Purple Coneflower Reproductive Methods

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With Echinachea purperia, or purple coneflower, being prized for its medicinal purposes and value as a top pollinator in a butterfly garden, it is no wonder that some states, such as North Carolina, consider this wildflower to be an endangered species. With constant harvesting of this herbaceous perennial, the numbers of purple coneflower patches found…


Better methods to boost cacao crop

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The area under cocoa in Viet Nam will quadruple in a decade to 80,000ha under a Government programme if the country strengthens its agricultural extension activities to improve farmers’ growing and other techniques, a conference heard in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the conference, the annual meeting of the Viet Nam Cacoa Co-ordination Committee (VCC),…


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