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Recent advances in high-throughput technologies have resulted in tremendous increase in the amount of data in the agronomic domain. This data explosion in-conjunction with its heterogeneity presents a major challenge in adopting an integrative approach towards research. We are developing AgroLD, a knowledge system that exploits the Semantic Web technology and some of the relevant standard domain ontologies, to integrate information on rice species and in this way facilitating the formulation of new scientific hypotheses. The objective of this effort is to provide the community with a platform for domain specific knowledge, capable of answering complex biological questions. The current phase  covers information on genes, proteins, ontology associations, homology predictions, metabolic pathways, plant traits, and germplasm, on the Arabidopsis and rice species.