Breakthrough New Rice Variety Announced in Northern China
Published:30 Nov.2017    Source:Asia-Pacific Biotech News
A new rice variety that brings 450-kilograms-per-mu (0.07 hectares) yields in dry soil was announced recently, making a breakthrough in Chinese rice breeding.
The rice experimentation was done in North China’s Hebei province and was the work of China’s “father of hybrid rice”, Yuan Longping. Some successful trials with other varieties, including a super hybrid rice, “giant” rice, and seawater rice, have gotten a lot of attention around the world before.