Agri Issues

Beets

 Beta vulgaris: VARIETIES (round beets require 60-70 days and cylindrical beets 70-80 days depending on planting date, sizes desired and season). Processing Beets Processor specifies; varieties used are: Detroit Short Top and other strains such as Ruby Ball and Scarlet Supreme. Hybrid: Red Ace F1 (Cercospora tolerant). Note: Hybrid beets have the advantage of greater …

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Azafran

           1.- Origen y significación del azafrán. El azafrán constituido por los estigmas unidos o no al estilo de la flor del Crocus sativus Lin. Constituye la especia cuyo mercado mundial ha sido y es liderada por España no sólo a nivel de producción sino también a nivel de exportación. Aún siendo desconocido el origen …

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Caper

Overview: The caper shrub has long branches that sprawl over the ground, trail down walls or slopes, or arch gracefully to form 3- to 5-foot mounds up to 10 feet across. Nearly round 2-inch leaves are dark green and fleshy. Most fall in winter, when the shrub is dormant. Temperatures in the mid-teens will not …

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Fear Mongering

From 2014 THEIR NAMES HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT TO PROTECT THE GUILTY… Dear ………, Experts agree a global food crisis has begun – here’s what to do about it: The US is the number one supplier of corn – without which we lose the ability to raise the massive quantities of livestock needed to feed …

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Harvesting Asparagus

Asparagus cannot be harvested during the year of crown planting because it must be allowed to grow and develop a strong storage root system. Using vigorous varieties, high-quality crowns, good management, and having a long growing season to permit maximum fern growth, it is possible to harvest for 2 to 4 weeks the first year …

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Kabocha

Kabocha (katakana: カボチャ) is a Japanese variety of winter squash. The word kabocha has come to mean a general type of winter squash to many English-speaking growers and buyers. In some cultures it is revered as an aphrodisiac. Kabocha is commonly called Japanese pumpkin, especially in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, and is also …

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Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia,  L.  x intermedia Market: Lavender is 9,000 Ha worldwide. Market Products: Fresh flower, dried flower, potted plants, and oil {1.3% volatile oil or higher with good color is desired} Growing Culture: Exposure–full sun, Soil–light, well drained, deep, not too rich, pH 6.5–7.5 Only English types are available in seed form. Direct seeding not …

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