Hyderabad, India – On its golden jubilee, India’s Directorate of Rice Research (DRR) has been elevated to a national institute in recognition...

Over the past 4 decades, rice research has achieved substantial progress in developing genetically improved rice varieties and more efficient management of natural resources and inputs (fertilizer, pesticides, new seeds and labor). These advances have helped farmers increase productivity and decrease production costs, as well as reduce the crop maturity period, thereby...

(Photo: Peter Fredenburg)</span Living standards can rise only as workers become steadily more productive. For rice farming, improving productivity...

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...