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2012-04-04 20:33:57

Impact of climate change on China explored in new plant science virtual issue New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature. The research, published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that while maize is sensitive to warming increases in temperature from 1980 onwards correlated with both higher and lower yields of rice and wheat. The study was carried by Dr. Tianyi Zhang,...

2012-04-04 20:26:42

Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas. Unlike the conventional drought-resistant sorghum plant, which is an important crop in e.g. Africa, China and the USA, this new type does not form toxic cyanide when exposed to long-term drought. Consequently, farmers in drought areas will no longer need to discard their sorghum crops in...

2012-04-04 10:26:09

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCIETY Charlotte is a free monthly magazine celebrating Charlotte's philanthropies and the people who support them. The magazine will be published by Tribute Communications, which is owned by Paige Roselle and Craig Moon, retired Publisher of USA Today. The goal of the monthly magazine is to publish exciting and informative news and photos about Charlotte's philanthropic events. "Charlotte is such an impressive city and a large part of that...

2012-03-26 02:21:14

SHOUGUANG, China, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN; "Borun" or the "Company"), a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China, today announced that it has completed the pre-purchase of sufficient corn at locked-in prices to cover its production requirements during the coming non-harvest season. During the recent harvest season, the Company reserved sufficient corn to be used for later production in the...

2012-03-20 06:29:50

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life(TM), announced the introduction of over 40 new grocery products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050324/NYTH131 ) "Again, this year we saw a record number of attendees at the Natural Products Expo West evidencing the growth momentum in the...

2012-03-06 19:04:00

USDA Agency awarded at California Rice Commission Reception SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were on hand today to receive the California Rice Commission's Circle of Life Award for their pioneering work to help improve wildlife habitat in the state's rice fields. The Circle of Life Award recognizes people and organizations that provide outstanding assistance...

2012-03-02 13:00:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Health Plans today released its 2011 Comparative Price Report detailing its annual survey of medical costs per unit. Designed to showcase the variation in healthcare costs around the world, the report examines the costs of medical procedures, tests, scans and treatments in nine countries. The survey data showed that average United States prices for procedures were once again the highest of those surveyed for...

2012-03-01 13:00:00

Local Testing and Research Matches the Right Technologies and Traits with Grower Needs DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 DuPont significantly increased its new corn product offerings compared to last year with the release of 154 new Pioneer® brand hybrids and integrated refuge products, featuring 36 new genetic families, to better serve growers across North America for the 2012 planting season. “Our dedication to market-based innovations continues to maximize grower...

2012-03-02 02:50:00

The Coconut Water Craze has hit Hollywood full-force. With powerful investors like Madonna, Demi Moore and others investing millions in this product, what's the secret behind the product? Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com has answers. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 As the Academy Awards post-Oscar parties kicked off last Sunday evening, many of Hollywood´s silver screen stars prepared for a night of partying with a dose of Coconut Water. It´s the health-crazed...

2012-02-28 14:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) today announced they have expanded their long-standing research collaboration to increase research scale on improving the overall productivity of wheat, as well as other crops. The expanded program brings a new focus on advanced cereal breeding through molecular markers, discovery research for agronomic traits and hybrid seed production in...


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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