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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, October 01, 2015, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Hybrid Rice ​R&D at IRRI


​​​Fangming Xie
Senior Scientist​-Hybrid Rice R&D
Plant Breeding


​​​Hybrid rice is grown on about 20 million hectares annually in the world, with about 6 million ha in the countries outside of China. IRRI started the Hybrid Rice Development Consortium in 2008 to strengthen public and private partnership and support hybrid rice R&D at IRRI. What have we achieved so far and what challenges are seen ahead? Hybrid rice R&D at IRRI will be reviewed and future priorities will be discussed in this seminar.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines