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Hybrid rice review: Updating notions about hybrid rice

Hybrid rice review: Updating notions about hybrid rice

Recent research and technological advancements have significantly improved the quality and viability of hybrid rice. Still, the lack of awareness among value chain actors on these improvements threatens to impede its full potential as a climate-resilient alternative...

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Mardi’s first hybrid padi named Kadaria 1

Mardi’s first hybrid padi named Kadaria 1

The first hybrid padi developed by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has been named Kadaria 1. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub said this was the best achievement of Mardi so far, and it is something padi...

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Hybrid seeds key to achieving rice self-sufficiency

Hybrid seeds key to achieving rice self-sufficiency

One success story is that of Myrna Perez-Villa. Using hybrid seeds and techniques she learned by attending various training courses on updated farming methods, Perez-Villa, a rice farmer from Bago City, Negros Occidental, has consistently been able to get yields of...

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Rice Today: Hybrid rice for global food security

Rice Today: Hybrid rice for global food security

If half of the rice-growing areas in the world are replaced with hybrid rice varieties with a 2 t/ha yield advantage, it is estimated that total global rice production would increase by another 150 million tons annually. This could feed 400‒500 million more people...

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