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DA NorMin rolls out 3rd corn derby in Bukidnon RCUD station

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (PIA)—The Department of Agriculture-Northern Mindanao in partnership with private seed companies launched the planting of various hybrid corn seeds at the agency's Research Center for Upland Development (RCUD) at barangay Barongcot in Dangcagan town.

This aims to showcase the potentials of different hybrid corn varieties, based on the technologies brought by the seed companies namely, Bioseed Research Philippines, Inc., Asian Hybrid Seed Technologies, Inc., Corteva Agriscience Inc., Evo Gene, Green and Grow Technologies, Bayer Crop Science, Inc., and Syngenta Philippines, Inc.

Earlier in October, the department held its first and second corn derby at DA-10's research complex and center in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon and Lanise, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, respectively.

The performance of said hybrid varieties will be revealed to local farmers by mid-February or March of next year, allowing them to determine which ones are best suited for adoption in their respective areas. (DA-10/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

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