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Agriculture and Crop Research
Research on agriculture and crop research detailed by J. Rodenburg and co-authors
January 14th, 2010
According to a study from Tanzania, "Weed competition is a major constraint to lowland rice production in West Africa. Interspecific rice varieties named New Rice for Africa (NERICA) may have superior weed competitiveness and could as Such play an important role in integrated weed management."
"The NERICA varieties were developed from the wide cross between high-yielding Oryza sativa (L.) and weed competitive and disease resilient Oryza glaberrima (Steud.). In this Study weed competitiveness of all 60 lowland varieties of NERICA (NERICA-L) was compared with their most frequently used parents [IR64 (O. sativa) and TOG5681 (O. glaberrima)], the weed competitive variety Jaya...
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Source: Agriculture Week (2010-01-14)