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Chinese scientists created a type of rice that can grow in saltwater

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 26, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Oct 25, 2017

For the first time, rice grown in diluted saltwater has yielded a crop sufficient enough to be commercially viable, according to a new study by Chinese scientists. The research team led by agricultural scientist Yuan Longping, also known as China's "father of hybrid rice," planted two hundred types of rice in spring in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province and then subsequently tested their resilience to saline-alkali soil and diluted saltwater; four types of rice showed...





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