A new hybrid basmati rice variety that can cope with water scarcity, salinity, and climate changes has been developed in Pakistan by the Guard Agriculture Research and Services.
The company has also developed 13 CMS line in collaboration with its Chinese partners.
The new hybrid rice varieties are expected to help overcome the low and stagnant yield of existing varieties, increasing cost of inputs, declining land resources, and water shortage that have reduced Pakistan’s competitiveness as a rice exporter.
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