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2013-11-19 16:33:41

Virus-resistant hybrid features high yields, disease-resistant attributes The Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A&M University recently announced the release of 'CaroTex-312', a new high-yielding, orange-fruited, Habanero type, F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.). According to Kevin M. Crosby from Texas A&M University's Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, open-pollinated...

2013-11-12 23:28:33

Enter to win a trip for two to the beautiful island in the South Pacific. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Yonanas, the fun, easy kitchen appliance that turns frozen bananas and other frozen fruit into a healthy, delicious, frozen treat just like ice cream, has joined forces with Dole Fresh Fruit to host “Go Yonanas in Tahiti,” a month-long contest providing the chance of a lifetime to one lucky winner—to the South Seas paradise of French Polynesia. The sweepstakes winner...

2013-11-07 23:02:12

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Nuts and Seeds Market in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2017. London (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Synopsis "Nuts and Seeds Market in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2017", provides detailed, analytical and well-presented information on Nuts and Seeds consumption trends in Asia-Pacific. This incisive market research report from consumer trend experts Canadean presents historic and forecast consumption volumes and values,...

2013-11-01 23:01:17

M-Tech Software releases v. 2014 of QuickLog & QuickCross/Fence Boring Log and Cross Section Software. Full details available online at http://www.mtechsoftware.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Twenty-five years in the making, GeoGraphics, which includes QuickLog Borehole Logging Software, QuickCross/Fence, QuickGIS, and QuickSoil is a powerful software system for creating borehole logs, well logs, lithology logs and cross sections. These soil boring diagrams are...

2013-10-31 23:25:32

The global market for seed treatments was valued at $3.1 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $3.2 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $4.8 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Seed Treatment: Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for seed...

2013-10-31 23:01:29

In May of 2012, a photo of a stunning rainbow-hued ear of corn called “Glass Gem” became a global sensation online. Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In May of 2012, a photo of a stunning rainbow-hued ear of corn called “Glass Gem” became a global sensation online. Since then, the buzz around this remarkable heirloom has grown as gardeners begin to plant and harvest the variety themselves. Glass Gem is stewarded by the Tucson, Arizona-based seed conservation nonprofit...

2013-10-24 23:31:24

The newly redesigned Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 476 new abstracts on the biology of weeds. After its latest inclusion of these references the science website now provides 37.4 million references including 15.2 million abstracts in the biological, geographical and health sciences. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 476 references and abstracts on the biology of weeds. These references are included in 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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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