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2011-06-27 21:06:16

New technology proves more cost-effective than traditional single-head system Greenhouse vegetable production in North America has more than doubled in the past 10 years. While heavy investments have been made in modern greenhouses, improved cultivation technologies are essential for producers to realize the high productivity potential afforded by the improved facilities. Gaining popularity in greenhouse vegetable production is a high-wire system in which cucumbers plants are trained into a...

2011-06-22 22:41:03

Fluorescent, metal-halide lights tested for effects on sweet potato whitefly resistance In horticultural production, growers often depend on systems that use artificial light to produce high-quality transplants. Although the systems are efficient, fluorescent lamps can produce plants with shorter shoots than those grown under natural light. Studies have indicated that this reduced shoot elongation is due to the high red:far red ratio of typical commercial fluorescent lamps, which emit little...

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2011-06-10 09:45:00

Despite some recent reports to the contrary, German officials remain convinced that bean sprouts or similar shoots from an organic farm in the northern German state of Lower Saxony are responsible for a recent, deadly outbreak of E. coli in Europe, Reuters is reporting. Thirty-one people have died from the food-borne bacterial outbreak so far and hundreds have been made ill. Citing a study of patients and the food they ate. "It's the bean sprouts," said Reinhard Burger, head of the Robert...

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2010-07-21 10:38:33

Sites of origin and regions of domestication of many of our most important cultivated plants are still unknown. The botanical genus Cucumis, to which both the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and the honeydew melon (C. melo) belong, was long thought to have originated and diversified in Africa, because many wild species of Cucumis are found there. "A molecular genetic analysis has now shown that the wild populations that gave rise to melons and cucumbers originated in Asia", says LMU botanist...

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2009-07-01 06:11:45

Strangely shaped fruits and vegetables, such as bendy cucumbers and knobbly carrots, will be allowed back into European supermarkets on July 1. On Tuesday, EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel stated that the regulations on the shape of produce were an example of "unnecessary red tape." "We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators. July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot,"...

2009-05-29 11:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cucumbers are the darling of the garden because they're so easy to grow your cat could do it - and talk about prolific! Cucumbers make a great grow-it-yourself crop for those looking for fresh produce and a tactic to cut grocery costs in a down economy. You can give cucumbers to family and friends by the grocery bag full and still have enough for own your salads and recipes. FoodieMama.com Home Gardening Expert Editor Chris McLaughlin shares tips on...

2008-11-26 22:20:30

Eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining good health, but produce can harbor pathogens that can make people ill, U.S. officials say. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the most common food-borne diseases associated with produce are E. coli, norovirus and hepatitis A. Most people become sick by eating contaminated foods or beverages or by coming in contact with someone who has a food-borne illness. To safeguard against illness, the CDC advises: --...

2008-07-22 15:00:49

According to news.gov.hk: Three new vegetables cultivated byorganic methods will be available next month, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Departmentsays. They are dark leaf Chinese white cabbage, little cucumber from Thailand and leaf beet from Taiwan. The department held a seminar for local farmers today at Tai Lung Experimental Station to introduce organic cultivation methods forthree newvegetables. The vegetables are suitable for cultivation in Hong Kong in summer and...

2008-06-29 06:02:31

By Anonymous Ireland-based Total Produce, which distributes fresh fruit and vegetables from some 90 locations across the globe, has acquired 60 per cent of Dutch salad producers Haluco and Nedalpac. The firms were bought in a deal that could be worth up to euro23m (Pounds 18m) - the initial cash consideration is euro9.5m (Pounds 7.5m). payable on completion, and an additional consideration of no more than euro13.5m (Pounds 10.6m) becomes payable in 2011 if certain profit targets are met by...


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Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali
2013-01-28 14:44:54

Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at depths of up to 164 feet and can be found on rocky, vertical surfaces. In 1969, Rowe classified it within...

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria atra
2012-04-19 10:48:27

The Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra), also known as the Lollyfish, is a species of marine invertebrate in the Holothuriidae family. It is found in the Indo-Pacific ocean region, extending from the Red Sea and East Africa to Australia. It is found on the seabed, in shallow waters on reefs and sand flats and in sea grass meadows at depths up to 66 feet. It prefers reef flats where it is not fully exposed to the waves but the water is well aerated, and shallows beside slabs of rock from...

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