New media at IRRI

Our friends at the International Rice Research Institute seem to have some newish toys to play with, based on a couple of recent uploads to YouTube. If you’ve been molested by the speed bumps on the IRRI campus, you’ll want to hear how Mrs Carolyn Moomaw Wilhelm was responsible for setting them up, when she and her husband, the renowned rice breeder James Moomaw, first arrived at IRRI. Or you may prefer to hear Peter Jennings, IRRI’s first rice breeder, reminisce with “singular wit” on the importance of luck. And do stick with Nyle Brady’s reminiscences, (above); he eventually says that resistance to grassy stunt virus was found within just a few months, in samples that nobody suspected were resistant.

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