Enriching Rice Farming Productivity and Profitability with RCM

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - A total of 114 rice farmers and AEWs attended the series of Rice Crop Manager (RCM) briefings last May 7-9, 2019 in six municipalities of Laguna namely Kalayaan, Lumban, Pakil, Paete, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, and three municipalities in Quezon province particularly, Pitogo, General Luna and Macalelon.

RCM is an application that could be accessed via smart phone or a computer with internet connection. It allows extension officers to give farmers a specific recommendation on nutrient, pest, weed, or water management, depending on the farmer’s specific variety used, his yield from the previous season, and the site-specific conditions of the field. 

Farmers were provided with lectures on crop management using the RCM field recommendations as well as open forum discussions on their farming operations, issues and concerns. The participants were accompanied by their respective AEWs and Municipal Agriculture Officer. The activity generated 98 field recommendations.

Content: Rolando V. Maningas, Ph.D

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