China Introduces Two-meter High 'Giant Rice'

A new kind of rice that can grow to a height of 2.2 meters has been introduced to China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of subtropical agriculture (ISA) announced on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. 

With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the 'giant' rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per hectare, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice. 

The rice also provides excllent habitat for frogs and fish. 

ISA owns complete intellectual property rights to the rice which has been planted in cities of Shaoyang, Changde, Zhuzhou and Changsha in Hunan. 

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