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2012-05-11 23:01:25

Trivedi Science - The Science beyond Current Science Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 India is an Agrarian country with near 60% of its population directly or indirectly dependent on Agriculture and the millions of families involved in mango cultivation have been severely traumatized in recent years by the uncertainty of mango production and their future. 2012 has yielded an all-time low in Mango Production due to an uncharacteristically long winter and cold temperatures, which has...

2011-11-12 08:00:00

The Fruit Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mango to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to the most cultivated fruit in the tropics. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) November 12, 2011 Mangoes (Mangifera indica, Anacardiaceae) are cultivated in frost-free environments...

2008-06-03 09:00:00

India's mango trade is fraught with health hazards due to the get-rich- quick schemes of vendors who artificially ripen the fruit using a harmful chemical. Calcium carbide, used to ripen mangoes, is extremely hazardous and can have short-term as well as long-term health effects, said S. Krishna, the Chennai Corporation's additional health officer on Monday. "Calcium carbide contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus. Once dissolved in water, it produces acetylene gas that affects the...

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