Importance and Health Benefits of Kola Nuts (Cola Acuminate)

In an article published by Base line of Health Foundation, The kola nut, also known as cola acuminate, is a caffeine-rich nut that is native to tropical Africa. In these regions, the nut is considered a symbol of hospitality and kindness. Though nearly tasteless on their own, kola nuts are often chewed before meals to help promote digestion and to help counteract possible ill effects from tainted drinking water. Kola nut is a stimulant in its own right, containing 1.5% – 2% caffeine, plus theobromine, which increases cerebral circulation. Theobromine…

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Research says: Calves conceived in winter perform better? Find out why

According to the Materials provided by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says. In the case of cows, cool conditions are key. A new UF/IFAS study shows calves conceived during winter went on to produce more calves and milk. That’s a critical finding for dairy farmers and for people looking for…

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Health Benefits of Ginger

According to the Newsletter Written by Joe Leech, MS on June 4, 2017: Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research. Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance with Powerful Medicinal Properties Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal. The rhizome…

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Garden Egg Production: Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction: Garden Egg: (Solanum melongena (L)) Consists of the following Suitable varieties: Long purple, Ojwanshua, Baby aubergines (Ravaya), Black beauty, Florida market, Ntrowa pa. and they prefer a relatively high day (320C) and night (210C) temperatures, thus require warm temperatures for optimum growth and development and Planting seeds can be obtained from reputable seed companies. Site selection: Garden eggs perform better in well-drained soils with high organic matter content and the site should also be close to a reliable source of water supply for irrigation. Land preparation: Land preparation is…

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CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

1. CONSIDERATIONS: (1) They should stretch out fully when lying down, with secure living environment, exercise and stand up right ears not touching the roof. (2) Rabbits are prey species so need a hide in secure places, protection from predators and extreme weather. (3) Ensure well ventilation. (4) Regularly clean their housing. 2. REQUIREMENTS: (1) Comfort. (2) Confining and keep them from escaping. (3) Protection from predators. (4) Protection from adverse weather.(5) Easy access to the manager. (6) Easy to clean or self cleaning. (7) Reasonable cost, durable and easy…

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Pea plants demonstrate ability to ‘gamble’ a first in plants

An international team of scientists from Oxford University, UK, and Tel-Hai College, Israel, has shown that pea plants can demonstrate sensitivity to risk namely: that they can make adaptive choices that take into account environmental variance, an ability previously unknown outside the animal kingdom. In the study, published in the journal Current Biology, pea plants were grown with their roots split between two pots, thus facing the decision of which pot to prioritise. In a preliminary experiment, the researchers showed that the plants grew more roots in a pot endowed…

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BENEFITS OF RABBIT PRODUCTION

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

Capital requirement is minimal, with some wire mesh, nails and wood a hutch can be constructed.Spacing is minimal. It can be set up at backyard. Feeding rabbits is very cheap. Though supplementation with concentrate or grain is sometimes necessary and definitely will increase growth rate. Feeds of no direct value to humans can provide the main feed at almost no cost. Rabbits can be tended by women, children or men unlike bigger animals for it needs no force to be restrained. Because they produce offspring regularly (gestation period of 28…

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THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

The feeding pattern of newborn rabbits is imposed by the dam. A doe feeds her young only once every 24 hours (although some does will nurse their young twice). Suckling lasts only two or three minutes. If there is not enough milk the young try to feed every time the doe enters the nest-box, but she will hold back her milk. This behavior signals insufficient milk production in the doe. From the third week of life the young rabbits begin to move about, taking a few grams of mother’s milk…

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Genetic map reveals heat tolerance traits in peas

According to the Materials provided by American Society of Agronomy, Farmers across the world produce between 10 and 13 million tons of field pea every year. That makes it a top legume crop, just behind dry beans and chickpeas But as the global climate changes and temperatures continue to rise, heat stress is becoming a major limiting factor for pea cultivation. A new study indicates that pea plants with some specific traits such as longer flowering time and higher pod numbers may be more resistant to heat stress. The researchers…

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Farmers Can Grow Big, Juicy Tomatoes As Gene That Makes Large, Plump Tomatoes Has Been Identified.

According to the Materials provided by PLOS, Diversity in tomato fruit weight is explained in part by a mutation in the Cell Size Regulator gene that arose during domestication. Credit: Alexis Ramos and Esther van der Knaap, University of Georgia Athens GA 30602 CC-BY Farmers can grow big, juicy tomatoes thanks to a mutation in the Cell Size Regulator gene that occurred during the tomato domestication process. Esther van der Knaap of the University of Georgia, Athens and colleagues describe this gene variant in a study published in open-access journal…

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