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Firm Named for Top Rice Scientist Pulls Variety of Seeds after Crop Failure

(Beijing) – A company named after China's "father of hybrid rice" said it has stopped selling a certain seed variety after reports of a large crop failure in the eastern province of Anhui last year.

Shenzhen-listed Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co. announced the decision regarding its Liangyou 0293 variety of seeds on April 13. It said cold weather was responsible for lower rice yields in the Anhui city of Bengbu in 2014.

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