Blight-Resistant Rice Line

William Baumgartner, Ham, Jong  |  10/24/2013 8:29:35 PM

LSU AgCenter scientists have developed a new disease-resistant rice line. It is more resistant to both panicle and sheath blight than the previous lines. Larger flag leaves on the upper portion of the rice plant provide greater area for photosynthesis, which gives the plant more nutrients. The line also has a larger grain size, meaning it will provide both a higher yield and a greater amount of food.
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