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2014-01-13 08:24:12

MORE THAN 230 TIMES THE WEIGHT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IRVINE, Calif., Jan.

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

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.,

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

Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.


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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