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10 Topic Pages Found in Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences and starting with the letter W
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Open Walnut

common name for some members of the Juglandaceae, a family of chiefly deciduous, resinous trees characterized by large and aromatic compound leaves.

Water cycle

The water cycle, frequently referred to as the hydrologic cycle, is a continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the earth. It

Open Water scarcity
Water scarcity

Water scarcity could become one of the most pressing natural resource issues of the twenty-first century. Earth's population has nearly tripled since

Open Whaling

the hunting of whales for the oil that can be rendered from their flesh, for meat, and for baleen (whalebone). Historically, whale oil was

Open Wheat

cereal plant of the genus Triticum of the family Gramineae ( grass family), a major food and an important commodity on the world grain market. The

Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825

1765–1825, American inventor of the cotton gin , b. Westboro, Mass., grad. Yale, 1792. When he was staying as tutor at Mulberry Grove, the plantation

Open Wine and wine making
Wine and wine making

Wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation of a plant product, generally a fruit. In the stricter sense, it is generally taken to


or checkerberry, low evergreen plant (Gaultheria procumbens) of the family Ericaceae ( heath family), native to sandy and acid woods (usually of

Open Wood

botanically, the xylem tissue that forms the bulk of the stem of a woody plant. Xylem conducts sap upward from the roots to the leaves, stores food in

Open Wormwood

Mediterranean perennial herb or shrubby plant (Artemisia absinthium) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), often cultivated in gardens and found