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