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2012-08-06 11:23:56

Plants produce toxins to defend themselves against potential enemies, from herbivorous pests to diseases. Oilseed rape plants produce glucosinolates to serve this purpose. However, due to the content of glucosinolates, farmers can only use limited quantities of the protein-rich rapeseed for pig and chicken feed. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has developed a method to hinder unwanted toxins from entering the edible parts of the plant. The breakthrough was...

2011-12-26 08:00:00

The Vegetable Cultivation & Production Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 283 resources to its Chinese Cabbage category. Chinese Cabbage is the tight-heading type of Oriental cabbages. One major type of Chinese cabbage has elongated, cylindrical heads whereas the other has short, blunt, barrel shaped heads. (PRWEB) December 26, 2011 Olericulture is the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. Within this discipline, the Vegetable Research Magazine...

2011-11-13 08:00:00

The Vegetable Cultivation Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 248 resources to its Cabbage category. Olericulture is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to traditional temperate and oftentimes indigenous, tropical vegetable crops. (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 The Vegetable Cultivation Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 248 resources to its Cabbage category....

2011-11-06 08:00:00

The Horticulture Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 273 resources to its Brussels Sprout category. Brussels sprout are the small leafy green heads developing from the nodes of a long, thick stalk of this wild cabbage cultivar. (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. Within this scientific discipline the site focuses on traditional temperate and oftentimes...


Latest Brassica Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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2005-07-14 01:34:13

The Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) flies April-May and July-August. It is sometimes known as the Cabbage White because its caterpillars feed on cabbages. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles, upper are creamy white with dark tips. The female has two dark spots. It is more common than the Large White. The scientific name Artogeia rapae has been applied to this species in the past and may still be found, but it is now generally accepted to be a member of the Pieris genus....

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'