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Buddha Hands Fruit

Buddha Hands Fruit Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus This lemon like citron (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus) is not usually eaten fresh, (although the rind may be candied and is sometimes used for zest), but it’s fragrant and said to have some medical qualities. It is said that the fragrance of a single fruit can perfume a room for weeks. The Origin:                                     The origin of this kind of citron is commonly traced back to the Far East, probably northeastern  India  or China, where most domesticated citrus fruits originate. Description:       […]

Reuse waste water and Green cities development

Reuse waste water and Green cities development Introduction:                                     In nature, water (as energy) is neither formed nor destroyed but is converted from one form to another . Only about 1% of global water occurs as liquid freshwater. More than 98% of the freshwater occurs as groundwater, while less than 2% is available in streams and lakes, so the liquid freshwater is a finite and limited resource. The increasing scarcity of water in the world along with rapid population increase in urban areas gives […]

A valuable plant production from Marginal Lands

A VALUABLE PLANT PRODUCTION FROM MARGINAL LANDS Summery Marginal land considered as a died land which need high cost to reclaim regarding many reasons like hard climate. Unfortunately, there are wide marginal areas in MENA region for different reasons like high salinity, drought, high temperature and meal nutrition. However, there are certain high-value types of plants that fit it this environment, and Jojoba seedling is on the top of these plants. Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider is a precious, drought resistant shrub that is adapted to the marginal land and dry area, and offers promise for agriculture in harsh environments […]

Jojoba A key to sustainable development in marginal lands

Jojoba A key to sustainable development in marginal lands Summery Planting jojoba in marginal lands considered a sustainable approach to the environment and its resources. Marginal lands are particularly defenseless to a range of problems associated with desertification; wide areas of the world’s dry lands can be characterized as marginal. Jojoba {Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider} considered a crop that consume less water than other crops, hot summers resist and great salinity tolerance, which can grow in many semi-arid regions of the world, would not require the use of chemical pesticides that pollute the environment, also, offers promise for agriculture in […]

Jojoba Book

الجوجوبا_ شجرة الذهب الاخضر Simmondsia chinensis https://www.morebooks.de/fr/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=978-3-330-79952-3

Effect of water deficit on fruit quality and storability of Valencia orange fruits under cold storage conditions.

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Bio Fuel Trees

Bio Fuel Trees https://www.academia.edu/30098507/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85_%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A1_%D8%A5%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%85_%D9%85%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%82%D9%8A_Bio_Fuel_Trees In the last decades there are more attention of the seriousness of pollution of excessive use of fossil fuels, which causes a lot of environmental hazards , now there are direction to production of new types of  bio fuel less harmful to the environment. Produce bio fuel from agricultural oils as a fuel in diesel engines has been proposed as an alternative to diesel from fossil resources. Vegetable oils are produced from numerous oil seed crops, like jojoba and Jatropha trees.  jojoba oil appears to be promising scope for cultivation in arid and semi-arid areas, The […]

Role of Nanotechnology in Horticulture production enhancement

Nanotechnology is a newly initial field in recent decades on a commercial scale, in the same time increasing pollution rates in various agricultural products is a serious problem need quickly solving to increase exporting our agriculture products, Nano materials promise many stimulating changes to enhance different crop production and fruit quality. We must manage to increase production efficiency of different horticulture crops, increased soil vitality and decreased costs as possible and decreasing the pollution, with using novel sciences such as nanotechnology in products, could be counted as the best solution to this problem. Also, Nano materials is using as antifungal […]

Jojoba Book _ Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba Trees Simmondsia chinensis     New Jojoba Books: Jojoba belongs to family Simmondsiaceae is a woody, evergreen, perennial shrub native to Southern Arizona, Sonora and Baja California. The seeds produce a liquid wax, which is very similar to spermaceti and has wide applications in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. In addition, different extracts from jojoba plant are widely used in many folk medicinal uses. this book about planting and production of jojoba trees in different areas in arid Lands, trees resistance for salinity up to 6000 ppm and drought conditions, https://www.morebooks.de/fr/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=978-3-330-79952-3

Quinoa Plants (Chenopodium sp.)

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Magnetic Agriculture

Magnetic agriculture used to reduce water or soil salinity  problems, they proposed an auxin-like effect of the Magnetic Field on germinating seeds, also, irrigation with magnetically treated water or/and magnetic seed treatment are friendly environmental techniques. Therefore, they take an important place in the list of  environmental clean methods and harmless technology.      

