News tagged with rice production

Scientists create low-methane rice

Scientists said Wednesday they had created a rice variety with starchier grains that emits less methane, a step towards the twin goals of feeding more people and curbing global warming.

dateJul 22, 2015 in Environment
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Silicon: An important element in rice production

Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element of the earth's crust after oxygen. It has long been neglected by ecologists, as it is not considered an essential nutrient for plants. However, research of recent years showed ...

dateApr 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Scientists discover wonder rice gene

Scientists have discovered a wonder rice gene that could dramatically increase yields of one of the world's most important food crops, the International Rice Research Institute said Tuesday.

dateDec 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Global rice production 'to outpace consumption'

Global rice production for 2012 is forecast to outpace consumption this year and next because of a better-than-expected 2012 crop season, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Monday.

dateNov 19, 2012 in Other
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