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2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-10 23:00:45

RiceLakeHealth.com focuses on scale products for medicine, health, and fitness. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Rice Lake announces the launch of a brand new website dedicated to the weighing needs of the medical, health, and fitness industries. Customers in these health-related fields have uniquely different needs than Rice Lake’s more traditional industrial customers, prompting the development of the new online platform. RiceLakeHealth.com showcases information and marketing materials...

2014-02-05 00:20:33

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On track to meet growth objectives -- Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates -- Integrated sales up 6 percent(1) -- underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent(1) -- EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower -- lower royalty income, non-recurring seeds costs -- Earnings per share(2) $19.30: 12 percent lower -- Proposed dividend increased by 5...

2014-02-03 23:23:53

The new “Benefits of Banana” article on the website Vkool.com uncovers positive effects of consuming bananas. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 The new “Benefits of Banana” article on the website Vkool.com reveals many advantages of consuming bananas. At the beginning of the article, the author indicates that bananas contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, vitamin C, B6, manganese, fiber, and carbohydrates. Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium,...

2014-01-21 20:20:39

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6c7c36/carbon_black) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the Worldwide Carbon Black (BC) Market - Forecast up to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6c7c36/carbon_black ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Carbon Black (BC) 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely...

2014-01-16 23:00:37

"In-Depth Research and Forecast of China Banana Powder Market, 2013-2017" is the new market research report added to the online library of MarketReportsChina.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 The trading volume of world banana powder is about 100 thousand tons, 60% of banana powder is produced in India. And the products are banana powders which contain dextrin and starch of 20%-40%. According to a survey, currently there are only around ten large-scale banana powder...

2014-01-13 08:24:12

MORE THAN 230 TIMES THE WEIGHT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As sports fans around the country gather to watch the first cold weather Big Game played outdoors at MetLife Stadium, they will more than likely enjoy a Big Game food spread that includes avocados. This year, Americans are predicted to consume nearly 32 percent more avocados than they did last year, which equates to nearly 104 million pounds or approximately 208 million avocados consumed...

2014-01-08 16:26:59

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l9kr5g/aqua_feed_market) has announced the addition of the "Global Aqua Feed Market Report 2013 - Trends & Forecasts To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l9kr5g/aqua_feed_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Fish require energy and essential nutrients for body-maintenance, movement,...

2014-01-07 08:33:03

Florida Department of Citrus and Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira join forces; help Americans explore taste adventures in their own kitchens with zesty grapefruit-infused recipes BARTOW, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with insights from a savvy celebrity chef, a home kitchen is the perfect place for a new taste adventure - especially for people seeking new culinary experiences as they approach retirement or adjust to a household without children....

DNA Barcodes Help Identify Palms
2013-12-30 13:01:17

Pensoft Publishers Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications. While the use of morphological features is often uncertain, and can lead to misidentification, species identification based on the composition of short DNA sequences -the so-called "DNA barcodes"- has proven to be the safest way to reach this goal, both in animals and in many groups of plants. Palms belonging to the genus Phoenix, including the...


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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