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2010-01-05 21:03:10

Knowing when and where to spray is as important as what to spray A Texas AgriLife Research entomologist in Lubbock is trying to determine the best management practices to reduce a potato crop's risk to zebra chip, a disease that discolors the potato and causes discounts to the producer. Dr. Christian Nansen is part of a multi-disciplinary team that is examining a variety of factors, including insecticides, spray applications, performance, farming practices and potato plant attractiveness. To...

2009-12-08 12:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Future of starches in China http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166925/Future-of-starches-in-China.html China's output of starch, including native and modified starch, is the second largest in the world. Major varieties of native starch include corn starch, potato starch, cassava starch and wheat starch, while that of modified starch include corn modified starch,...

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2009-12-01 13:30:00

Research into the potato tuber at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and at the NEIKER-Tecnalia Technology Centre has, in recent years, focused on the development of new varieties of potato adapted to Spanish agro-climatic conditions. The Basque technology center has updated the traditional system for improving strains of the tuber by involving novel techniques that enable obtaining new varieties that are the most resistant, productive and apt for both fresh...

2009-10-14 06:30:00

EAGLE, Idaho, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Three weeks ago Boise native and Idaho potato fan, Kristin Armstrong won the 2009 UCI Road World Championships in Mendriso, Switzerland and today she hit the airwaves to talk taters to thousands of consumers across the country. Kristin became one of America's most prominent athletes when she took home the Gold in woman's cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Still riding high on her recent win, Kristin recounted, in 30 live...

2009-10-06 17:14:00

DENVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's announcement by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) naming potatoes to the list of the "Top 10 Riskiest Foods Regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration" requires some important clarification so as not to raise unnecessary alarm or confusion among consumers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091006/CG88438LOGO) "Potatoes are inherently healthy and are not an inherently risky food and they should not be on...

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2009-09-25 05:01:49

It's been cultivated for at least 7,000 years and spread from South America to grow on every continent except Antarctica. Now the humble potato has had its genome sequenced. "The potato is the most important vegetable worldwide," said Robin Buell, an MSU associate professor of plant biology. She was part of the consortium that released the first draft sequence of the potato genome. "This first draft that is being released will help breeders improve yield, quality, disease resistance and...

2009-09-11 08:30:00

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- One potato, two potato, three potato, four...the more DeeAmore potatoes America eats, the more forests are restored. It's the DeeAmore "Buy One Get One Tree" program, and it's just in time for earth-friendly, budget-friendly holiday gift-giving. Mr. Dee's, a leader in the frozen potato market, just launched its new DeeAmore line of yummy, healthy, all-natural dishes. DeeAmore is so committed to all things natural, it partnered with the National...

2009-09-10 10:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Myth or fact? It is possible to create affordable and nutritious meals from scratch in under thirty minutes without ever turning on the oven. Fact! With the United States Potato Board's (USPB) new "Quick and Healthy" recipe series, potato salads, soups, casseroles, fries, baked and mashed potatoes have never been easier. The series is comprised of the six most popular Internet-searched potato favorites. By using innovative techniques, cook times are...

2009-08-19 07:28:59

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall of Huipu-brand dried sweet potatoes because they might contain undeclared sulfites. The agency and Uncle T Foods Ltd. of Richmond, British Columbia said the Dried Pachyrhizus, which was imported from China, was known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, but also might have been distributed nationally. Officials said consumption of the recalled dried sweet potatoes might cause a serious or life-threatening...

2009-08-11 13:47:21

British researchers found drinking beetroot juice made it possible to exercise up to 14 percent longer. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, suggested the nitrate in the juice may turn into nitric oxide in the body and reduce the oxygen cost of exercise. Researchers at the University of Exeter and Peninsula Medical School in England gave eight men -- ages 19-38 -- about 16 ounces of organic beetroot juice for six consecutive days before they completed a series of...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.