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Central to making farming more environmentally friendly, and so preserving and restoring such magnificent landscapes as this one in Bhutan, is the application of integrated pest management. This includes adopting farm practices that encourage the natural enemies of insect pests, such as spiders ), and so...

A Tribal woman in northern Laos votes her preference by piling Job’s tears next to the name of a rice variety. This mode of preference analysis voting...

(Photo: Peter Fredenburg) When they come calling in a village, Truong Thi Ngoc Chi and Tran Thi Ngoc Mai bring the refreshments. They do this because the...

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...

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: 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)...

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