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Yuan Longping: 5th-term Super Rice Research to Start

July 4, 2014



BEIJING, July 4, SinoCast -- "Father of hybrid rice" and CAE academician Yuan Longping disclosed the fourth-term 1,000 kg-super rice-per mu goal (1 mu = 667 square meters) will be achieved ahead of schedule this year.

The fifth-term 16 ton-per hectare or 1,067 kg-super rice-per mu goal will be launched in 2015.

The fourth-term research started from 2013, planning to achieve the goal of 1,000 kg rice per mu in 2015. On September 29, 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture conducted on-site yield estimation and acceptance of 101.2-mu field planted with the fourth-term super hybrid rice portfolio by Yuan Longping's innovation team and average yield per mu is 988.1 kg.


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Source: Sinocast Investing & Securities Beat (China)


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