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2011-08-04 13:58:34

Whether it is a purple potato to fit a niche market or finding varieties resistant or at least tolerant to psyllid infestations, Dr. Creighton Miller has a potato plant in Texas aimed at meeting a grower's need. Miller, a potato breeder with Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of horticultural sciences in College Station, has breeding trials near Springlake and Dalhart. Selections are made from seedlings grown in breeding plots each year, he said. The children...

2011-07-11 21:05:41

By honing in on the mysterious potato genome and its tuber "“ its edible portion "“ researchers are unveiling the secrets of the world's most-important nongrain food crop. Robin Buell, Michigan State University plant biologist, is part of an international research team that is mapping the genome of the potato. In the current issue of Nature, the team revealed that it accomplished its goal, thus quickly closing the gap on improving the food source's elusive genome. The potato is a...

2011-07-01 13:28:05

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight "“ last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle. When every second counts, riders do everything possible to gain a competitive advantage "“ from using aerodynamic carbon fibre bikes to the very latest in sports nutrition. Now there could be a new, completely legal and rather surprising weapon in the armoury for riders aiming to shave vital seconds off their time "“ beetroot...

2011-06-23 18:29:00

DENVER, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Potato Board believes a study released in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine perpetuates unfortunate myths and misconceptions about the potato. Singling out the potato as a cause of weight gain is misleading and contrary to existing research. "The researchers call into question the long-validated idea that the ultimate determinate of weight gain and weight loss is calories in and calories out," says Dr. Katherine Beals, R.D.,...

2011-06-23 08:11:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., June 23 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolthouse Farms, the California-based health and wellness company, announced today that the American Heart Association has certified its 100% Carrot Juice, Baby Carrots and Cello Carrots. Now these products may display the heart-check mark on each label. The heart-check mark indicates products that meet the nutritional standards the American Heart Association sets for foods and beverages. The American Heart Association's heart-check mark...

2011-06-21 21:35:00

Scientists from Clemson University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service have developed a new variety of not-so-sweet potato, called Liberty. Known as a boniato, or tropical sweet potato, Liberty has a dark red skin and light yellow, dry flesh with a bland flavor. Boniato potatoes originated in the tropical Americas and are grown in south Florida in the United States. They can be served fried, mashed or in soup. "We developed Liberty because other boniato varieties are susceptible to...

2011-06-10 09:15:00

DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent unveiling of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPlate icon heralded a bold, new visual reminder of the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption, filling half the plate with these two important food groups. The United States Potato Board (USPB) commends the USDA on developing this straightforward visual icon designed to prompt consumers to build a healthy plate at meal times by emphasizing the fruit, vegetables,...

2011-04-11 16:04:07

New research also shows potatoes on the plate do not displace other vegetables Research to be presented this week at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference in Washington, D.C., demonstrates that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from children's meals. In fact, meals that contain white potatoes contain more servings of other vegetables, and are significantly higher in potassium, fiber and vitamin...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Final Bids on Potato Processing Facility Surplus Equipment Achieve Sales Goals Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 The Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) ushered in spring on a high note with another successfully closed auction. Running March 17-18, the company's latest bidding action encompassed a complete potato processing production line from a Minnesota facility. Consisting of 125 lots, the auction not only closed with a successful sell-through rate but it also easily attained its...

2011-04-07 14:08:59

Global partnerships to protect thousands of varieties from threats ranging from climate change to volcanic eruption Crop specialists in Central America announced today that a major rescue effort is underway in one of the heartlands of ancient agriculture to regenerate thousands of unique varieties of coffee, tomatoes, chili peppers, beans and other major crops through a partnership between the Global Crop Diversity Trust and 19 Latin American genebanks. One of the oldest collections targeted...


Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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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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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-07-12 16:47:45

Daylily comprises the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. The name Hemerocallis is based on the Greek words for day and beauty, which reflects the fact that the individual flowers last for only one day. They open at sunrise and wither at sunset, to be replaced by another one (sometimes two or none) on the same stem the next day. Originally from Eurasia, a native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them...

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2005-06-23 11:13:55

The Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb. Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem with linear leaves. The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians. Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is...

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