Feeding rice just got easier with smartphones

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Nutrient Manager for Rice mobileSince its debut in the Philippines a year ago, Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile)—designed to give fertilizer guidelines to rice farmers via their mobile phones—is now available via smartphones with Android operating systems.

Stop abusing insecticides in rice

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insecticides in riceTo prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, IRRI has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its new Action plan to reduce planthopper damage to rice crops in Asia.

Green: the new color of rice

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green riceRice consumers worldwide can now look forward to eating “green” rice with the launch of an initiative that will set environmentally sustainable and socially responsible rice production management standards.