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BIOTEC-NSTDA unveils new disease-resistant fragrant glutinous rice, Nan59

November 15, 2018

BIOTEC-NSTDA recently introduced a new fragrant glutinous rice named Nan59. The new variety was developed from dwarf RD6 resistant to blast and bacterial blight diseases, which was also developed by BIOTEC and has already gained popularity among farmers in the north and northeast of Thailand. The new variety has a broad-spectrum disease resistance and fragrance, while maintaining a sturdy and short form and high yield of the original variety.  The short and sturdy form makes it easy to be harvested by a machine, thus solving the problems associated with high cost and shortage of labor.

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