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DR. BRAR EXAMINES an example of the wild species Oryza rufi pogon, which donated tolerance to acid sulfate soils to IRRI’s popular, highyielding variety IR64, as Philippine staff researcher Joie Ramos and Kofi Bimpong, a masters scholar from Ghana, look on. The resulting cultivar, AS 996 (bottom), is popular...

Farmers in Laos weed upland rice, an activity that absorbs up to half of the crop’s labor demand. (Photo: Bruce Linquist) Phath Kantannam and her husband,...

Easy access: training and courseware specialist Albert Atkinson demonstrates how to use the Rice Knowledge Bank to Mark Bell, head of the IRRI Training...

Rice and wheat grown in rotation account for one-third of the cropping area of both grains in South Asia. Maintaining soil fertility and boosting yields...

(Photo: IRRI) India is a world away from Indiana, and none would mistake Sister Sajita Isaac for Johnny Appleseed. But the peripatetic Catholic nun calls...

Shrimp farming became very profitable with the introduction of large varieties raised for export, just as protection against saltwater intrusion made possible...

(Photo: IRRI) Water buffalo and wiry farmers muscle plows through flooded rice paddies. Houses of rough planks and thatch cluster along a road that skirts...

Dr. Harry Nesbitt pitches in during construction, in 1990, of one of the earliest post-war irrigation canals (Photo: IRRI) On a rooftop overlooking Phnom...

(Photo: IRRI) The world’s major rice-producing nations have adopted an informal code of conduct governing the exchange of varieties and germplasm. The...

(Photo: IRRI) The successive articles Pesticide misuse, Breakthrough in biological control and Mix and interplant.focus on integrated pest management (IPM)...