cultivated rice

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultivated rice - yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's populationcultivated rice - yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population
rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
rice - annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
References in periodicals archive ?
The sources said the Prime Minister would distribute financial assistance cheques amounting to Rs 950 million among the rice and cotton growers who cultivated rice and cotton crops over 189926 acres of land in the district.
For their study, the scientists included weedy red rice, which infests cultivated rice cropland.
Weedy rice (Oryza sativa complex) locally known as 'padi angin' is the main competitors to cultivated rice [9].
The earliest cultivated rice in China is found 20 kilometers away, in Neolithic Hemudu site which has a history of over 7,000 years.
Phylogeography of Asian wild rice, Oryza rufipogon, reveals multiple independent domestications of cultivated rice, Oryza sativa.
Olsen, postdoctoral researcher Cindy Vigueira, and their colleagues have shown that different mutations of the same genes underlie the loss of shattering, and the straw-colored hulls and white grains of both Asian and African cultivated rice.
Because the arthropod vectors can't survive under water, they are rare in cultivated rice paddies, which are flooded on a regular basis.
Around the rim of the park, farmers have for centuries cultivated rice prized for use in paella.
2 million hectares of cultivated rice fields and hybrid seeds have been used only for 10% or 10,000 hectares of the rice fields.
By some estimates, nearly 80 percent of the rice marketed to consumers as wild rice is actually cultivated rice grown in commercial paddies in California and Minnesota by non-natives.
The seeds have adapted well to dark soils and are developing well with the application of organic fertilizer and biological control for plagues and illnesses, said Lopez, who has cultivated rice for over 25 years and obtains high yields by using transplant techniques.
In October of last year, researchers in South Korea revealed that they had found the oldest cultivated rice.