Pakistan's land is most suitable for cultivation of Japanese GM rice variety
Oct. 31, 2011
No lodging was observed due to short stature of plants, no visual symptoms of nutrient deficiency were observed during whole growth season and no disease was recorded in all three trials. He said that plants flowered early and showed indeterminate type of growth at all three locations probably due to hoft environment. Japanese expert Hiro Takahashi also spoke about the project of Japonica rice in Pakistan and said that they would take the samples of trial production of this variety for lab testing for its taste and nutritional value. Scientists from Japan would visit Pakistan to help Pakistani scientists for developing a mechanism for getting per acre yield of the variety in local environmental conditions. Reap Chairman, Javed Islam Agha said that it would help earning precious foreign exchange for the country and contribute in strengthening the national economy.
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