Understanding Corn Production

How often do consumers eat corn? People may think they only eat corn in the form of corn on the cob at picnics, barbecues, summer dinners and Fourth of July parties. However, Americans eat an estimated 700 kg of corn every year. Corn is in many things from a steak at a fancy restaurant to … Read more

Medicinal uses of Pithecellobium dulce and its health benefits

ABSTRACT Phytochemical screening of plants has revealed the presence of diverse chemicals together consisting alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, glycosides, saponins. Several plants extracts and phytochemicals show antioxidant free radical scavenging properties. Secondary metabolites of plants function as unconscious process against predation by several microorganisms, insects and herbivores. Plant merchandise is a part of phytomedicines since … Read more

Comparative Artwork Visual Analysis: My World And Yours By Irving Norman And The Garden Of Earthly Delights By Hieronymous Bosch

Large pieces of artwork are difficult to create. They can take years to make and properly assemble a meaning within. One of these large works My World and Yours (1954), by Irving Norman is an oil on canvas which represents a utopian view on the creation of the human race. It was made soon after … Read more

History of mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica was first identified in Brazil. It is a perennial shrub which is now considered a pantropical invasive weed. Many plant species show two types of movements of the anatomical parts. Nyctinastic movements also known as sleeping movements, occur in response to changes in visible light. Seismonastic movements occur in response to other stimuli … Read more

Baobab Tree – The Tree of Life

Baobab bonsai are one of the world’s most fascinating bonsai. Baobab trees grow in Africa, and are one of the world’s most unusual looking trees. There are many legends revolving around the Baobab tree, among one of the most common being that the tree was cast down from heaven and grew upside down, as the … Read more

The Abiotic and Biotic processes

Photosynthesis, the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. During photosynthesis in green plants, light energy is captured and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds. It would be impossible to overestimate the importance of photosynthesis in the maintenance of … Read more

Coco Peat – Best Organic Growing Medium

Coconut tree which grows in the tropical region, its fruit coconut is being used for many years for different purposes, such as eating the soft coconut fruit from inside, drinking its water, which is the remedy for many diseases, coconut oil is extracted from it and also the coconut milk which is used in cooking. … Read more

Types, Growth Cycle, Commercial Value And Market Demand Of Orchid

Orchidaceae is one of the largest families in flowering plants consists of 899 genera and 28484 species. Orchids show several forms of growth such as terrestrial, epiphytic and some are lithophytes. About 70% of orchids in the world are epiphytic. Majority of the temperate orchids are terrestrial while tropical orchids are epiphytic or lithophytic. Epiphytic … Read more

Pesticides use in agriculture

Pesticides constitute a heterogeneous category of chemicals specifically designed for preventing; destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.1 the broad term of pesticides includes both herbicides and insecticides. Pesticide describes hundreds of synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals designed or naturally produced to deter insects and other agricultural pests, including weeds. Numerous groups of pesticides can be … Read more

Flowering plants (angiosperms)

Flowering plants (angiosperms) have ovules and seeds completely enclosed within carpels. The term angiosperms is derived from two Greek words angeion, meaning “vessel”, and sperma, meaning “seed”. The vessel is the carpels that become ovaries that become fruits. There is one phylum of flowering plants (Magnoliophyta) and it is divided into two classes which are … Read more

The Effect of Eucalyptus Oil on Pests and Weeds

Outline of research: Over a time period of three months an experiment will be carried out to investigate the effects of Eucalyptus oil on weeds and possibly pests. An area with plants affected by pests and weeds will be found by looking for damage to plants affecting their growth. Then drops of Eucalyptus oils will … Read more

Plant innate immunity

Plants are infected by a huge number of pathogens of which only a few succeed in causing disease. The attack by others is responded by a sophisticated immune system possessed by the plants. Entry of phytopathogen is a vital step in causing disease. Especially in viral infection, entry is possibly through physical injuries induced either … Read more

