Hybrid Rice Seed Production Webinar

Learn about hybrid rice technology and the basic elements of hybrid rice seed production. Geared for undergraduate students, technicians, seed producers, and university researchers.

Watch the recording on Youtube: 

Link to webinar presentation –

Webinar dedicated to Prof. Yuan Longpin

Speaker: Dr. Jauhar Ali, Head, Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) and Lead, Hybrid Rice Technologies for Seed Industry (HRTSI) International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)


Track HRDC Seed Requests

HRDC members can now easily get information on their seed requests through the IRRI Seed Tracking app. Just input your tracking number and get the Status, Airway Bill, and Dispatch Date.


Go to IRRI Seed Tracker Web App


Rice Improvement

Physiological, Molecular Breeding and Genetic Perspectives

Edited by Jauhar Ali of the International Research Institute and Shabir Hussain Wani of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, the book highlights modern rice research advances in physiology, molecular breeding, and genetics that are helping scientists increase productivity, improve biotic and abiotic stress tolerances, and enhance the nutritional quality of rice.
This open-access book is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the International Rice Research Institute in 2020.

Book: Accelerating Hybrid Rice Development

Xie F, Hardy B. 2009. Accelerating Hybrid Rice Development. Los Baños (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. 698 p.



Watch how HRDC came to be

Watch Dr. Yuan Longping, Father of hybrid rice, talk about how hybrid rice can raise rice production



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