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2010-09-16 17:03:51

World yam collection in Nigeria provides ultimate rescue for African yam diversity in an initiative to conserve critical crop collections backed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust Farmers and crop scientists worldwide are engaged in an ambitious new effort to add 3,000 yam samples to international genebanks with the aim of saving the diversity of a crop that is consumed by 60 million people on a daily basis in Africa alone, according to an announcement today from the Global Crop Diversity...

2010-09-02 13:30:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new alliance of carrot growers dubbed 'A Bunch of Carrot Farmers' - spearheaded by Bakersfield, Calif., based Bolthouse Farms - has launched the first-ever advertising and marketing campaign for Baby Carrots. The fully-integrated consumer campaign developed by CP+B satires infamous junk food marketing to challenge the junk food establishment's dominance over snacking mindshare. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100902/NY59166 )...

2010-08-27 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, AUGUST 27: POTATO CHIPS Profile America -- Friday, August 27th. One of America's favorite snack foods is said to have originated this week near Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1853. The chef at Moon's Lake House, George Crum, was...

2010-08-15 06:22:17

Monsanto Co. has been dealt a major setback as a federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets by the biotech giant. Reuters reports that US District Judge Jeffrey White ruled that the US Department of Agriculture's approval of Monsanto's genetically altered sugar beets was without adequate environmental study. Sugar beets account for more than half of the country's sugar supply. But traditional sugar beet seeds remain widely available and environmental...

2010-08-13 10:48:00

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lay's, America's favorite potato chip and a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced a unique "fresh rush delivery" of Lay's potato chips to the Wisconsin State Fair this weekend. Within 24 hours, potatoes will have been harvested from the ground, cleaned, cut, cooked into delicious Lay's potato chips and delivered to the fair. The Lay's delivery truck will arrive with fresh Lay's potato chips to share with the estimated 100,000...

2010-08-04 07:30:00

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), visited Peru this week to announce that the company is investing USD $3 million over the next three years to create the Agricultural Development Center of Peru (CEDAP). The Center, which is the first of its kind in Latin America, will focus on the development of new varieties of potatoes and other tubers and roots. After arriving in Peru yesterday, Indra Nooyi visited the...

2010-07-26 09:03:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enjoy hands-on activities and special demonstrations all summer long as Naper Settlement celebrates "Summer at the Settlement" at its historic museum village, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Ongoing activities include the popular geocache medallion hunt, bucket brigade, yoke and bucket carrying, flag-raising at Fort Payne, grinding corn, making butter and many more activities. Throughout August, Settlement Sundays feature...

2010-07-26 06:00:00

PLANO, Texas, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lay's®, America's favorite potato chip and a leading brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, unveiled today a mobile greenhouse designed to bring a rural farm experience to the center of metropolitan areas across the country. The six-city "Lay's Mobile Farm" tour kicks-off this morning in New York City's iconic Times Square and will then travel to five other major cities throughout the U.S. - Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles...

2010-07-20 08:41:35

In the battle against soil fungi that discolor horseradish roots and can render the entire crop unsellable, University of Illinois researcher Mohammad Babadoost found that subjecting the roots to hot water before planting was most effective in killing the pathogen in propagative root stocks. The final recipe: submerge in water heated to 47 degrees Centigrade for 20 minutes. Babadoost was looking for a reliable, non-chemical method to control Verticillium and Fusarium "“ soil-borne fungi...

2010-06-30 08:42:43

The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London revealed Monday. The study, published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that blood pressure was lowered within 24hours in people who took nitrate tablets, and people who drank beetroot juice. The research will be welcome news to people with high blood pressure who might now be able to use a new 'natural'...

Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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

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....

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...

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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