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Nation 06 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Armyworms attack padi fields

JITRA: Armyworms known as ulat ratus among local farmers have been attacking some 200ha of padi which are ripening for harvest in Kubang Pasu here and causing huge losses.

Nation 16 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Team to study need to revive Sabah Padi Board

KOTA KINABALU: The new state government is considering the possibility of reviving the defunct Sabah Padi Board in a bid to increase rice production and spur rural economy in the state.

Nation 17 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Uniform price set for purchase of padi

KOTA BARU: The Government has set a uniform RM1,200 per tonne as the price for the purchase of padi from the farmers in the peninsula from the next harvest in a move to weed out the middlemen.

Nation 09 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Federal govt gives out RM15mil to help hill padi farmers

The Federal Government has approved RM14.65mil for Sarawak to buy fertiliser for hill padi farmers, Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said.

Community 10 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Wild padi species a threat to Sabah farmers

KOTA BELUD: Farmers in several districts in Sabah are facing a major threat due to the existence of a wild padi species known as 'i>padi angin/i>' or weedy rice.

Nation 14 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Padi farmers protest against high deductions

PASIR PUTEH: More than 1,000 farmers from five local farmers' organisations here submitted a memorandum of protest to Padi Beras Nasional Bhd (Bernas) against its high deduction on the sale of padi this season.

Community 30 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Better irrigation for padi fields

ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) and the Kedah Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) are studying ways to maximise water usage for padi farming.

Community 11 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Raising padi output

Kedah hopes to create 450 padi estates involving 20,000ha under the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) by 2010 to increase padi production.

Community 28 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Lights out to keep padi bugs at bay

B>T/B>hose living near padi fields in Butterworth, where the burning of padi chaff is being conducted, should draw their curtains and minimise the usage of fluorescent lights to prevent rove beetles from being attracted to them.

Community 25 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to produce more certified padi seeds

B>ALOR STAR:/BThe Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will increase the production of certi-fied padi seeds to ensure enough supply when the ruling on using certified seeds is enforced in 2009.