All posts tagged "Botany"

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    Bipartisan CITRUS Act to save threatened industry

    Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, announced Thursday that he has introduced the bipartisan CITRUS Act, a bill developed with grower input that will help expedite the delivery of the economic assistance needed in the short-term to save the U.S. domestic citrus industry. Joined by Rep. David Valadao, R-California, and Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas,...

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    The wonderful story of Rudolph Hass and its avocado

     In 1925, Rudolph Hass (rhymes with pass) was 33 years old and earning 25 cents an hour...

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    AgroPress records 48% growth in social media performance for the Fruit World and The Clipper in just 28 days

    The Fruit World is one of the oldest magazines in the global perishable business. Only last year online...

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    A bee on wheels to tackle the pollination problem

    Researchers from the Warsaw University of Technology have been working on an automated pollination system for 4 years now. First a mobile version with wheels, and now the flying B-Droid has been garnering considerable interest not only in Poland. That’s hardly surprising, as our scientists have developed software for devices that can...

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    Purdue scientists are optimistic about this year’s blueberry and apple crop

    The expected return of cooler temperatures will be a good thing for fruit crops and home gardeners. State climatologists at Purdue University do not believe recent warm weather is threat to the state’s fruit crop, but cooler temperatures will silence concerns that plants might be emerging too soon. Fruit trees go dormant in...

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    Mexico becomes third largest producer of asparagus

    The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) said that Mexico was the third biggest producer of asparagus in the world and that the country had tripled its crops over the past 10 years, thanks to Mexico’s agricultural power. Through a press release, the federal agency stated that the...

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    Production of seedless fruits an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows

    The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could...

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    Israeli scientists discover method to make fruit more heat resistant

    August 2016 was the hottest month, not only the hottest August, since Man invented the thermometer, according...

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    Rio Grande Valley citrus growers vote to control pests

    EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley citrus growers will vote this month on whether to pool their resources to battle invasive pests and diseases. Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Hidalgo County, said growers will vote on setting up a management zone, approving a maximum assessment rate and electing...

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    Central Citrus Research Institute releases pummelo and grapefruit variety

    NAGPUR: Central Citrus Research Institute (CCRI) released one variety each of exotic fruits pummelo and flame grapefruit on Friday. The institute had brought the two fruits from California, USA 15 years ago and made disease-free using shoot-tip grafting technique. Sustaining the extreme Central India climate, the two fruits are being introduced after...

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