Quantcast

Latest Brassica Stories

2010-08-24 11:07:00

World Heart Federation and CanolaInfo Team Up to Promote Smart Eating for the Heart CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for about a third (more than 17 million) of all lost lives. The good news is a healthy lifestyle can save the majority of these lives by preventing heart disease in the first place. In honor of World Heart Day on Sept. 26, 2010, CanolaInfo has joined forces with the World Heart...

2010-08-06 16:08:00

Volunteer Canola of All Types Expected and Controllable WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Scientists conducting field research in North Dakota confirmed that canola produced by modern biotechnology ("genetically modified" or "biotech"), like conventional canola, can establish "volunteer" plants outside of agricultural fields. The results, presented today in a poster at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting, showed that 86 percent of 406 canola plants tested positive...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

KALININGRAD, Russia and NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodrugestvo Group (www.sodrugestvo.com), a fast-growing agro-industrial company headquartered in Kaliningrad, Russia, has entered the U.S. market by acquiring a minority stake in North Dakota Oilseed Mills, LLC, a joint-venture with Northwood Mills, LLP, a canola crushing plant based in Northwood, North Dakota near Grand Forks. "North Dakota is a leading region for U.S. agriculture, including being the leading state for canola,...

ab1a7b901dd1de4a180c87a7cc42fbdc1
2009-11-21 08:30:55

Surplus biomass from the production of flax shives, and generated from Brassica carinata, a yellow-flowered plant related to those which engulf fields in spring, can be used to produce bioethanol. This has been suggested by two studies carried out by Spanish and Dutch researchers and published in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. "These studies evaluate, from an environmental point of view, the production of bioethanol from two, as yet unexploited sources of biomass:...

2009-11-10 11:04:00

GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Camelina Trade Association (NACTA) today announced the achievement of another milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for growers. The industry received approval from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, a department of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, for the use of camelina meal in the diets of feedlot beef cattle up to 10 percent of the weight of the total ration. Camelina...

2009-10-16 08:49:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154635/Reportlinker-Adds-Special-Report-on-Chinas-Rapeseed-Oil-Market.html As a newly listed futures variety, rapeseed oil obtained great attention in the futures exchange market. Based on the overall survey, this report is a precious special research report for vegoil processing enterprises, vegoil spot futures merchants,...

2009-08-04 11:34:00

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the makers of Crisco(R) announced the winners of the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest. Inspired by the versatility and great taste of Crisco(R) Puritan(R) Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA, one grand prize winner will receive $25,000 for a kitchen makeover; four runners-up will each be awarded $5,000 for kitchen makeovers. These five at-home chefs paired the premium quality of Crisco Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA with their cooking...

2009-06-29 09:56:00

MONHEIM, Germany and ST. LOUIS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience AG and Monsanto Company have agreed to cross license their respective herbicide tolerance traits in rapeseed/canola on a non-exclusive basis for commercialization within their respective branded canola seed businesses. Canola is a form of rapeseed primarily grown in North America and Australia. Under the terms of this global agreement, Monsanto will grant Bayer CropScience access to Monsanto's Genuity(TM) Roundup...

2009-06-29 08:28:55

High ozone conditions cause a 30% decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within oilseed rape plants. Combined with the results of previous studies which have shown a decrease in oil, protein and carbohydrate content of oilseed rape seeds in high ozone, these results (to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting in Glasgow on 29th June 2009) could signal a significant income loss for farmers and an indirect effect on...

2009-05-28 10:56:35

An international team of scientists has cracked the problem of pod shatter in brassica crops such as oilseed rape.Just before harvest, oilseed rape pods are prone to shatter, causing a 10-25% loss of seeds and up to 70% in some cases."By artificially producing a hormone in a specific region of the fruit, we have stopped the fruit opening in the related model plant Arabidopsis, completely sealing the seeds inside," says Dr Lars Østergaard from the John Innes Centre....


Latest Brassica Reference Libraries

0_cf384de687d942ba468368b71c3b78f8
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....

0_878a8c668f8cbb348b93d26f2db5a78e
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

0_abf235bcf9e5d3301f3185e5f77ae1cc
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...

0_a35c2dd516e389bbfa9d600884933fa7
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....

More Articles (4 articles) »
Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related