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Study rice planting using salty water

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

By Noorazura Abdul Rahman (BH Online)- May 28, 2023 @ 3:56pm

JITRA: The government is planning to research saltwater rice crops in an effort to increase production of this staple food in the country.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu, said initial talks had been held with relevant experts in China to gain insights and use of suitable technology.

"I met a professor in China, there are saltwater rice plants there and they got the appropriate seeds after four years of study and (through) eight seasons.

"At an early stage in the talks, the waterfront area that is rising water is not allowed to be used in the future with technology and expert views," he said...

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