root crop


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root crop

any roots which are used for human or animal foods. Usually they are from plants which use their roots as storage organs, and with few exceptions they have tap roots; examples are carrots, parsnips.
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The following year brassicas are grown where the potatoes were, the potatoes where the roots were, and root crops follow the brassicas.
Do not harvest root crops for storage when Februarius is over the moon.
The bad reputation of root crops is also felt in many countries, Zialcita said.
Members of the cabbage family require heavy supplies of nitrogen, whereas root crops such as carrots, parsnips, turnips and beetroot need less nitrogen but considerable quantities of phosphate.
I have enjoyed the recent articles on Jerusalem artichokes, but what about some other root crops as feed--like rutabagas?
A total of 1759,600 tons of root crops were processed at sugar refineries, more than 258,000 tons of sugar were produced, and sugar yield was 14.
MANILA, Philippines The country's major vegetable and root crops posted improved production for the second quarter due to the increase in harvested areas owing to favorable climatic conditions.
Keep soil snug Cover root crops in the veg plot with straw to avoid frozen soil.
We were to hear a report from both faculty and students about issues of food security and nutrition, root crops, the abel (woven cotton cloth) and the significance of the binakul (optical art) design, and the disappearing craft of traditional tambourine jewelry.
Common items at winter markets include greens, root crops, alliums, winter squash, dried beans, grains, nuts, meats, honey, baked goods, and preserves.
This gradual shift to root crops has improved the stability of the food supply and resulted in a more varied food diet--both of which improve food security.
Chris Benedict, regional specialist at Washington State University Extension, directed a two-year study of root-crop production in 2011 and 2012 to help farmers in western Washington make decisions about using root crops such as turnips in livestock operations.