On 16 November, Dr. Jauhar Ali, hybrid rice breeder at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and coordinator of the Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC), presented the potential of developing multiple abiotic stress-tolerant hybrid varieties at the Asian Seed Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) said rice self-sufficiency will be attained when the rate of adoption for hybrid seed hits 30% of the 4 million hectares of rice land, compared with the current rate of 10% (Read more).
Pakistan is all set to export the first ever consignment of 100 tons heat-tolerant rice seeds to the Philippines next month, a senior industry official said – a shipment that is long-awaited since the country begun experimenting hybrid technology over a decade...
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BRRI Hybrid-5, a hybrid rice variety developed by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), delivered a record yield of 10 tonnes per hectare (Read more).
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