New rice varieties soon

The Guyana Rice Deve-lopment Board (GRDB) is expected to release new varieties of rice soon and continues to work on others such as salt-tolerant rice plants.

On Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy visited the Burma Rice Research Station to check on progress made and for a hands-on approach to some of the techniques used by the scientists, the ministry said in a statement. “While touring the facility, scientist Dr Mahendra Singh explained some of the test done on the F4, F6 and F8 (salt resistant) and the new line of varieties which (are) expected to be released shortly targeting 20 farmers in the initial stage,” the ministry reported.

“Over the years, we (scientists) at the Research Station have been working to ensure that we …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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