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Rice Open Field Day in Amposta (Spain)

On August 25th 2016, Amposta (Spain) will host the IRTA Rice Open Field Day. The event will present the newest research topics, improvements and rice management alternatives. One of the research projects presented will be Neurice. The open field day includes a visit to the assays performed at IRTA’s fields. Some companies will show the […]

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Soil salinity effects at Ebro Delta (video)

Rice is mainly produced in deltas, where paddy fields decrease the usual soil salinity in these areas. In Ebro Delta, the Apple Snail pest is destroying the rice seedlings, damaging the rice production. Some of the methods used to control that invasive species are to flood the paddy fields with sea water and dry seeding. […]

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Work in progress at SIS, CREA and UMIL

On July 2016, UB researchers Xavier Serrat and Salvador Nogués visited the premises of the Italian partners. SIS researchers Giacomo Gavina and Stefano Ravaglia and CREA phD student Gabriele Orasen showed them the fields in the Po Delta, in Vercelli, where the salinized field assays for WP4 take place. Also in Vercelli, the group visited […]

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Rice breeding at University of Barcelona (Video)

In Asia there are some tropical varieties of rice which are highly tolerant to salinity but which cannot be grown in the Mediterranean climate and are not commercially viable. It has recently been discovered that the salinity tolerance of these tropical Asian varieties is due to the presence of a chromosome segment called Saltol. Traditional, […]

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Protocols to implement the assays are ready

Field assays of the advanced breeding lines will be performed in different locations of the rice producing regions. Seven protocols have been designed in order to ensure the successful replication of the essays. Each protocol is related to a work package: WP 2: Salt tolerance introgression Fertilization for rice cultivation in greenhouse conditions Embryo rescue […]

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