5 Steps to Successful Rice Farming
Even in uncertain times, one thing remains true—we all need to eat. Rice is the most vital crop in Philippines and Filipino farmers play an important role in ensuring food security and reducing poverty.
To ensure that Filipino farmers make the most out of their resources, BASF, along with other experts in Agriculture, recommends the practice of these 5 steps to successful rice farming.
BASF’s Solutions for Rice
The Filipino farmer faces recurring natural threats from rice pests. These are organisms that cause economic loss in rice production including arthropod and pathogens and weeds. The most damaging diseases are sheath blight, brown spot and rice blast, while the most prevalent insect pests include stem borer, leaffolder and rice bug. Moreover, weeds such as grasses, sedges and broadleaves contribute to potential yield loss. The damage they do ranges from severing stems or killing tissue to competing with the crop for nutrients and sunlight.