The third-generation hybrid rice developed by Chinese scientist Yuan Longping and his team achieved record-breaking yields, according to the test results of its first public yield monitoring from Monday to Tuesday.

The final yield of the tested variety, G3-1S/P19, came to 1,046.3 kilograms per mu (about 667 square meters), based on two plots of land in Qingzhu Village under the city of Hengyang in central China’s Hunan Province.

Experts agreed that the rice has a stout stem, fertilizer tolerance, lodging resistance, large spike and more grains.

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