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An evaluation of the growth requirements, productivity, and the nutritional, medicinal and economic values of five subtropical, edible perennial plants.

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2017
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This research is a review of 5 edible plant species grown in subtropical regions around the world. Each of the following species is agriculturally important in subtropical regions, especially in areas of low affluence: Moringa oleifera, Ipomoea batatas, Manihot esculenta, Cajanus cajan, and Cnidoscolus aconitifolius. These five-plant species, often considered to be “miracle crops” are well-known for having health benefits in the climates in which they thrive. However, there is no information regarding which species is best suited for any given situation. In this study, the primary literature was surveyed for information on the economic value, nutritional value, medicinal value, other ethnobotanical values, productivity, as well as temperature, nutrient and pesticide requirements. Originally, a meta-analysis was planned for these species, however there was not sufficient data for such an analysis. Instead, each species was ranked according to the 8 traits/values listed above to determine which species are best suited for particular situations. I concluded that having a thorough evaluation on these 5 perennial plants will help farmers and backyard gardeners throughout the world know which plant species is most productive in each area based on a series of given information
Title: An evaluation of the growth requirements, productivity, and the nutritional, medicinal and economic values of five subtropical, edible perennial plants.
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Name(s): Bintu Raqib, Tatyanna, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2017
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: This research is a review of 5 edible plant species grown in subtropical regions around the world. Each of the following species is agriculturally important in subtropical regions, especially in areas of low affluence: Moringa oleifera, Ipomoea batatas, Manihot esculenta, Cajanus cajan, and Cnidoscolus aconitifolius. These five-plant species, often considered to be “miracle crops” are well-known for having health benefits in the climates in which they thrive. However, there is no information regarding which species is best suited for any given situation. In this study, the primary literature was surveyed for information on the economic value, nutritional value, medicinal value, other ethnobotanical values, productivity, as well as temperature, nutrient and pesticide requirements. Originally, a meta-analysis was planned for these species, however there was not sufficient data for such an analysis. Instead, each species was ranked according to the 8 traits/values listed above to determine which species are best suited for particular situations. I concluded that having a thorough evaluation on these 5 perennial plants will help farmers and backyard gardeners throughout the world know which plant species is most productive in each area based on a series of given information
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0031 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the 2017 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentor: Brian Bovard
Subject(s): Perennial
sub-tropical
Plants.
Species
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