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2013-04-01 10:29:38

Researchers with the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics isolate first gene in an often-ignored grain While pearl millet is a major food staple in some of the fastest growing regions on Earth, relatively little is known about the drought-hardy grain. Recently, plant geneticists at the University of Georgia successfully isolated the gene that creates dwarfed varieties of pearl millet. It is the first time a gene controlling an important agronomic trait has been isolated in...

2013-03-03 23:03:42

Buy Moringa Tea launches their new website which promotes the overall health and wellness benefits derived from drinking Moringa Tea Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 BuyMoringaTea.net is a new website that introduces Moringa Tea to consumers. Moringa Tea is a powerful tea made of the Moringa Oleifera leaf that promotes overall health and wellness with no known side effects. The owners of the site have been researching various herbs and remedies for many years and when they came...

2013-03-02 23:03:53

Buy Red Palm Oil recently launched their new website which reveals the natural health benefits of red palm oil and provides recommended places to purchase the product Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 BuyRedPalmOil.net is a new website that reveals the health benefits of Red Palm Oil and directs consumers to the best place to purchase the natural ingredient that cooks everywhere are using to prepare healthy meals. The owners of the site have been fans of Red Palm Oil for many years...

2013-02-08 23:00:19

Andean Dream, The Only U.S. Company to be Invited to Participate Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, the United Nations will officially launch the 2013 International Year of Quinoa initiative. Andean Dream, LLC, manufacturers of gluten-free quinoa products, has been invited to participate because of its efforts in job creation in Bolivia and promotion of the global trade of quinoa. Quinoa, considered a Super Food by nutritionists and health...

2013-02-04 14:49:22

A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a "simple hypothesis" for making significant increases in yields for the maize plant. Called corn by most people in North America, modern variants of the Zea mays plant are among the indispensable food crops that feed billions of the planet's people. As global population soars beyond 6 billion and heads for an estimated 8 to 9 billion by mid-century, efforts to boost...


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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