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Rice Seed Distribution by the City Agriculture Office

This Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the City Agriculture Office have distributed 100 packs of rice seeds to farmers and farm land owners from different barangays here in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The distribution is a part of a national program, Grand Recovery Roll-Over (GRRO), by the Department of Agriculture. The aim of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of the country in rice production and to promote the use of hybrid rice seeds. Each farmer was given 1-2 pack of seeds each depending on the lot size of their farm written in their stub. Each pack contains 3 sacks of SL-8 hybrid seeds. Hybrids are known for having better yield than the normal rice with a 25-30% more yield per cropping.