Fruits and Vegetables

Effect of climate change on kidney beans, bean sprouts and green beans

By | Agriculture, Climate change, Fruits and Vegetables, News

The researchers have evaluated the impact of the effects of climate change on vital parameters of bean varieties, such as their morphology, reproduction, production, and phenology. Thus, they have detected some very sensitive types to variations in their conditions of origin. These others perform better with the increase in temperature, and others are highly resilient to any change.

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Clarifying hormonal interactions during parthenocarpic fruit formation in horticultural crops

By | Agriculture, Fruits and Vegetables, News, Plant Science

Plant hormones are well known for their important roles in plant development, including fruit development, and many researchers have devoted significant effort towards understanding the relationship between plant hormones and parthenogenesis. What are the latest research advances in hormones and parthenogenesis? What are the molecular mechanisms that underlie parthenocarpic fruit formation, specifically the role of plant hormones? Until recently, a current summary of this information was lacking.

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Artificial intelligence application for detecting diseases and pests in horticultural crops 

By | Agriculture, Fruits and Vegetables, News, Plant Health, Plant Science

Doctor X Nabat is the name of an application for the early detection of diseases and pests in horticultural crops, developed by an international team (Spain, Dubai, Egypt, Tunis, United Arab Emirates). This tool, aimed at farmers and agriculture experts, is available for devices with Android systems and computers. The tool has been tested in tomato, pepper and cucumber crops.

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How Plants Make Aerial Roots

By | Agriculture, Fruits and Vegetables, News

Roots are normally associated with things that live underground, in the damp and the dark. Think of turnips, radishes and yams. However, many plants make their roots above ground.  Ivy uses its roots to climb on buildings and the mighty ficus tree uses them to support their large branches.  What makes plants form roots in the “wrong place,” so to speak? That would be like us humans sprouting legs from our shoulders.

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Study finds that heavy metal-contaminated leafy greens turn purple

By | Agriculture, Fruits and Vegetables, News

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple — although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging (different than purple varieties of some vegetables). Researchers discovered this color change in kale and basil stressed by cadmium, a heavy metal toxic to human and animal health.

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