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2014-05-13 23:10:47

Herbal Papaya launches new Papaya Superfruit Wellness drink, extends their supplements line to include papaya leaf weight loss support and blood support supplements and launches Herbalist Help Desk Phone Line. Wylie, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Herbal Papaya announced today that it is launching a new highly delicious Papaya Super Fruit wellness drink based in response to customer demands. It is also extending its line of USDA organic teas to include a Papaya Leaf and Seed Detox Tea, and...

2014-05-09 12:15:40

University of Virginia A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world – and the differences seem to have come about because southern China has grown rice for thousands of years, whereas the north has grown wheat. "It's easy to think of China as a single culture, but we found that China has very distinct...

2014-05-08 23:14:11

“Health And Beauty Benefits Of Banana Consumption,” a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers some benefits of bananas on health and nutrition. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 “Health And Beauty Benefits Of Banana Consumption,” a new report created by Ashil on the site Vkool.com shows health and beauty benefits of bananas, and detailed instructions on how to use them properly. In the first part of this report, people will discover some reasons to love bananas such as:...

2014-05-08 23:01:40

The journal Weed Science presents research on the impact a single herbicide-resistant weed can have on crop production. The results of this study showed the need for a zero tolerance threshold in the management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The impact of a single herbicide-resistant weed can be far-reaching. In test fields, the seeds of one mature glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth plant were released. In the third year of crop production...

2014-05-05 23:09:57

“Health and Beauty Benefits of Lemon Juice, Oil and Peel,” a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers health and beauty benefits of lemon juice, oil and peel. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 “Health and Beauty Benefits of Lemon Juice, Oil and Peel,” a new report created by Shaggy Rehtlew on the site Vkool.com shows health and nutrition benefits of lemon juice, oil and peel, and detailed instructions on how to use them properly. In the first part of this report, people will...

2014-05-05 08:27:54

- Provides year-round field evaluation capabilities THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, is expanding its current research activities in Mexico. The company's northern hemisphere plant breeding sites complement its product development activities in Brazil, where the company is commercializing sweet and high-biomass sorghum hybrids for use in renewable fuel and electricity production. In...

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

By Laura Seaman, Stanford University Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford research. The study, which appears in the journal Science, was led by Stanford's David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. "The Corn Belt is phenomenally productive," Lobell said, referring to the region of...

2014-04-28 08:32:28

MIAMI, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number one cause of dry, damaged skin in mature adults is a decrease in ceramides production, which undermines the most important functions of the body's largest organ. All-natural health product manufacturer Aveya Beauty (http://aveyabeauty.com/) has engineered a safe and powerfully effective solution to this seemingly impossible problem: Phytoceramides Made From Sweet Potatoes, a new oral supplement that's captured the imagination of health-...

2014-04-24 23:06:20

Efforts Designed to Help Increase Sorghum Yield and Plant Durability Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 DuPont Pioneer and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program today announced a collaboration to advance genetic tools and opportunities for grain sorghum, which was planted on just over 8 million acres in the United States in 2013. Under a three-year collaboration agreement, the Sorghum Checkoff will leverage the world-class seed technology program at Pioneer for a total investment of...

2014-04-22 23:04:54

Drought Advancements Like These are Critically Important as Drought Remains the Leading Cause of Crop Yield Loss Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 DuPont Pioneer announced its scientists have made a significant advancement in developing corn plants that successfully withstand drought stress. In an upcoming edition of the scientific publication, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Pioneer scientists reveal a new finding that higher yielding corn plants succeed under drought conditions when...


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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