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Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers. Seedless watermelons are more popular than seeded watermelons, making them a more profitable crop for farmers. But the flowers of seedless watermelon plants must be fertilized with pollen from the male flowers of seeded watermelon plants, because seedless plants do not produce genetically viable pollen. This is a...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

The Fruit Cultivation Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mikan (Satsuma) to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to a Citrus crop which produces fruits which much resemble mandarins but belong to a different species. (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Mikan...

2011-03-14 17:19:31

Mark Twain called it "the most delicious fruit known to man." But the cherimoya, or custard apple, and its close relations the sugar apple and soursop, also have lots of big, awkward seeds. Now new research by plant scientists in the United States and Spain could show how to make this and other fruits seedless. Going seedless could be a big step for the fruit, said Charles Gasser, professor of plant biology at UC Davis. "This could be the next banana -- it would make it a lot more popular,"...

2008-07-04 09:00:03

By BETSY BLANEY By Betsy Blaney The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra's - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks going all night long. Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in...

2008-07-04 00:00:02

By BETSY BLANEY LUBBOCK, Texas - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks all night long. Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation's top...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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