Nearly 4,000 hybrid rice varieties grown in China

Agronomists have planted about 4,000 rice varieties in a hybrid experimental rice base in the southwest to acquire the ideal seeds for large-scale plantation. The hybrid rice science park 9,087 square meters for the first phase of construction, along with 133.33 hectares of outdoor farmland.
This year, nearly 4,000 rice varieties, each with 50 to 100 stems, have been grown in the one-hectare experimental field, said Kuang Yinglong, breeding department manager of the Chengdu branch of the China National Hybrid Rice R&D Center.
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