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Significant research collaboration
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A three year award of $150k from Office of International Research Program (OIRP) was received as part of Cooperative Research Project between the USDA-ARS-DBNRRC and Rural Development Association, National Institute of Crop Science- Crop Breeding Research Division of the Republic of Korea. The title of the project "Exploring rice genetic resources for use in adapting to climate change and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions".  The funds will be used for field and greenhouse evaluation of methane emissions in rice.  Drs. Jinyoung Barnaby, Anna McClung, and Lewis Ziska (Beltsville) are the ARS scientists involved in the project.