In aim of quality seeds access, facilities of sowing and productivity
With the arrival of the NIRS ™ DS2500, we take a new leap in rice quality analyzes.
The country’s leading hybrid rice producer SL Agritech Corp. seeks to bag a joint seed production deal with Chinese partners.
Yuan Longping, pioneer and breeder of hybrid rice couldn’t accomplish the production of 16 tonnes of hybrid rice.
A scheme is also being developed that will make the necessary annual seed purchases affordable — and profitable — for poor farmers.
First locally bred hybrid varieties are yielding more than expected, and could boost food security in Africa.
The variety NSIC Rc222 has a certified yield of 6.8 tons per hectare, another inbred is NSIC 216 with a certified yield of 6.4 tons per hectare.
The hybrid rice seed from research conducted in Kenya can produce about 7 tons in one hectare of land
The varieties which have been developed using the 2-line rice hybrid technology have the potential to produce 7 tonnes per hectare.
Hybrid rice helps increase yields by 33 percent versus inbred certified seeds.