September 10, 2017
Remote sensing, crop modeling, and smartphone-based surveys are among the primary technologies for developing the rice monitoring and information system in the Philippines, known as the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM). To grasp the mapping and monitoring component of the project, 45 participants from the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Offices participated in the Workshop on Rice Mapping, Yield Estimation, and Use of Drone for Rice Monitoring last August 7-11, 2017 at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna.
Participants were also able to assess their yield estimates for 2016 second semester and 2017 first semester and were introduced to the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles for rice area monitoring.
IRRI experts Emma Quicho, Jeny Reviz, Tri Deri Setiyono, Gene Christopher Romuga, Arnel Rala, and Steve Klassen; and Philippine Rice Research Institute expert Elmer Alosnos led the discussions.
Source: PRISM Bulletin