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2008-07-03 06:00:56

By Kasey Fowler, Enid News & Eagle, Okla. Jul. 3--Carmen residents wanted a festival to celebrate this summer, and they chose to honor the zucchini. "Zucchinis are very misunderstood," said Margaret Goss, festival coordinator. Other towns have such things as watermelon festivals and strawberry festivals, but Carmen wanted something a little different. "We wanted something unique to our area," Goss said. "They are very plentiful. They are unique, and almost anyone can grow one."...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 1--This is not an Aggie joke. Someday watermelons might have Viagra-like properties, researchers at Texas A&M University predicted Monday. That said, much study and much breeding remain. One problem is that the beneficial ingredient in good-eating varieties -- citrulline -- is now mainly found in the rind. Researchers such as A&M's Steve King are trying to find melon with citrulline in the fruit's flesh. "We will...

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...

2008-06-16 21:00:07

By Leslie Garcia, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 16--How we love summer. Too hot to do much else besides freeze some Snickers bars, sneak them into the cool movie theater and while away the hours munching. Yeah, right, honey. Like we in Healthy Living are going to let you get away with such nonsense. That said, we have our own goal: to get you (yes, you) through the summer, not only relatively unscathed, but healthier. Or at least as healthy as when you started. So take your name off...

2008-06-16 12:00:11

By Leslie Garcia, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 15--How we love summer. Too hot to do much else besides freeze some Snickers bars, sneak them into the cool movie theater and while away the hours munching. Yeah, right, honey. Like we in Healthy Living are going to let you get away with such nonsense. That said, we have our own goal: to get you (yes, you) through the summer, not only relatively unscathed, but healthier. Or at least as healthy as when you started. So take your...

2007-06-29 18:01:45

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture was taking root in South America almost as early as the first farmers were breaking ground in the Middle East, new research indicates. Evidence that squash was being grown nearly 10,000 years ago, in what is now Peru, is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science. A team led by anthropologist Tom D. Dillehay of Vanderbilt University also uncovered remains of peanuts from 7,600 years ago and cotton dated to 5,500 years ago in the floors and hearths of...

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2006-10-05 08:02:58

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Halloween lovers hoping to create the perfect jack-o-lantern might want to shop carefully this year because of a pumpkin fungus that has put a dent in some crops. Two types of fungus or rot have affected crops from the Midwest to New England, causing pumpkins to develop mold in some spots and then begin decomposing, said Daniel Egel, a Purdue University Extension plant pathologist. The entire inside of the pumpkin eventually rots until the shell falls apart. A...

2006-07-27 09:40:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who are sensitive to bitter flavors may be especially likely to turn their noses up at vegetables, a new study shows. In an experiment with 65 preschool children, researchers found that those whose taste buds were particularly attuned to detecting bitterness were less likely to eat their veggies. In some cases, they balked at eating not only bitter vegetables, like broccoli and olives, but also sweeter fare like carrots and red peppers....

2006-07-27 07:25:00

WASHINGTON -- That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane, Oklahoma looked...

2006-07-26 14:53:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane,...


Latest Cucurbitaceae Reference Libraries

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...

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2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.     COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze     CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L.  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Cucurbitaceae...

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