(ECNS) -- Sanya in Hainan Province saw a bumper harvest of its double-season hybrid rice with the yield per mu (about 0.067 hectare) of the experimental early crops at 1004.83 kilograms.
The project, double-season hybrid rice yield challenging 1,500 kilograms per mu, was launched last December in Sanya.
Haitangwan Rice Park in Sanya, one of the six experimental sites in Hainan, took the lead in harvesting the experimental early crops. This batch of hybrid rice was sown on December 16, 2020 and transplanted on January 13, 2021.
The yield per mu of the first-class field is about 1014.56 kilograms, that of the second-class and third-class field 1009.45 kilograms, 990.48 kilograms respectively.
The average yield per mu of the three types of fields is 1,004.83 kilograms. Hainan rarely sees large yield of rice due to its high temperature and short growth term.
If the yield goal of 1,500 kilograms of double-season hybrid rice is achieved, a better production mode with higher efficiency and yield would be created in Hainan, said Xie Hua'an, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.