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2012-04-06 05:24:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to a new study, eating cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, improved the survival ratings of Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer. Sarah J. Nechuta, M.P.H., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn, and her colleagues investigated the role of cruciferous vegetables in breast cancer survival in the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, a prospective study of 4,886 Chinese...

2012-03-05 06:30:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW) today announced that it has secured approximately 360 additional acres for production of S&W's proprietary alfalfa seed varieties. The additional acreage, which will be harvested in calendar 2012, is comprised from contract growers. Today's announcement brings the total secured acres to over 4,664, representing an approximate 95% increase from the 2,400 acres harvested in Fall 2011. To date, of the...

2012-02-15 07:00:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW), a leader in the development of non-dormant alfalfa seed varieties, today announced that it has developed its initial "dormant" alfalfa seed variety. The seed variety, designed to succeed in high altitude and cooler climates, has been certified by the California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA). The newly-certified variety, SW4328, marks the company's first, proprietary variety specifically...

2012-01-23 21:49:29

New University of Illinois sweet corn research shows that higher yield and profitability are possible with greater plant populations of certain hybrids. Although it's a common practice to study plant populations in field corn, U of I associate professor of crop sciences and USDA-ARS ecologist Marty Williams, said almost no research exists for determining the number of plants needed to optimize yield in processing sweet corn, which accounts for most of the U.S. sweet corn acreage. "The...

2012-01-11 10:00:00

The International Sprout Growers Association recommends adding sprouts to salads, soups, sandwiches and stir-fry dishes is a great way to add proteins, nutrients and anti-oxidant properties while bringing new flavors and textures to everyday foods. Warwick, RI (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 New Year´s resolutions abound, many are old standbys like losing weight and eating better, but few people know how a simple addition to their diets can go a long way to a healthier 2012 and beyond...

2011-11-22 07:00:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced that it has leased 1,500 acres of Madera County farmland. The 1,500 Madera acres are in addition to 800 acres of leased farmland in Kern County, announced by the company in April 2011. The Madera and Kern locations will both be used primarily for growing S&W's proprietary alfalfa seed for harvesting in calendar 2012. Since its founding in 1982, S&W has relied almost exclusively...

2011-11-13 08:00:00

The Vegetable Cultivation Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 248 resources to its Cabbage category. Olericulture is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to traditional temperate and oftentimes indigenous, tropical vegetable crops. (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 The Vegetable Cultivation Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 248 resources to its Cabbage category....

2011-11-06 08:00:00

The Horticulture Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 273 resources to its Brussels Sprout category. Brussels sprout are the small leafy green heads developing from the nodes of a long, thick stalk of this wild cabbage cultivar. (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. Within this scientific discipline the site focuses on traditional temperate and oftentimes...

2011-10-11 17:53:53

A University of Illinois study that uses new technology to assess and compare the safety of radish, broccoli, and alfalfa sprouts concludes that the secret to keeping sprouts free of foodborne pathogens lies in industry's intense attention to cleanliness of seeds. "Once seeds have germinated, it's too late. Sprouts are extremely complex structures with a forest-like root system that conceals microorganisms. Just a few E. coli cells can grow to a substantial population during germination...

2011-10-01 07:00:00

Olericulture is the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. The niche science magazine Olericulture.org releases news related to the scientific and commercial aspects of the cultivation and production of vegetables. (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 The Olericulture Magazine is divided into two major parts, i.e., vegetable crops and olericulture research. The Vegetable Crops category comprises traditional major crops plus minor vegetables including herbs, mushrooms and a wide...