US containerized exports rise on strong Asian agricultural products demand

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NEW JERSEY, USA (Commodity Online): Led by strong demand for agricultural products in Asia, U.S. containerized exports expanded 6.7 percent in the third quarter, according to figures released today by The Journal of Commerce/PIERS, leaving export volume from the United States up 8.3 percent through the first nine months of 2011. Westbound trans-Pacific trade for…


Asian cocoa association helps local farmers

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The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) will transfer techniques for growing cocoa trees to Vietnamese farmers. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between CAA and the Vietnam Coordination Committee for Cocoa Development, in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug. 18. Under the MoU, a project worth US$100,000 will be carried out in…


Vietnam attends Asian meeting on aquaculture

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(VOV) – Vietnam has taken part in the Asia Regional Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development, which opened in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 28. The meeting was jointly held by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) the Network of Aquaculture Centre in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the host country’s Ministry of…


How to Transplant an Asian Bleeding Heart Plant

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For best results, you should transplant an Asian bleeding heart plant in early autumn, after the hottest days of summer have passed. The bleeding heart is a perennial shade plant but can tolerate partial sun as long as it does not get too hot. Relocate the plant under tree canopies or on the shaded side…


How to Grow Asian Lilies

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Asiatic and Oriental lilies, sometimes grouped together as "Asian lilies," are prized for their ornamental value, exceptionally large size and strong floral aromas. Despite their ornate appearance, Asian lilies are surprisingly easy to grow and care for. They do quite well in USDA Hardiness zones 7 through 10, but they will also grow in zones…


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