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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...

2013-12-23 23:03:01

With an ever-expanding retail distribution, Dead Sea Moringa will now be available to consumers globally. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Dead Sea Moringa—an exclusive nutritional supplement that is cultivated in Israel and contains many unique and enriched properties when compared to any other Moringa product available—is now globally expanding its retail distribution. Moringa is considered by many as the most nutrient-rich plant food source found on earth. It naturally...

2013-12-20 23:02:20

Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win Eight National Titles in 2013 Contest Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 DuPont congratulates David Hula of Charles City, Va., for breaking the corn yield world record with Pioneer® brand hybrid P2088YHR in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Winning the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, David Hula produced an entry of 454.98 bushels per acre, the highest mark ever recorded...

Corn Pest Decline Could Save Farmers Money
2013-12-19 12:41:36

Penn State Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest , have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an expensive, yet effective, solution that has been widely adopted by farmers -- may now be unnecessary in some areas. "ECB, which was introduced to North America from Europe in the 1900s, used to be the most important pest of...

2013-12-18 23:23:41

Banana Growth Heading North for the Next 50 Years NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Research scientists at Florida International University say that climate change during the next 50 years will result in opportunities for Latin America's banana crop to expand northward to plantations with more favorable growing conditions. The study was published in the current edition of the science journal Ecological Economics. Brian Machovina and Kenneth J. Feeley, authors of the study, examined...

Bananas In Peril Due To Bugs And Fungal Infections
2013-12-18 04:55:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An infestation of insects and the spread of a banana-eating fungus are seriously threatening the global supply of the popular fruit, according to media reports published earlier this week. One of the world’s largest suppliers of bananas, Costa Rica, has declared a state of “national emergency” after reporting that as much as one-fifth of the nation’s entire 2013 crop might have been destroyed by bugs, William Turvill of...


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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