Essential Oils From Leaves And Bulbs Of Crinum Jagus

Essential oils from leaves and bulbs of Crinum jagus (Th.) D. (Fresh and air dried): Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry analysis, cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activitiesChemical composition and brine shrimp lethality of essential oils from different parts of Crinum jagus (Thompson) Dandy: Comparison between fresh and air-dried of leaves and bulbs. A comparative study of essential … Read more

Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System

Abstract Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System is a software and hardware both application designed by considering basic needs that are required in digital agriculture system. This system can automatically irrigates, fertilized, pest control which reduces cost, labor, save energy and environment. It also can be able to communicate with users via wireless communications and also … Read more

Paddy Cultivation

Paddy is a type of grass which belong to cereals families such as corn and wheat. Cultivated paddy is considered as a semiaquatic annual grass. Plant height is ranging from 0.4 m to more than 5 min some floating rice according to variety and environmental condition. According to variety and environmental condition also differ in … Read more

Transpiration or the Loss of Water Vapor

Transpiration, or the loss of water vapor from the leaves and stems of plants, is a process that assists in evaporative cooling, gas exchange, and the absorption and distribution of minerals and water throughout the plant. The process is fundamental to photosynthesis because it supplies a plant with the water needed to synthesis glucose. Glucose … Read more

Health Benefits Of Okra

There are multiple health benefits and splendid nutritional value of okra. Distinct parts of okra plant can be used for multiple purposes. Usually it is used in salads, stews and soup in fresh, dried and fried form. Some peoples used it as a healthy substitute for coffee as it lack caffeine its other application is … Read more

Chestnut castanea crenata

Perhaps during nomadic life, the primary food consumed by man, the chestnut dates to primitive times. Chestnuts (Castanea) belongs to family Fagaceae, with natural habitat in deciduous forests of eastern North America, Europe, and East Asia. There are seven species in genus Castanea but in this experiment, we have studied three species i.e. American chestnut … Read more

Marigolds and Greenhouse Crop Production

Greenhouse Crop Production of Marigolds Growth Habits The marigold is a perennial or annual herb in the Asteraceae family that grows best in temperate regions. The plants bloom all summer and grow best in full sun with well-drained, organic soil. The marigold is an ornamental, flowering plant of several genuses. The two most popular are … Read more

Mangroves: Importance and Threats

Mangrove vegetation includes trees, shrubs, palms and ground greeneries that develop within the intertidal areas of waterfront and estuarine edges (Benfield, 2002). There are about 20 families of plants that have individuals in mangrove area and they share several specialized features that enable them to adapt with the stressors related with regular inundation by the … Read more

Vitamin C in plant oils

Vitamin C has many benefits for our health, including prevention of common cold, but it is not yet confirmed, with more evidence needed to support such suggestion. However, research studies stated that vitamin C can reduce the severity of common cold’s symptoms, especially nasal discharge, as it gives more support to the nasal blood vessels, … Read more

Types of Seed Dispersal and Its Importance

In order for new plants to grow, seeds need to be distributed to different areas away from the parent plants. A disadvantage of plants compared to animals is that plants cannot physically get up and move themselves to different places. Seed dispersal is a very important part of nature and how plants coexist with other … Read more

The quantitative trait

A quantitative trait is a measurable phenotype that depends on the cumulative actions of many genes and the environment. These traits can vary among individuals, over a range, to produce a continuous distribution of phenotypes. Every one of the characteristics that we have concentrated to date fall into a couple of particular classes. These classes … Read more

Ecological Analysis Of Mango Pollination: The Impact Of Arthropods On Pollination And Fruit Set Of Keitt Mangoes

Upon anthesis, wind and insects play an important role in the pollination of mangoes. The exact species of insects, however, is unexplored, and there is no connection between specific insects and the amount of pollen being transported. Minimal pollen deposition rates and differences in environmental conditions leads to differentiating insect importance. In response to these … Read more