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Rice farmers in China use less fertilizer, increase yield

posted May 25, 2015, 11:34 PM by   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:25 PM ]
Dr. Xuhua Zhong shows a rice plot that uses the "three controls technology" in Gaoyao county, Guangdong, China
Guangdong, China- “Rice farmers can decrease their nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use by around 20%, and increase their yield by 10% by using the ‘three controls technology’ (3CT),” says Dr. Xuhua Zhong, crop physiologist at the Rice Research Institute of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDRRI). (This was originally published on 15 May 2015)