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(Photo: Neil Palmer, CIAT) If you were asked to name some of the outstanding rice producers of the world, you might say China, India, or the United States. You’d be forgiven for not thinking of Uruguay. But, this small, temperate country on the east coast of South America’s “southern cone” is now...

Thailand sticky rice with mango. (Photo: John Leeper) A long time ago, I was told, “Rice is to Asians what wine is to Europeans.” Wine is linked to...

(Photo: Hal Harvey) Merle Shepard has been working for 13 years on an unusual “hobby,” as he describes the process. It has been a long time...

The Embrapa-Cirad hybrid seed production system in upland conditions at Sinop, Mato Grosso. (Photo: Embrapa) The Embrapa-Cirad hybrid seed production system...

(Photos: Karen Bearb) The development of rice varieties helps guarantee sustainable rice production in the state of Louisiana and elsewhere in the United...

In 1982, Dr. César Martínez visited a rained rice-growing area near Tarapoto, in Peru’s upper Amazon Basin. Martínez, then a rice breeder with...

Red rice, a close relative of rice, is a noxious weed that can be controlled very effectively with the Clearfield production system. (Photo: Bruce Schultz) Rice...

Small-scale water harvesting and storage facilities capture excess rainwater during the period of high precipitation and supplements irrigation for dry...

During normal years, average yields of irrigated rice in the Uruguay River basin are above 8 tons per hectare. (Photo: Edison Bianchi-Inia) Adverse weather...

Rain clouds cluster over a rice valley on 3 June 2010, which is unusual in California during this time of the year. In as much as the recent rains in...