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Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) released a much-anticipated study on rice fortification that should pave the way for greater use of fortified rice in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and WFP food
Diamond and Titan, conventional long- and medium-grain rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, should offer strong yields and other advantages to growers, according to preliminary data from this year’s rice performance trials. Jarrod Hardke,
The Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas, is well positioned–literally and figuratively–to support the production, harvest, and public enjoyment of this versatile and nutritious grain. And on the world-food security front, ARS’ Stuttgart
A new initiative to share scientific knowledge with rice processing industries was announced during the annual Rice Processing Program Industry Alliance Meeting here. Hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in the nation’s No. 1 rice producing
Scientists in Tanzania have developed a high-yielding, salt-resistant rice variety that could benefit millions of farmers across Africa. The variety, dubbed SATO1, can yield several tonnes of rice per hectare even in salty ground — up from just 0.5 tonnes
In a “clash of the microbes,” University of Delaware plant scientists are uncovering more clues critical to disarming a fungus that is the number one killer of rice plants. The findings, published in December in Frontiers in Plant Science and in
Producing high-quality rice is a team effort and the annual Rice Processing Program Industry Alliance meeting here is where industry leaders compare notes, research and resources. Hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in the nation’s No.
South Arkansas: Three fields Chicot, Desha and Arkansas Counties have received N-STaR fertilizer applications and are being flooded. The Jefferson County field is cracking and all other fields are from 4 leaves to tillering stage. A low uneven hybrid stand
Markets/Trade The Bangkok Post reports that Thailand’s government plans to dispense discount coupons to rice farmers for seed, fertilizer, and other cultivation materials for the upcoming season. The coupons are expected to be more effective than providing cash subsidies. Additionally,
Markets/Trade Oryza.com reports that the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture plans to institute a new High Yielding Technology Adoption program to boost the country’s rice production. The program will focus on providing farmers with high quality, high-yielding seed as well as