To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, IRRI has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its new Action plan to reduce planthopper damage to rice crops in Asia.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has applauded the Thai Sustainable Planthopper initiative to restrict the use of two types of insecticides that are a major cause of outbreaks of brown planthoppers.
When it comes to flooding, not all crops are created equal—some survive, while others don’t.
New Delhi, India – Farmers cultivating rice on 12 million hectares of flood-prone areas in India are planting flood-tolerant rice…
Scientists have pinpointed a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20% more grain by increasing uptake of phosphorus.
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New York, USA - The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world’s hungry.
Southeast Asian rice farmers are harvesting an extra US$1.46 billion worth of rice a year as a result of rice…
Los Baños, Philippines – The version of the gene primarily responsible for the aroma in Thai Jasmine rice is found…
Myanmar is aiming to boost its rice production through a strategy that engages donor agencies and builds rice science capacity.
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).