Govt lowers basmati rice MEP to USD 800/tonne

The government has lowered the minimum export price (MEP) of basmati rice to USD 800 a tonne from the present level of USD 1,100 per tonne, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday.

Experts identify fungus-resistant gene in rice

Researchers in Japan have identified a gene that allows rice plants to fight off a fungal disease called blast, which may open the way for farmers to cultivate hardier plants.

Experts identify fungus-resistant gene in rice

Researchers in Japan have identified a gene that allows rice plants to fight off a fungal disease called blast, which may open the way for farmers to cultivate hardier plants.

Flood resistant high-yield rice developed

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered genes that enable rice to survive high water, providing hope for better rice production in lowland areas that are affected by flooding.

Scientists develop high-yield deep water rice

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered genes that enable rice to survive high water, providing hope for better rice production in lowland areas that are affected by flooding.