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Science boosts rice yields

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Thu, November 20 2008 | 10:36 am

PREMIUM Yogyakarta's School of Agricultural Technology at Gadjah Mada University (FTP UGM), together with farm groups from across the province, have discovered a new rice planting system they call the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Besides using less water, the SRI method is also environmentally friendly as it uses 50 percent less in chemical fertilizers. Production costs are decreased bec...