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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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This time is best for planting root crops and transplanting bulbs or rhizomes.
Before dinner was served, Zialcita reminded his student diners that root crops are easier to grow than rice, and that they require less water and labor-
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.
The bad reputation of root crops is also felt in many countries, Zialcita said.
I have enjoyed the recent articles on Jerusalem artichokes, but what about some other root crops as feed--like rutabagas?
Mangudadatu told reporters that he received reports that some indigenous peoples in South Upi, Maguindanao belonging to the Teduray tribe have resorted to eating kayos, (wild yam) as other root crops have become unavailable.
We use yakon in place of apple, although it's not a fruit but a root crop, says Ramon Uy, a young farmer with an organic farming business based in Negros Occidental with the brand name Fresh Start.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted recently a two-day Root Crop Based Products training in support to the 10th Kaadlawan nan Probinsya (Province Day), held at the DOST Office here.
Vegetable, root crops yield lower in Q2 !-- -- Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The country's production of major vegetable and root crops declined in the second quarter due to the dry spell that hit the country.
I learned that root crops were food for the encanto or nature spirits, whose favorite is Kinampay-a variety of ube and the most famous among Bohol's root crops.
"This substantial block of land is currently in arable production and some parcels are suitable for growing root crops," said Chris Jones, partner at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys.
Get complete information about this report @ https://www.factmr.com/report/919/starchy-roots-market Starchy Roots Market: Static Productivity of Root Crops to Confine Growth Roots and tuber crops, or starchy roots, have been historically ignored by national governments, which in turn has led to lower priority for R&D.