A Super Rice for the Year 2000 : New Look Rice Plant to Break Yield Barrier
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News release announcing that scientists estimated that the world's annual rice output must rise by 60 per cent to reach 760 million tons by 2020 just to keep up with the predicted population growth. To face this challenge, scientists at the International Rice Research Institute are working on the development of a new ultra-high yielding rice plant that will produce 20 percent to 30 percent more than the best semidwarf rices now grown on most irrigated land. Dr. Klaus Lampe, IRRI's Director General, announced today at a meeting on agricultural research that the ultra-high yielding variety should be ready in five to eight years and would have a modified architecture, or new look.
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