Chinese Hybrid Rice Sets New World Record

Chinese hybrid rice sets new world recordDuring a trial plantation in Longhui County in Hunan, Chinese hybrid rice, also known as super rice produced a harvest of 926 kg per mu, setting a world record for rice output.

The rice breed DH2525 was developed by Yuan Longping, the father of hybrid rice. He started developing hybrid rice in 1960 with his research team that yield a target harvest unit yield of 700 kg and 800 kg per mu in 1999 and 2005 which both set world records.

An agricultural expert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said the new yield is good news for a country that is heavily populated and the world as well. This high-yield super rice can help the country spare more farm land and water resources that can be used in producing other agricultural products.

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