Ricardo Buenaventura, 55, of Tabacao, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, has demonstrated that hybrid rice can be grown at a very modest cost.
He is shown in this photo with his bumper crop of SL-8H hybrid rice just before harvesting recently.
He was able to produce 11,704 kilos in 1.1 hectares at a cost of only P3.20 per kilo. Since the selling price was P15.50 per kilo, he made a profit of P12.30 per kilo.
He has proven that hybrid rice is profitable to grow, especially during the dry season cropping. (Photo by Melpha M. Abello)