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Seaweed extract to help boost rice production, pest resistance

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RED seaweed extract carrageenan, which is widely used in the food industry as an additive, has now been successfully processed for agricultural use as a foliar fertilizer that is expected to boost rice production and pest resistance.

RED seaweed extract carrageenan, which is widely used in the food industry as an additive, has now been successfully processed for agricultural use as a foliar fertilizer that is expected to boost rice production and pest resistance.

In fact, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in a launching over the weekend, is now promoting the use of Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) for farming applications after it was proven to be compatible with different cropping systems.

The DOST had in fact made the technology available to the private sector.

 

See full article at Sunstar

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