Jojoba ” Green Gold” Tree

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Green gold “Jojoba” shining in Egyptian desert

Jojoba plants (Simmondsia chinensis) belongs to family Simmondsiaceae which is mostly a woody, evergreen, perennial shrub that produce small seeds, which contains waxy liquid very similar to spermaceti. Jojoba plants native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Northern Mexico and arid California. The gender of jojoba plants can only be discerned from their flowers. When planted from seeds, jojoba plants can take up to three years to produce flowers. The female plants produce seed from flowers the male plants pollinate. For that we use rooted cuttings to produce female trees to improve the ratio of female to male plants (normally […]

Safety= Life

First Safety Conference         

Pineberries

White strawberry “Pineberry” Introduction:                              The pineberry is a hybrid strawberry cultivar with a pineapple-like flavor, white flesh coloring, and red seeds. Pineberries are actually the oldest strawberry variety.  Originally strawberries were white in South America (Fragaria chiloensis) and red in North America (Fragariea virginiana). In 2010 the pineberry was introduced on April 1st in the UK. Many media thought it was an April fools’ joke and believed the pineberry did not exist. However when it turned out the introduction of the pineberry was for real, this special strawberry got a lot of media attention. pineberry Fruits https://app.box.com/s/c8ks5qq76mny3n9oo5va3nbs7wviuy43

Interantional PULSES Year 2016

International Year of Pulses (IYP).         On December 21st 2013, the General Secretary of the United Nations in New York voted to proclaim the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYP). http://en.waleedabobatta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/LOGO_IYP-en-high-horizontal.jpg            An International Year designation provides an extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate the role of  pulses in feeding the world.           United Nations, led by its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of Pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter […]

Improvement Citrus Production Under Salinity Conditions ” Introduction”

Citrus is suggested to be one of the most important fruit crops all over the world, especially in warm temperate regions, occupied the third position between fruit crops in the world after grapes and apples. Moreover, Egypt ranks as the 8th among the world top 10 producers of citrus (FAO, 2013). The citrus is a major fruit crop cultivated in Egypt as its acreage, production and exportation potentialities are concerned. It is the largest horticultural industry, also, citrus cultivated area increased rapidly from year to year during the last few years, reached 530415 feddan in 2014 from the total fruit […]

The World Soil Day

The World Soil Day ‘Soils a solid ground for life’  Introduction: The World Soil Day Soil is vital for farming and food security. Soil deserved some respect, unfortunately often, most people  treated with soil  like dirt. What’s the Soil? Soil is made up of organic remains, clay and rock particles, found on the Earth’s surface. It contributes to food, reduces biodiversity loss, and secures energy. Problems like deforestation, bad agricultural practices and pollution causes soil degradation and erosion. The UN saw a need to raise awareness about the dangers of soil loss, so it made World Soil Day and official day. […]

Kumquat Tree “Golden Orange”

Kumquat Tree “Golden Orange” “the little gems of the citrus family” Fortunella sp. Description Origin and Distribution Soil Climate Propagation Varieties Culture Harvesting Food Uses Health benefits Pests and Diseases    Description: Kumquat is a small citrus fruit that grows in climates too cool for other citrus plants. The kumquat tree is slow-growing, trees reach heights of 1 to 2.5 m and have a vase-like or rounded canopy, the branches light-green and angled when young, thornless or with a few spines. The apparently simple leaves are alternate, lanceolate, (3.25-8.6 cm) long, finely toothed from the apex to the middle, dark-green, glossy above, […]

about me

Dr Waleed Fouad Abobatta Biography  Dr  at  Horticulture Research Institute (A. R. C.), Member of Scientific committee for Greenhouses Plantation (ARC), Member of Scientific Team for National Campaign for Navel Orange, Coordinator of Foundation committee for Arab Federation for Wildlife Protection, Member of Board of Environment Friends Society, Judge in IA S E F Competition, Judge in Egyptian Inventors Syndicate, Member of Arabic Scientific Club (Arab League ), Member of Scientific Society Of Flowers and Ornamental Plants. Publication: Chemical studies on grown jojoba oils under Egyptian conditions -2015. Growth and Fruiting of Valencia orange trees- Lampert Academic Publishing – Germany- 2015. Influence of Magnetic iron and K- Humate on […]