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Vegetable greenhouses in China making farmers rich

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Farmers of Yaha, in Kuche County of Xinjiang Province, grow rich by growing various vegetables in greenhouses, under the guidance of the town agricultural technology station. With help from the town government, the village started greenhouse vegetable cultivation back in early 2004. Each year the government provided free technical guidance. ...

13 Smart watering tips for your Rose plants

, posted in Flora
By Saif Malik As mentioned earlier in my article “Rosarian tips for Rose Production”, Rose plants are a must for every garden almost. Like others, Rose plants are living things with basic needs especially the adequate or proper watering. Even I would call it smart watering in context of growing ...

Pakistan: Mango output has potential to cross 1.8 million tonnes this year

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Mango output this year may cross 1.8 million tonnes after remaining below this mark for last two years, growers and officials of provincial agriculture departments say. Officials of the Pakistani Trade Development Authority project that exports should rise to 160,000 tonnes, from 140,000 tonnes last year. Their optimism springs up ...

Poppy and marijuana crops to be replaced by potato and fruits in Guatemala

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In Guatemala, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA), invested 30 million quetzals (3.8 dollars) to help growers in areas where poppy and marijuana cultivation are most prolific to replace them with potatoes and fruit trees. Poppy plants are the source of raw opium, from which drugs like heroin and ...

Is the lime an endangered species? New York Times asks.

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Americans are used to the elusiveness of certain scarce and seasonal gastronomical treasures like black truffles that are priced and meted out accordingly. But no one could have predicted the strange twist that threatens to turn guacamole, Key lime pie and margaritas into rare delicacies. A sudden and unprecedented shortage ...

Vegetable production increases by 20% in China (Dulan)

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Vegetable production has increased by 20% in China with the help of government support and advances in technology. Residents of Dulan County can now produce their own organic and pesticide-free vegetables. With originally only being able to produce 20% of the country’s vegetable needs, their production has gone up to 40%. ...

Pakistan: CM Punjab takes aerial view of erosion affected areas in Muzaffargarh district

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During a visit of Muzaffargarh district for inaugural ceremony of Turk colony and Tayyip Erdogan modern hospital on Sunday, CM Punjab Mr. Shahbaz Sharif took aerial view of erosion affected areas in the district.  He also announced Rs 440 million for making of spurs to save people's properties from erosion. The ...

Trees may be used to develop hi-tech energy storage devices

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Scientists at Oregon State University are successful to discover a simple process by which cellulose of the trees can be used to develop hi-tech energy storage devices like supercapacitors. Energy storage is one of the big limitations for effective use of electronic gadgets, automobiles and other technologies. Supercapacitors are the ...

Eating foods rich in vitamin C (i.e. Citrus fruits) may reduce stroke risk

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A recent study done by researchers from Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, has shown that eating foods rich in vitamin C may reduce your risk for hemorrhagic stroke. In this study, 65 people who had intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke were compared to 65 healthy people. All these people were tested for ...

New technology introduced for growing vegetables in Ghana

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A new technology has been introduced for growing vegetables in Ghana by Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC) of the University of Ghana, Stevicksen Ventures Ltd (SVL) and Eisenberg-Agri (Beijing) Ltd jointly. This technology is based on an Enviro Dome Greenhouse System in Ghana as a catalyst for all ...
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