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VIR Gene Gives Reliable Visual Cue For Oil Palm Fruit Ripeness
2014-06-30 03:00:37

Canale Communications A genetic discovery by a team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), aided by scientists from Orion Genomics, paves the way for increased production of palm oil, which accounts for 45 percent of the world's edible oil, while also helping to conserve sensitive wild habitats at risk of being turned into agricultural land. In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists identified the VIR gene as responsible for fruit...

2014-06-16 23:08:25

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the Global and China Organic Rice market. The report provides basic Organic Rice information, including Organic Rice definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure as well as...

2014-06-09 08:29:46

Winners Celebrated as the Influencers Shaping the Natural Products Market BOULDER, Colo., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group today unveiled the NEXTY Popular Vote award winners. More than 100 brands from across the Foods & Beverages, Supplements and Ingredients, and Beauty and Natural Living industries are being celebrated as the products shaping a healthy future for natural products. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140605/94857 To view...

Genomes Of 3,000 Rice Strains Published On World Hunger Day
2014-05-28 12:49:01

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online When we Americans think of hunger, chances are that we picture a famished child from one third world nation or another. And to be honest, most Americans perhaps never really think of hunger in the first place. So it might be surprising to learn that some 50 million Americans suffer from lack of food and proper nourishment and suffer from hunger on a daily basis. To put that in perspective, that is one person for every six that live in...

2014-05-28 08:23:16

- Company's sorghum hybrids show resilience to dry conditions THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, today announced that its sorghum hybrids appear to have rebounded from dry conditions in Brazil earlier in the season. Harvests are nearing completion and the company expects to announce final results by July. Ceres is pursuing two market opportunities in Brazil for its sorghum seed...

2014-05-27 23:12:35

New Performance Sports Training Center Opening in South Florida on June 2nd Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is pleased to announce the opening of a new performance sports training center in South Florida at 4811 Lyons Technology Parkway in Coconut Creek. "Athletic Republic is excited about returning to the market after Athletic Republic affiliate, FAST, elected to leave the market 6 years ago," stated...

2014-05-27 12:28:28

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affected by prolonged rainfall, weed resistance issues, and higher manufacturing costs the U.S. crop protection industry remained strong in 2013, posting an 8.2% increase over the previous year. Net manufacturers' sales within the crop protection industry total $9.2 billion, according to the recently published Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry by worldwide consulting...

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:...


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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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