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Terms to Grow your knowledge...

  • The Legume Family

    Leguminosae (or Fabaceae)- the large plant family typified by herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees, and vines having usually compound leaves, clusters of irregular, keeled flowers, and fruit in the form of a pod splitting along both sides, and including beans, peas, acacia, alfalfa, clover, indigo, lentil, mesquite, mimosa, and peanut.

  • Field Pea

    Pisum sativum arvense - Variety of the common pea, grown for folage and silage. round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant of the legume family. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant.

  • Lentil

    Lens culinaris- a plant of the legume family, having flattened, biconvex seeds used as food.

  • Chickpea

    Cicer arietinum- Also called garbanzo, a widely cultivated plant of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds.

  • Plant Breeding

    The production of new varieties/forms by selection, cross, and hybridizing.

  • Crossing

    The act or process of crossbreeding, hybridization; crossbreeding. using parents of different varieties, breeds, etc to create new breeds and hybrids.

  • Hybridization

    Offspring of two different varieties of plant to produce a genetically hardier and more advanced variery, it is used extensively in agriculture, where new forms of hardy and disease-resistant plants are produced commercially.

  • Greenhouse

    Building, usually of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or 'out of season' plants. Ability to control environment indoors and provide protection for plants from outside elements

  • Pulse Crops

    The edible seeds of any of several leguminous plants, such as peas, beans, and lentils the plant producing any of these seeds.

  • Biofortification

    The process of breeding staple crops to have higher levels of essential nutrients, either through selective breeding or genetic modification.



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