 yielded 6.4MT/ha while Front­line RH9000 yielded 6.2MG/ha.

Front­line NK5017 (Mestiso 27) can be planted in both the wet and dry sea­sons with a po­ten­tial yield of 10MT/ha. It has good clus­ter­ing of grain per pan­i­cle and good eat­ing qual­ity. On the other hand, Front­line RH 9000 (Mestiso 52) is rec­om­mended for grow­ers who are af­ter pre­mium grain qual­ity. It has long slen­der grain with 70% milling re­cov­ery. It has an es­ti­mated yield po­ten­tial of 10MT/ha.

The Rice Derby was or­ga­nized by the DA-Re­gional Of­fice 10 and Cen­tral Min­danao Uni­ver­sity in a model farm pro­ject in CMU, Musuan and Mara­mag, Bukid­non.

Mestiso 27

Mestiso 59

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