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06/03/2018

A climate change-resistant variety of rice is presented Nicaragua

The variety is resistant to the rice delphacid and the rice hoja blanca virus - the main infestations plaguing rice crops.

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A new variety of rice that is resistant climate change was presented in Nicaragua, according to the Nicaraguan Rice Association (ANAR according to its acronym in Spanish).

According to Ulises Espinoza, President of ANAR, the "ANAR 2018 FL" is a type of rice that is highly resistant to the rice delphacid and the rice hoja blanca virus - the main infestations plaguing rice crops.

This kind of rice is also tolerant to harvest delays; in other words, if the seed is planted at a time that does not coincide with the maturity cycle, it will not lose its quality, according to Espinoza.

Please note that this article was not originally written in this language.
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