RiceTec collaborates with Arkansas State/USDA on groundbreaking rice research

HARRISBURG, AR (August 7, 2019) – RiceTec has provided 5 acres of land to researchers at Arkansas State University and USDA-ARS for a groundbreaking research project aimed at finding genes related to resilience to increasing temperatures.

As climate changes, concerns abound that increases in temperature and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may reduce crop yields. This research is designed to find if rice lines in the US collection have tolerance to high temperatures that breeders can use to incorporate into elite lines and hybrids. For more on this exciting research, see the link.

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