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The Agriculture University in Padannakkad

Agriculture university develops new rice variety for saline field

KANNUR, Oct 19, 2012: The Agriculture University in Padannakkad has developed another rice variety for the saline-prone 'kaipad' fields that are common in north Malabar. "All varieties of seeds will not give the desired results due to the saline nature of the 'kaipad' fields. Hence we constantly undertake research to develop new varieties that can grow in highly saline and acidic conditions," said T Vanaja, chief researcher in the agriculture college. "Though we have successfully…

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