Blast-resistant Glutinous Thanyasirin Rice

Thanyasirin is a jasmine glutinous rice (RD6), with blast resistance added into its genome using molecular markers in the backcross breeding process. Thanyasirin has good cooking and eating qualities. It shows drastic improvement in leaf and neck blast resistance of a broad range of spectrum in the rainfed lowland areas, providing yield of 3-5 tons per hectare.

Thanyasirin seed has been distributed to farmers, along with the seed production training program, in several provinces in the North and Northeast where gluninous rice are commonly consumed, such as Nan, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Chaiyaphum, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom.