HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 26 no. 1 (2001)

Yield Potential of Brazilian Upland Rice

F. Breseghello | E. Perpétuo Guimarñatildes

Discipline: Agriculture, Plant Breeding



Brazil is the only rice-growing country where upland and irrigated lowland rice are equally important. Upland rice area in the 1999-2000 crop season was 2.35 million ha, while lowland rice area was 1.21 million ha. Production from these two ecosystems totaled 4.44 and 6.34 million t, respectively, indicating that average rice yield under irrigated conditions is 177% higher (IBGE 2001).