Nibbles: Salty aroids, Bring back bele, Polyploidy, Land Institute, SEB2013, Wheat blog, Agrikalsa Niu

  • Palau finds salt-tolerant taros.
  • Elsewhere in the Pacific, researchers try to revive bele. That would be aibika. Or slippery kabis. Or Abelmoschus manihot.
  • Which is a polyploid, isn’t it? Not to mention perennial.
  • Bound to be lots of Pacific stuff at the Society for Economic Botany’s meeting, going on NOW. No, wait, it’s ending today. Bummer.
  • Did you know that the first formal plant disease record in the Pacific region was from wheat, grown in Sydney by the first colonists? Well, I’m not entirely sure if that’s true, but it’s a way of introducing this blog on wheat in this Pacifically-themed Nibbles.
  • Agrikalsa Nius is the monthly electronic newsletter of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Solomon Islands.

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