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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, Mai Khong, started their garden a little more than two years ago. It has since matured into a roadside slice of Eden amid the hardscrabble hills that...

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: Science) The milestone publication in the 5 April 2002 issue of Science (Vol. 296) of not one, but two, draft genome sequences of rice (Oryza sativa)...