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2013-09-26 23:32:05

Fourteen years ago, after discovering that he could go into many nurseries and they would sell him a fruit tree that will never bear fruit, Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm decided to do something about it. He started teaching classes in his living room on the ins and outs of growing fruit trees in the desert. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The mystery was there. Why could someone go into a plant nursery and purchase a fruit tree, expecting that it would be one that actually...

2013-09-26 16:28:47

Cargill funding and new systems allow corn to reach 20 distribution points across U.S. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunger-Free Minnesota (www.hungerfreemn.org) announced today it plans to capture up to 1 million pounds of newly harvested surplus sweet corn to be delivered fresh to hungry Minnesotans and low-income families in up to 20 other locations across the U.S. The largest single rescue of agricultural surplus to date is the result of Hunger-Free Minnesota funding...

2013-09-24 13:24:40

Although sorghum lines underwent adaptation to be grown in temperate climates decades ago, a University of Illinois researcher said he and his team have completed the first comprehensive genomic analysis of the molecular changes behind that adaptation. Patrick Brown, an assistant professor in plant breeding and genetics, said having a complete characterization of the locations (loci) affecting specific traits will speed up the adaptation of sorghum and other related grasses to new...

2013-09-19 15:23:39

Loma Linda University research explores the effects of avocado intake on satiety, glucose and insulin levels in healthy overweight adults New research findings on avocado consumption, presented as two posters at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition, in Granada, Spain suggest that although calorie consumption at dinner was unchanged, inclusion or addition of fresh Hass Avocado to a meal may help to reduce hunger and the desire to eat in overweight adults. Results also showed...

2013-09-18 23:29:43

Guide To Cooking Quinoa designed by Ken Jones is a newly updated cooking program that provides people with a lot of easy quinoa recipes, and detailed instructions on how to cook these recipes professionally. A complete overview about Guide To Cooking Quinoa on the website Vkoolelite indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Guide To Cooking Quinoa designed by K. Jones is a newly updated cooking program that introduces to people a lot of easy quinoa...

2013-09-17 23:00:24

ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. ArborSystems provides a variety of tree injection systems and insecticides, fungicides, micronutrients and tree growth regulators designed to meet a broad range of tree care needs. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. "The tip...

2013-09-14 23:03:16

Complete Guide To Cooking Quinoa created by Ken Jones is a new cookbook that teaches people how to cook quinoa professionally. A full overview about this cookbook on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 Complete Guide To Cooking Quinoa created by Ken Jones is a new cookbook that reveals to people some simple tips to take control of their health. After Ken Jones launched this book, a lot of customers have used it for discovering the...

2013-09-11 00:21:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: RICE MONTHProfile America -- Wednesday, September 11th. To highlight its importance, both as a crop and as part of the changing U.S. diet, this is National Rice Month. Globally, rice is the world's most important cereal grain. Reflecting both our increasing...

2013-09-10 08:24:45

Global Market for Rice to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Over 70 Countries research report is now available through RnRMarketResearch.com. DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This comprehensive global rice industry publication enables readers the critical perspectives to be able to evaluate the world market for rice. The publication provides the market size, growth and forecasts at the global level as well as in different countries around the world. The market data...

2013-08-22 23:19:10

Oilseed Market & Grain Seed Market report touches on various important aspects of the market which includes SWOT analysis, Porter’s analysis, the competitive landscape, a price analysis and the patent analysis. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 The Oilseed Market and Grain Seed Market will grow from $33,302.1 million in 2012 to $64,113.0 million by 2018, with a CAGR of 12.0% from 2013 to 2018 as per the new report from MarketsandMarkets. North America led the global market, followed by...


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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