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China introduces two-meter high ‘giant rice’

Updated: Oct 17,2017 9:23 AM     Xinhua

A staff worker checks ‘giant’ rice at an experimental field in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province, Oct 16, 2017. 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 Oct 16.[Photo/Xinhua]

China’s “Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping receives an interview at an experimental field of ‘giant’ rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province, Oct 16, 2017. 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 Oct 16. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the ‘giant’ rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Oct 16, 2017 shows an experimental field of ‘giant’ rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province. 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 Oct 16. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the ‘giant’ rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Oct. 16, 2017 shows an experimental field of ‘giant’ rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province. 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 Oct 16. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the ‘giant’ rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xia Xinjie, a researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of subtropical agriculture (ISA), checks rice growth in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province, Oct 16, 2017. 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 Oct 16. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the ‘giant’ rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA.[Photo/Xinhua]

A staff worker feeds mud fish at an experimental field of ‘giant’ rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha county, Central China’s Hunan province, Oct 16, 2017. 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 Oct 16. [Photo/Xinhua]

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