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IRRI research hub in Hyderabad benefits South Asia

posted Apr 21, 2015, 8:17 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:27 PM ]
Arvind Kumar, leader of IRRI's rainfed lowland South Asia Hub plant breeding group, has the rapt attention of some of the Institute's BOT members on Thursday morning as he explains ongoing research in  IRRI's experimental plots on the ICRISAT campus.
Hyderabad, India- "In three short years, a systematic breeding program for irrigated direct-seeded rice (DSR) and rainfed conditions is now in place at IRRI’s South Asia rice breeding hub in Hyderabad, India,” says Arvind Kumar, IRRI plant breeder and head of the facility. (This was originally published on 16 April 2015)

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