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Farmers Increasingly Plagued By 'Weedy' Strains Of Rice
2013-07-18 12:36:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past decade or so the de-domestication of rice has increasingly plagued farmer's fields, with "weedy" strains of the grain cutting agricultural yields by as much as 80 percent. Being domesticated thousands of years ago in both Africa and Asia, the de-domestication of rice also provided an interesting case study for two biologists at Washington University in St. Louis who recently published a genetic analysis of both types of...

2013-06-29 23:04:01

This report analyses the Modified starch market by raw material, applications, and geography. By geography, the report is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Modified Starch Market by Raw Materials, Applications & Geography - Global Forecasts to 2017”, published by MarketsandMarkets modified starch market will grow from estimated $12.76 billion in 2012. This value is expected...

2013-06-24 23:02:18

The Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing in Australia industry is set to grow through the next five years, due to increasing production and growth opportunities stemming from the increasing popularity of organic produce. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing industry in Australia has struggled with...

2013-06-16 23:01:59

Once largely ignored, palm oil waste has been successfully transformed into a number of eco-friendly products including paper, as Palm Republik looks to introduce sustainably produced palm paper into the U.S. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) June 16, 2013 Palm Republik´s recently launched Kickstarter campaign is designed to showcase a new range of eco-friendly stationery products made from sustainably produced palm paper. Derived from the waste generated by the production of palm oil,...

2013-06-11 23:27:08

Most men at work, especially if there´s an audience, will likely choose a donut over an apple. Market Fresh Fruit is participating in promoting better eating habits recognizing National Men´s Health Week now through Father´s Day. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Is it possible for more men to make better food choices at the office? According to Tom O´Connor, owner of Market Fresh Fruit in Seattle, Washington, it is. The old way of thinking that junk food is for...


Latest Tropical agriculture Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Prince Sago, Cycas taitungensis
2014-01-30 08:47:59

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and plant collectors. The species is native to southeastern Taiwan. C. taitungensis range throughout the third largest county, Taitung County. The C. taitungensis is a relatively medium sized plant. Its trunk is typically almost 14 inches in...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

King Sago, Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves are shiny and dark green in coloration. The C. revoluta species have trunks that measures...

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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