Big artichokes provide new economic opportunities for regional agricultural (Science Daily)

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Artichokes Grow Big in Texas

ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2011) — Loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, the artichoke is becoming more popular as consumer interest in specialty products swells. And while 90% of the artichokes grown in the United States come from California, growers in Texas are working to introduce globe artichokes as commercial specialty crop in their region. They say the healthy vegetable has the potential to provide new economic opportunities for regional agricultural throughout the southern U.S.

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Results of the field experiments showed that irrigation was more effective than N management for optimizing artichoke yield.

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Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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