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Visit to Drip Irrigation Tech in PSAU (June 14, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 14 June 2022

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar visited the Rice-Based Drip Irrigation Fertigation Showcase at the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) on June 14, 2022.

The Rice- Based Drip Irrigation Fertigation Showcase was established through the P20-million funding support from the Department of Agriculture, through the Regional Field Office in Central Luzon (DA-RFO 3). Private entities Gilan Global Ventures Corporation, Yovel East Research and Development Inc., and Netafim also partnered in the realization of the project.

Using the technology, DA will develop the five-hectares land of PSAU, planted with rice varieties — Longping, US-88, SL-8, 436, and 160.

Aside from the controlled application of water, the system is also used to incorporate fertilizer within the irrigation water by the drip system.

As part of the efforts to modernize the farm systems adapted in production areas, the government is investing in irrigation technologies to increase rice production and attain sufficiency in the near term. ### (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)



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