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Miracle Rice Uses Less Water to Grow, Emits Less Methane


A new type of rice being cultivated by the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India has many advantages over typical rice varieties -- it requires less water to grow, it's higher in protein and generic levitra 100mg it emits less methane over its life cycle.

This rice, which is not genetically modified but a hybrid crop, uses 60 percent less water than conventional rice crops.  It only needs to be watered once a week even in arid climates and can go as long as 15 days without water.

From a nutritional standpoint, the rice has 14 to 15 percent protein compared to seven to link for you levitra 25mg eight percent in conventional rice.  It also can be harvested more quickly with a similar yield to conventional rice, making it ideal for feeding the tramadol from china world's growing population.

So far, only about five percent of rice fields are using this new type of cultivation, but researchers are hopeful that as word spreads about this approach to rice, it will spread to more areas.

via DNA India

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written by Gregory, November 22, 2011
This sounds fantastic and I hope we see more of it grown.
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hybrid rice
written by Vic, November 22, 2011
a lot of generic viagra mexico wholesale hybrids one can't save the seed for replanting!!! This is kind of horrible news if they've got to buy new seed every year. This is kind of why Monsanto is so evil(Not that Monsanto is supplying the grain) I hope this isn't the case.
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written by nelson, November 22, 2011
Another sterile GMO. Sad news at best.
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Not GMOs ...
written by MichaelEcoGeek, November 24, 2011
Vic, nelson: you folks need to read the article more carefully: "This rice, which is not genetically modified but a hybrid crop". Perfectly conventional breeding, folks; been going on for 10,000 years.
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No problem replanting hybrid
written by CNCMike, November 25, 2011
This is great. I love the 15% protein too. I have never had a problem planting seeds from hybrid plants that I purchansed the previous year. It's hard to top site for buying tramadol find a tomato plant that is levitra cost not a hybrid these days.
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written by Jaques, November 26, 2011
We would like to test the miracle hybrid rice and grow it in our arid country. Where do we buy seeds?
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growing Miracle Hybrid Rice
written by MALOU MANGAHAS, June 11, 2013
How can we have this variety of rice and how much it will cost?
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written by arvind kumar, October 07, 2013
iam from raichur town, where to buy this variety of rice seeds?

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