As per the sources, it has been quoted by the Michael Gumina, global CEO for RiceTec that Farmers in the United States and China now plant about 50 percent of their acres to hybrid rice and a seed company that focuses primarily on the relatively new type of rice. Further, it has been indicated that if the world population continues to grow at the present rate and the world economy doesn’t falter too badly, growers in both the U.S. and China could be planting 75 to 80 percent of their rice in hybrids in the next 20 years.It has also been noted that on top of gains in hybrid rice in other regions of the world where increasing food production will be a major goal over the next two decades, who was a presenter during one of the latest in the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture System’s Food and Agribusiness Webinar series.
Further, in this regard, it has been stated that the When we look out in our crystal ball here over the next 20 years, this is what we are projecting for the market. He said for the South America we are at 4 percent today. We think that will jump up to 34 percent by 2035. India is at 7 percent today for hybrid rice and we think that will move up to 28 percent. The rest of Southeast Asia will be at 35 percent in 20 years. Gumina also stated that those forecasts, who has been involved in the seed industry for 35 years will depend on whether his company has success in promoting hybrids in the marketplace. Therefore, “If we do, if we can show the same kind of hybrid vigor kick, I think the world will certainly grow its percentage of hybrid rice.”