Seed Industry

What is Smart Rice® from Savannah Seeds 

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06 August 2022, New Delhi: smart rice® of Savannah Seeds is developed by using a new generation breeding platform which aims to develop resource efficient rice seeds with high marketable yield.

smart rice® is characterized by a semi-dwarf & erect plant type with high tillering, grain index and early maturity. These features of smart rice® gives farmers a choice to earn more net income with reduced risk.

Early Maturity

• Crop matures earlier than conventional varieties.
• Escapes adverse conditions.
• Saves 2-3 irrigation, chemical, fertilizer costs.
• Next crop can be sown on time.
• Doesn’t required stubble burning hence save environment.

Lodging Tolerant

• Semi-dwarf erect plants.
• Strong stem tolerant to lodging.
• Prevents extra labor costs .
• Prevents loss of produce & quality.
• Highly suitable for mechanized harvesting.

Non Chaffy Panicles

• Dark green leafs make efficient food.
• All grains get filled efficiently.
• Grain weight is higher & robust.
• The panicle weighs more.

Better Milling Percentage

• Grains are strong.
• Milling percentage is above Government prescribed standards.
• Less broken grains meeting or exceeding FCI standard
• Better price for farmers.
• Higher profitability for miller

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