MAFAR-LDS CONDUCTS CROP CUTTING IN HYBRID RICE DEMO FARM

The ministry, thru its Provincial Office in Lanao del Sur and the Research Outreach Station conducted the crop cutting of the hybrid rice demo farm in Barangays Lumbac and Botud.

Crop cut is conducted to estimate the volume of yield before the actual harvest to estimate the possible yield for every hectare.

A sample plot of 1×1 square-meter in the field was identified and was used for the crop cut where the rice crop was harvested, threshed, cleaned and weighed (before & after cleaning). The result of the weighing was then calculated to obtain the yield per hectare.

Through the activity, an estimated 13 tons per hectare yield was recorded. This result may vary during the actual harvesting considering the production losses that may be caused by unfavorable weather conditions, and post production losses.

The activity was participated by the Barangay Chairperson of Lumbac Hon. Joharah Radialaot and the active farmers of Brgys. Lumbac and Butod.

For the expected increase in production, the farmers were very grateful to MAFAR BARMM under the leadership of Dr. Mohammad S. Yacob, and the stewardship of Deputy Minister Ammal D. Solaiman and Provincial Head Pangalian A. Balindong Jr.

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