Friday, November 15, 2013

Breadfruit insect repellent

Photo: Breadfruit.
US Department of Agriculture scientists have confirmed that breadfruit, used as a folk remedy in Pacific regions to control insects, is an effective mosquito repellent.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Increasing heat tolerance in plants

A USDA scientist and his colleagues have opened the door to development of more heat-tolerant crops by crystallizing a plant protein (found in the creosote bush) that plays a key role in photosynthesis.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cut throat competition and modern marketing yield a pretty penny profit from Cuties.

The Big War Over Cuties - WSJ

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This Wall Street Journal article sounds like a consulting opportunity for some enterprising CRFG member(s):

 Gardens of Eden Sprout in Synagogue and Church Yards, but They Aren't Very Fruitful

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Guerrilla Grafters - potential liability for CRFG????

Perhaps this explains the very large quantity of scions I saw a few young folks taking from the exchange last year. How do we ensure that CRFG does not become in some way liable if these fruit anarchists use our resources to graft edible "nuisance" varieties onto ornamental street trees??? How do we harness their youthful enthusiasm to do good fruit grafting works within the law?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Frankincense threatened by conditions in Ethiopia

The world may still have gold and myrrh, but it's quite possible that frankincense could become a thing of the past, given ecological pressures on the arid lands where it grows in Ethiopia.