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2009-03-10 14:13:00

Evidence Continues to Mount For Strawberry Nutrition Benefits WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of Americans now in hot pursuit of super foods that improve health and longevity, the latest research results on strawberries are right on time. A new study published in the scientific journal, Metabolism, found that antioxidants in strawberries help lower "bad" cholesterol. The study, conducted by David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, backs existing evidence that touts...

2008-12-16 16:41:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study from the University of California, Davis and the Illinois Institute of Technology found that strawberries may reduce the risk of heart disease. The popular fruit is rich in flavonoids, important compounds that may improve function of the endothelium -- the cells that line the inside of blood vessels through the entire circulatory system. In the study, researchers found that strawberries promote a healthy endothelium which...

2008-10-20 12:00:31

A Florida company with a new frozen treat product ready to unveil in the next few weeks has come all the way to Oregon for great tasting ingredients. Froozer - the product created by Cool Frootz, LLC - is giving local growers credit for what is used in some of its recipes by clearly stating on the product label, "Made with Oregon Berries." Oregon's strawberry industry, in particular, is thrilled with the Froozer partnership. For a commodity in need of more visibility, the "state-of-origin"...

2008-10-01 18:00:37

By TOM BRUTON Can I grow strawberries in a pot? I've always planted them in the garden, but I saw a pretty strawberry pot at the local nursery and I'm wondering if they really work. One of the best things about strawberries (besides eating them) is that you can grow them in just about any sunny home garden. With a strawberry jar you can even grow these delicious berries on a balcony or patio. In Florida, Oct. 1 through Nov. 15 is the best time to plant strawberries. Start by filling the...

2008-06-27 09:02:19

By Barry Nelson 1. Nature's alternative to Botox Strawberries are your skin's best friend, packed full of anti-ageing antioxidants. Not only do the nutrients improve circulation to the skin which results in a youthful and attractive glow, they protect against sun damage, one of the major culprits for premature ageing of the skin. 2. Burn fat and lose weight Strawberries are one of the top fat- burning foods. If you want to lose weight, ensure that berries are part of your daily diet. A...

2008-06-27 06:02:46

By Terry, Leon In the first of a six-part series from Cranfield University's Plant Science Laboratory, Dr Leon Terry looks at research on strawberry quality and using biosensors for fresh-produce quality assessment Strawberries are one of the most important horticultural crops grown in the UK. The rapid growth in sales over the past decade has been underpinned by ongoing research and development both in the UK and overseas. However, technology transfer between research establishments and...

2008-06-18 18:00:08

BRITISH strawberry season is upon us. But did you know the fruit is as healthy as it is tasty? Here are our top 10 reasons to stock up on strawberries: 1. They are nature's alternative to Botox. Strawberries are your skin's best friend, packed full of anti- ageing antioxidants. Not only do the nutrients improve circulation to the skin, which results in a youthful and attractive glow, they protect against sun damage. 2. They help burn fat. If you want to lose weight ensure berries...


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Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

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