16-05-2014 01:41 AM | India

Indian rice farmer's miracle yield

An Indian farmer has set a state and possibly a national record for growing rice using a neglected method of cultivation that has been dismissed by academic researchers and received little financial backing from agribusiness.

According to Jaisingh Gnanadurai, joint director of agriculture in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, farmer S Sethumadhavan from Alanganallur has harvested a record yield of nearly 24 tonnes of paddy rice per hectare using the system of rice intensification method (SRI). - See more at: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Indian+rice+farmer%27s+miracle+yield&NewsID=414960#sthash.oJBflmz1.dpuf
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