Collect rice varieties, in particular varieties that are well adapted to specific areas. To collect varieties from off-farm, perhaps seed exchanges can take place within a farmer network or seed bank. Varieties should be evaluated to study their characteristic in order to select the parent lines.
Characteristic of rice that you are interested in, such as: Type of stem The color The test The age of maturity Water and day length requirement
Pure-line variety Open-pollinated (OP) variety Greater yield and better quality Resistance to diseases and insect Appropriate to organic farming Day length insensitive variety
Quality Brown Rice for Seed 1. Slender 2. Shiny 3. No chalkiness or abdonimal white abdonimal white 4. No chipped, cracked or undeveloped kernel 5. Small nose