James Johnson

Rice Today January-M arch 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1


Rice Today January-March 2013

These rice experimental fields in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, have been the location for IRRI’s breeding work in meeting the needs of farmers for varieties that are high yielding; tolerant of drought, flooding, and salinity; and resistantToday January-Marchother important traits. More than 900 IRRI lines have been released in Rice to diseases, among 2013 25 78 countries, across five continents, since IRRI's first batch of crosses in 1962. Recently, IRRI bred its 100,000th cross—a celebrated milestone in its breeding history.

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