New Hybrid Rice Plantation
“We’ve introduced 1500 kg of seeds of Xiang Liangyou 900 from the Jinhua Academy of Agricultural Sciences and distributed them to 25 major grain producers for free,” said Zhou Shuxin, director of the Agricultural Technology Promotion Center of Lanxi Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Xiang Liangyou 900 super rice is a new hybrid strain cultivated by the team led by Yuan Longping. The pilot rice fields in many other places have yielded more than 1000 kg of rice per approx. 666 m2.
Lanxi Chengbei Grain Cooperative, a large grain production base in Lanxi, received 390 kg of seeds this time. “Our average grain output per mu used to be 500-550 kg, but this new super rice is expected to yield 800 kg per approx. 666 m2,” the head of the cooperative said. He also mentioned that they will plant approx. 0.27 km2 of this new rice this year, which can increase their output at least by 100,000 kg. (By Cai Wenjie, translated by Shen Yingying, edited by Mariam Ayad)