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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

Interest in sprouts as a human food has a long history. Chinese and ancient Egyptians, thousands of years ago, consumed sprouts as a healthy food, especially for healing and rejuvenation. Sprouting is a process widely used to improve the

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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

We previously reported that canola ( Brassica napus L.) sprouts, on average, contained 27.3% oil, 25.1% protein, and 10.8% crude fiber on a dry weight basis ( Bhardwaj and Hamama, 2007 ). Fresh yield of canola sprouts, from 20 g seed, averaged 111

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Scovia Adikini, Settumba B. Mukasa, Robert O.M. Mwanga and Richard W. Gibson

a long dry season in which the existing sweetpotato fields dry out, resulting in lack of planting material at the onset of the rain ( Gibson et al., 2011 ). Most farmers in such areas tend to wait for the surviving roots in the soil to sprout to

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Yi-Lu Jiang, Tzong-Shyan Lin, Ching-Lung Lee, Chung-Ruey Yen and Wen-Ju Yang

precipitation in 2004 for Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Phenology of sprouting and floral bud emergence. The number and location of new shoots, floral buds, and aborted floral buds were recorded at 2-week intervals from 3 Jan. 2004 to 3 Jan. 2005. Shoots flowered more than

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Sara Arscott and Irwin Goldman

system is desirable for producing Se-enriched foods. Sprouted vegetable seeds, or sprouts, are germinated in a closed system that is easy and ideal for Se-enrichment. Compared with mature broccoli plants, the sprouts of broccoli have been reported to

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Seong-Tae Choi, Doo-Sang Park and Seong-Mo Kang

Many persimmon growers in Korea prune trees to less than 3 m in height to improve light penetration into the canopy and to save labor costs. However, heavy pruning can cause excessive production of water sprouts, which are mostly removed when summer

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Dean A. Kopsell, Carl E. Sams, T. Casey Barickman and Robert C. Morrow

tissues ( Yeum and Russell, 2002 ). Exposure to blue light (470 nm) also increased buckwheat ( Fagopyrum tataricum ) sprout carotenoid concentrations after 10 d of exposure ( Tuan et al., 2013 ). The most studied bioactive components in the cruciferous

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Metin Turan, Nizamettin Ataoglu, Adem Gunes, Taskin Oztas, Atilla Dursun, Melek Ekinci, Quirine M. Ketterings and Yuh Ming Huang

( Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia ) and crisp lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa ). Brussels sprout is not commonly grown, but there is an increasing interest in its production as a result of its high nutritional value. Boron plays an important

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Raja Ram, Debasish Mukherjee and Sandeep Manuja

The effects of BA, ethephon, and GA3 on freshly harvested cormels of three cultivars of Gladiolus sp. were studied for 3 years. The treatment with 400 mg·L-1 ethephon significantly reduced the dormancy period by 17.5 days as compared to control, while BA and GA3 were found to be less effective. Among all treatments, ethepon at 400 mg·L-1 was found to be the most effective in altering the days to sprout, sprouting percentage, corm size and production and development of cormels. While GA3 at 100 mg·L-1 increased growth of corms and cormels, BA at 25 mg·L-1 increased growth of corms and cormels. BA at 25 mg·L-1 only influenced the sprouting percentage of cormels. Along with reducing the dormancy period, the plant growth regulators stimulated growth and development of corms and cormels. Chemical names used: benzyladenine (BA); 2-chloroethylphosphonic acid (ethephon); gibberellic acid (GA3).

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Tej P. Acharya, Gregory E. Welbaum and Ramón A. Arancibia

reduce irrigation requirements and improve WUE. The use of LT can be beneficial to extend the harvest season of brussels sprouts ( Brassica oleracea L. Group Gemmifera). Brussels sprout is a cool season, frost-tolerant vegetable crop from the family