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Seeking Sabah’s nod for new paddy variety
Published on: Monday, December 11, 2023
By: Johan Aziz
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Seeking Sabah’s nod  for new paddy variety
Arthur said the study also found that the use of these paddy seeds can reduce agricultural inputs such as fertiliser between 30pc to 50pc. Therefore, this matter can reduce the cost of paddy field management by farmers.
Kuala Lumpur: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) told Parliament efforts are underway by, Nuclear Malaysia to introduce and commercialise NMR152 paddy seeds in Sabah so as to diversify and give more choices to farmers.

“This variety needs to be certified by the Sabah Agriculture Department. So we are not allowed to bring that variety to be used in Sabah yet.

“Therefore, Mosti proposes to collaborate with the Department in the research for new varieties to increase yield,” said its Deputy Minister, Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup.

Arthur hoped the Department would facilitate the approval of the widespread use of NMR152 seeds in Sabah so the results of R&D or home-grown technology worth millions of ringgit can be enjoyed by the people of Sabah.





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