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2013-07-03 20:20:24

King Citrus Friendly Lion Mascot Makes Debut PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In time to celebrate America's birthday, citrus from South Africa is arriving. The first refrigerated vessel, Nagato Reefer, docks today at Philadelphia's Holt Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ. Onboard are +/- 245,000 cartons of Clementines, and Navel and Cara Cara oranges. Some early season citrus, including Star Ruby grapefruit arrived in June in containers. (Photo:...

2013-06-29 23:04:01

This report analyses the Modified starch market by raw material, applications, and geography. By geography, the report is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Modified Starch Market by Raw Materials, Applications & Geography - Global Forecasts to 2017”, published by MarketsandMarkets modified starch market will grow from estimated $12.76 billion in 2012. This value is expected...

2013-06-24 23:02:18

The Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing in Australia industry is set to grow through the next five years, due to increasing production and growth opportunities stemming from the increasing popularity of organic produce. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing industry in Australia has struggled with...

2013-06-17 08:26:57

New Website Kicks off the First Day of Summer as One-Stop Resource for Dining and Entertaining LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Citrus celebrates the first day of summer with their refreshing lemons and limes as well as the launch of a new website, www.dailysqueeze.com. Daily Squeeze will feature new content daily, including ideas and inspirations on how to incorporate the sunny citrus into summer grilling, entertaining and more. (Photo:...

2013-06-16 23:01:59

Once largely ignored, palm oil waste has been successfully transformed into a number of eco-friendly products including paper, as Palm Republik looks to introduce sustainably produced palm paper into the U.S. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) June 16, 2013 Palm Republik´s recently launched Kickstarter campaign is designed to showcase a new range of eco-friendly stationery products made from sustainably produced palm paper. Derived from the waste generated by the production of palm oil,...

2013-06-11 23:27:08

Most men at work, especially if there´s an audience, will likely choose a donut over an apple. Market Fresh Fruit is participating in promoting better eating habits recognizing National Men´s Health Week now through Father´s Day. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Is it possible for more men to make better food choices at the office? According to Tom O´Connor, owner of Market Fresh Fruit in Seattle, Washington, it is. The old way of thinking that junk food is for...

2013-06-10 12:29:39

PSA with Maria Menounos shares strategies for feeling your best FALLSTON, Md., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Host of EXTRA, producer, actress and New York Times best-selling author Maria Menounos has partnered with the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) on a public service announcement (PSA) reminding viewers that self-esteem comes from making good decisions - like eating right. MHAIA's goal with the PSA is to help the public focus on engaging in positive behaviors...

Agricultural Fires In Africa
2013-06-03 18:02:07

NASA The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA´s Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn in grass or cropland, which is brownish in this image. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land. Farmers often use fire to return nutrients to the soil and to clear the ground of unwanted plants...

2013-05-31 16:22:35

NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While coconut water was once the preserve of exotic holidays, according to new research from Mintel, coconut water has been the surprise toast of the beverage industry in recent years. Indeed, the number of product introductions more than quintupled (+540%) in the past five years and products containing it have been taking off on an international scale. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/CG58099LOGO) New product launches are dominated...

2013-05-29 23:18:44

Moringa Source's Natura Veda skin care line features seven comprehensive products that refresh, repair, rejuvenate to help skin look younger, naturally. Newtown, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Moringa Source today announced the launch of Natura Veda, an innovative and all-natural skin care system made with, and inspired by, Moringa. Hailed by Vogue as the “It-Ingredient” of May 2013, Moringa is the most nutrient-dense plant yet discovered. The Natura Veda skin care line offers...


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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