Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

The biological improvement of fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is hampered by the poor characterization of the phenotype and genotype for crop N response and NUE. In an attempt to identify phenotypic traits for N-response and NUE in the earliest stages of plant growth, we analyzed the N-responsive germination, respiration, urease activities, and root/shoot growth of 21 Indica genotypes of rice (Oryza sativa var. indica). We found that N delays germination from 0 to 12 h in a genotype-dependent and source-dependent manner, especially with urea and nitrate.

Madagascar recorded its best rice output in 15 years, a government official said here Thursday.

Rice farming is known to be a major contributor to climate change, but new research suggests it is far bigger a problem than previously thought.

Chinese scientists have found a key gene in crops that make them more efficient in utilizing nitrogen fertilizer, which will help reduce the use of fertilizer.

- Floods from a burst dam in Laos have inundated thousands of hectares of paddy fields in Vietnam’s rice-growing Mekong Delta region, officials said on Wednesday, although the damage is limited and

The Punjab Cabinet today agreed to revise the terms and conditions of the Paddy Straw Challenge Fund to find a viable technological solution to combat the menace of paddy straw burning.

Heavy downpour over the weekend caused flooding in several parts of the region with the worse hit being the Akyemansa district.

Patna: Maize, paddy and lentil are three potential climate resilient crops for Bihar, according to a report by Action on Climate Today that was presented on the concluding day of the two-day East I

Abuja — The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday said it would invest $120 million in the next two to three years to boost productivity and transform cassava and other eight other commodities

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