13:29 Jul. 24, 2016
Ukrainian emblem is nearly 25 metres long
Kherson farmers (southern Ukraine) grew black rice in a shape of a giant trident - a Ukrainian emblem, the press service of the Kherson Regional State Administration reports.
"The National Record Registry experts came to the village of Antonivka (Skadovsk district) to fix a new record of Kherson - specialists from the Rice Research Institute at Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences* grew a giant 'black rice' trident among the fields", the statement reads.
The rice trident is 24.7 meters long and 16.4 meters wide. It can be seen even from outer space.
The record is set in the category of 'Science and Technology', the nomination of 'The biggest Emblem of Ukraine, designed and sown with black-leave rice'.
"The Institute creative team are planning to make a similar portrait of Ukrainian poet, artist and ethnographer Taras Shevchenko", the Kherson Regional State Administration adds.
*Rice Research Institute at Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences is the only scientific research institution in Ukraine majoring in rice cultivation. Currently the Rice Research Institute at Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences (UAAS) is a scientific advisory coordinating centre for rice cultivation in Ukraine, provision of rice farms with high quality seeds and vital information on heavy-yield techniques.
Giant black rice trident. Photo courtesy - Kherson Regional State Administration, khoda.gov.ua