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 farmers have been waiting for when launching and naming the hybrid padi in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of Mardi.

“The hybrid padi has been proven to yield eight tonnes per hectare when planted at Ladang Merdeka Mulong in Kota Baharu, Kelantan,” said Salahuddin.

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