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Seawater rice test yield holds promise for harsh lands

By Mao Weihua and Zheng Caixiong in Urumuqi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-11-19 17:01
The seawater rice developed by a team lead by Yuan Longping, a famous Chinese expert in hybrid rice, achieves a theoretical yield of 546.74 kilograms per mu (0.07 hectares) in Yopurga county, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The seawater rice, developed by agricultural scientist Yuan Longping and his team, achieved a theoretical yield of 546.74 kilograms per mu (0.07 hectares) in a paddy in Yopurga county, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The figure was announced after a strict and public evaluation last month by a production testing expert group, which consisted of four renowned rice experts.

Yuan Longping's research team, which started planting rice in the saline-alkali field in 2018, expanded their experimental rice field to more than 20 hectares this year in the county, located near China's largest desert, the Taklimakan.

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