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Quang Tri (VNA) – Two new high-yield drought-tolerant rice varieties have been developed successfully for the Winter-Spring 2015-2016 crop in the central province of Quang Tri.

They were evaluated at a conference held by the provincial Centre for animal breeding and plants under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on May 10 in An Long Cooperative, Trieu Hoa commune, Trieu Phong district.

According to the Centre, the two varieties, LDA1 and AN1, have been grown for trial on three hectares in Vinh Linh, Cam Lo and Trieu Phong districts.

LDA1 is expected to produce 6.7 tonnes per hectare, almost 0.7 tonnes higher than that of HT1, a widely-used variety in the province.

The Centre will work with localities to promote the varieties.-VNA