MR269; Malaysia New Padi Variety

MR 269

In conjunction with the launching of the Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-Tourism International Show (MAHA International 2012) and the National Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen Day 2012 at the Malaysian Agricultural Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, launched a new padi variety MR 269 on 24th November 2012.

MR 269; Malaysia’s New Padi Variety

MR 269 is a new variety which has a better resistance against the leaf blast disease and pests in order to boost Malaysia’s rice production.  It’s said that MR 269 is possible to produce 9.9 MT per hectare.

MR 269 variety was a new strain developed by Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) which was suitable on land in the various rice bowl areas.

MR 269 rice



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