The new glutinuous rice with resistance to both blast and bacterial blight was achieved through marker-assisted selection technology. Its key features include resistance to blast and bacterial blight diseases, strong stem and 130 cm in height. It provides an average yield of 4.38-5 tons/ha (700-800 kg/rai). The grain and cooking quality of the new rice is as superb as RD6, the well-known glutinous jasmine rice.
This new rice variety has been introduced to farmers in Nan, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Lampang provinces.