53 t/ha) but it was similar to japonica group and different than NERICA
Also, all the herbicides evaluated, had resulted in significantly higher crop vigour score than the no-herbicide control throughout the experimental periods, while, among the three rice varieties evaluated, WITA 4 and NERICA
, had higher crop vigour score than SIPPI.
Yukio Sato said he believes the NERICA
rice would become a ''powerful tool'' to fight poverty and food shortage in poor countries.
A randomized complete block design replicated three times and rice cultivars NERICA
11 and Dourado precoce, a local landrace were used.
is the hope for food security in the area as it can be grown anywhere, without the need for irrigation.
sativa cultivar (WAB02158 from Chad) used in developing the cultivated rice NERICA
Monty Jones of Liberia for NERICA
rice, which is now a popular variety in many African ecologies and Dr.
Total quantity or scope: 160 tonnes of paddy rice seed variety NERICA
4, 5 or 6, or Baibing.
He also found that Nerica
inherited wide, dangling leaves from its African strain that smother weeds in early growth.
The release of NERICA
in 1996 by Africa Rice gave a boost to rice production, especially in west and central Africa.
Funded by the World Bank, Nerica
(new rice for Africa) planned to combine the ruggedness of African rice with the productivity of the Asian species.
varieties adapt well to the difficult production environments and low levels of farming inputs.