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Mar 26, 2010

Australia Working on Cold-Tolerant GM Rice

Rice growers could have access to a new cold-tolerant variety with yield advantages of four tonnes per hectare by spring 2011.

The variety, known as yrm 69, can tolerate night temperatures down to 11.5C (52.7F), and is set to make the need for deep water redundant.

Photo credit: Cool runnings: Yanco NSW rice grower Russell Reinke inspects the new cold-tolerant variety, yrm 69, under trial at Jerilderie, courtesy of the Weekly News, Australia.

For more see: Woods, Kim.  "New cold-tolerant rice," The Weekly Times (Australia), 26 March 2010.

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