Activities in hybrid rice

Published on 20 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2015

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Hybrid rice, an emerging rice technology, could be the key to food security in the near future with the use of modern technologies in commercial production. CIAT and FLAR began the project this year with two objectives:

  1. Explore tropical japonica germplasm searching for maintainers using test crosses.
  2. Produce pure seed of rice AB systems from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). 

Preliminary results are very promising and several interesting hybrid combinations have been identified.

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