The Mekong Delta Rice Institute demonstrated 25 promising rice varieties

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Published Feb 24, 2024

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The Mekong Delta Rice Institute is developing 25 new rice varieties, some of which are approved for trial production while others are being evaluated for cultivation and use. The aim is to replace degraded varieties with these new ones through cross-breeding and selection. The Institute plans to introduce three high-quality, high-yield varieties in 2024. Additionally, the Institute is researching rice varieties that optimize fertilizer use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with a sustainable development project for high-quality, low-emission rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta until 2030.
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The Mekong Delta Rice Institute recently organized a demonstration of 25 promising rice varieties, divided into 4 sets of varieties (specialty, high quality, high yield and sticky rice) according to market segments for farmers and the agricultural sector in localities in the region. Mekong Delta and businesses visit and evaluate the reality in the fields. Among them, 4 rice varieties have been recognized for circulation according to regulations; 2 varieties have been approved for trial production and are completing documents for recognition of circulation; 5 officially recognized varieties; 11 varieties have been tested for VCU (tested for value in cultivation and use) and 3 varieties are being tested for VCU. Dr. Tran Ngoc Thach, Director of the Mekong Delta Rice Institute, said that each rice variety has a certain life cycle. Highly intensive farming process, high pest and disease pressure, the life cycle of the variety will be shortened. On average, resistant varieties that can ...
Source: Agriculture
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