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brassica

(brăs′ĭ-kă) [L. “cabbage”]
The family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower.
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brassica

any member of the family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, particularly members of the genus Brassica, e.g. cabbage, swede.
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In addition to the extra forage, the brassica is a useful pest break before a new grass ley is established the following spring.
As the brassica and wheat decompose it adds very high-quality fertilizer to the soil.
Key words: Brassica carinata, aphids, infestation, photosynthesis rate, Brevicoryne brassicae, Lipaphis erysimi.
Keeping in view strong direct effect of total glucosinolates and moderate direct effect of linolenic acid, these quality parameters could also serve for the selection of lines with low erucic acid in Brassica breeding programs.
Brassicas are among the easiest to grow from seed and least affected by disease.
Longevity of injury in Brassica caused by aphids, affects by the favorable conditions and finally cause yield reduction in crops (Chattopadhyay et al., 2005).
The vegetable is also sometimes called Chinese cabbage, a reference to the fact that it is classified in the Brassica genus to which cabbage belongs.
Another advantage is that brassicas will grow on poor ground, providing the pH range is between 5.6-6.5.
Contributors from various biological sciences explore how species of Brassicas have been, and can continue to be, improved in terms of production and quality of oil from their seeds.
Save pounds 5 on resistant brassicas OUR great collection of four club-root resistant brassicas include the Brussel sprout Crispus, a heavy cropping hybrid; cabbage Kilaton, which has a lovely flavour; cabbage Kilazol, a smaller autumn-cropper and cauliflower Clapton.