How to select rice varieties

rice-varietiesUse healthy seeds of a locally adapted variety to get a good crop that has high yield potential and a good market price.

Each rice growing country should have a list of released varieties within the country.

IRRI provides small quantities of seeds on demand to any individual or organization anywhere in the world for the purposes of research, breeding, or training for food and agriculture.


Factors affecting crop management, such as soil type, planting method (e.g. some varieties are better for direct seeding), fertilizer efficiency, amount of rainfall, climate, disease pressure, should also be considered in selecting varieties.

Climate change-ready rice

Climate change-ready rice

These new and improved rice varieties, developed by the International Rice Research Institute and partners, can withstand flooding, drought, and salty soils.