Third-generation hybrid rice produces major yield breakthrough

 Rice Today   |  

The third-generation hybrid rice developed by Yuan Longping and his team achieved a major yield breakthrough of  1,046.3 kg per mu (about 0.07 hectares).

The newest hybrid rice also has a shorter growing period of 125 days and requires less water and fertilizers than the previous generations, making it more farmer-friendly.

The yield trial was organized by the Hunan Society of Agronomy under the supervision of experts from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the China National Rice Research Institute, Hunan’s agriculture and rural affairs department and multiple Chinese universities.

Read the full story at XinhuaNet.

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