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II annual Neurice meeting

The 26th July 2018 the third annual Neurice meeting took place in Amposta, Delta del Ebre, where the first varieties of highly resistant to salinity rice are being tested. This varieties where grown in the University of Barcelona’s greenhouses. The success of this experiment would represent the possibility of cultivating some rice with high salinity conditions, […]

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The discussion of Viviana Cavallaro’s thesis at the University of Milan

On Monday 9th July, took place in Milan (Italy), the discussion of Viviana Cavallaro’s thesis: Sviluppo di varietà commerciali italiane resistenti allo stress salino e a Pomacea Insularum attraverso introgressione del Locus Saltol in Oryza Sativa, varietà onice e vialone nano. Cavallaro was a student of the University of Milan, master degree in “Biotecnologie Vegetali, Alimentari e Agro-Ambientali” and her thesis was […]

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The French Academy of Agriculture visited the French Rice Center

The French Academy of Agriculture visited the French Rice Center in Arles on the 7th and 8th June 2018. The Camargue rice production and the different activities of the French Rice Center were presented to the 17 academy member attendants as well as new opportunities for the future (alternative practices, drones, new herbicides). This was […]

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Workshop on Studies on Apple Snail Control

The Workshop on Studies on Apple Snail Control took place in Amposta on February 1, and was organised by Catalonia Agriculture Department. The workshop proved that there is a need to achieve salinity tolerant rice varieties as the only way to maintain rice crop in saline conditions, especially after rice fields are flooded with sea water.

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First Neurice meeting of 2018

On February 2 took place in Amposta (Spain) the first Neurice meeting of 2018. The partners involved were Mar Català (IRTA, Amposta), Xavier Serrat (UB, Barcelona), Salvador Nogués (P1, UB) and Camilo Lopez (P1, UB). Català and Serrat were the organisers of the meeting. 22 people attended, 50% of them were part of the cientific community, 25% […]

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