There are only a few people in the world who spend 15 to 20 years of their lives on researching on date palms
, and we do know them, so we invite them to apply for this award," he added.
A FAO document said although the UAE does not depend on date palms
for food security and livelihood after its transformation as a wealthy economy based on oil revenues, they are regarded for their cultural heritage and continuously providing goods and services.
He pointed out that the strategy included research projects and programmes to develop and increase the date palm
production, in addition to guidance projects to implement part of it in the three wilayats of the Governorate of Al Buraimi, such as, replacement and renewal projects for the date palms
in Al Khatwa village in the Wilayat of Mahdha.
The eight winners of this year's Khalifa International Date Palm
Award (KIDPA) were honoured at a special ceremony held in the capital on Sunday by Shaikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and member of the Executive Council, and Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and president of Board of Trustees of the KIDPA.
The first non-native palms in California were probably date palms
that arrived with the Spanish missionaries, said Don Hodel, environmental horticulturist with the University of California Cooperative Extension Program.
About 50 to 75 fronds can be obtained from a single date palm
, which is shorter and fatter than the Mediterranean fan palms that tower over streets like Sherman Way in Reseda.
Fruit from the mature date palms
will be sold primarily in the United States.
Abu Dhabi: Global warming and the Red Palm Weevil could threaten the future of the date palm
, researchers heard at a conference in Abu Dhabi.
Selected as a case study for the Innovation in Irrigation showcase this year to highlight innovative ways of maximising the use of declining water resources, the date palm
project involves the Reillys pumping from the brackish Gurra Downs backwater of the Murray River to irrigate date palms
In the early 1900s, date palms
were brought to southern California because the climate in its desert region seemed ideal for growing them.
Ole Jepsen, a food, agriculture and irrigation senior advisor working with the Danish office in Basrah Palace said date palms
were a vital part of the Gulf ecosystem.
As a rule, date palms
need desert heat to bear fruit.