by Christy B. Amular
Farmer technicians as well as municipal agriculturists from the LGUs of Dingle and Oton attended the hands-on training facilitated by seed health experts from IRRI. The resource speakers imparted information and practical exercises how to identify of seed contaminants and and bad seed conditions. The participants also learned practical methods and techniques on how to improve seed health quality.
On the second day of the training, the participants conducted a field visit to Dingle for actual rouging, disease identification, disease assessment and updating of rice knowledge bank. The participants also engaged in an open forum to discuss data from different practices to improve seed health.