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BANANA

A derogatory term; acronym for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Much stronger than NIMBY—Not In My Back Yard.

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Banana plant height and pseudostem diameter are important parameters in crop management because they are related to plant vigour and they affect bunch harvesting and breaking/tipping adult plants, consequently causing fewer losses in yield (Farias, Donato, Pereira, & Silva, 2010).
The aim of this study was to investigate interaction of live RKN, live and dead pathogen in banana plant variety Grand Naine.
Banana plant belongs to genus Musa of the family "Musaceae", a monocotyledonous family.
A typical banana plant takes anywhere from six to nine months to become productive after which it dies and a new sucker spring out from its carcass, yet to allude the resiliency of the banana tree to that of the country's banana industry would be an oversight.
As the stem of the banana plant is wasted, this new program will encourage its use for industrial production.
The banana plant provides a marvellous tropical aura to Bahrain's gardens.
Although referred to as a "tree," the banana plant is really the world's largest perennial herb.
Kayizzi is standing with Dr Thomas Dubois from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the shade of a tall, healthy banana plant in the middle of her three-acre farm.
Retired teacher John Beaton, 82, was given a tiny banana plant as a present three years ago.
The winner in the Environmental category is described as "the world's first large-scale use (40 tons/yr) of natural-fiber reinforcement in an exterior application." The spare-wheel cover on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz A-Class minicar is compression molded of PP and abaca fiber, derived from a relative of the banana plant in the Philippines.
One vaccine-producing banana plant could grow more than 100 pounds of bananas!