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Thailand is one of the world’s largest rice exporters, but unpredictable weather conditions such as severe drought and heavy floods have driven Thai scientists to develop flood-resistant rice. Researchers are working on a new strain of rice that can survive floods and resist pests, and perhaps someday even taste better than Cambodian rice. The team of Thai scientists developing flood-resistant rice is led by Theerayut Tuchinda. He said… “The new strain named Hom Le Noi can withstand floods,  and is non-photoperiod sensitive, which allows it to grow in all climates.” Theerayut added that Hom Le Noi can resist bacterial leaf […]

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Interesting to see the results. Our own rice fields this year have suffered a bit due to the sheer level of rainfall making it hard to control the water levels.

Something that can reduce the risk of water exposure and lessen the impact of pests whilst maintaining or increasing yield would be a great result.

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