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date palm

a feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates)
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According to the UAE University's Date Palm Research and Development Unit, the number of date palm trees within the country has surpassed 40 million, 8.5 million of which are found in Al Ain.
There is reported religious significance of date palms and fruit.
The presentation program included a presentation by the engineers of the million palm trees project on the importance of having an organic farm as one of the farms of the project / Masrooq Farm as a model / , presentation on the technical and research aspect of the project and its contribution to protecting the date palm trees of diseases and the use of technologies in developing and enhancing date palm productivity, in addition to a presentation about the economic and industrial aspect of the project and its contribution to the national economy, as well as a film about the project and a tour of Rehab Farm.
In Iraq for example, 50-80% yield loss was caused by the infestation of date palm mite even in dry, dusty and stormy weather conditions (Al-Jboory and Al-Suaide, 2010).
This study is part of the New York University Abu Dhabi Date Palm Genome Project, which was started in 2012.
They found that the date palm fibre PCL had increased tensile strength and achieved better low-velocity impact resistance than traditional man-made composites.
Karim Bux Shaikh said that date palm plantation in Thar is a new and high promising initiative and in fact first time in history of Thar a formal plantation of date palm (farms) have been taken, so there is need to adopt by Sindh Govt to cope up with food insecurity issue of Tharparkar.
Dr Rashid bin Seif al Shaqsi, DG of the One Million Date Palm Trees Project, pointed out that the world-class main complex of the company which will cost about RO92mn, will be set up in the Wilayat of Nizwa.
"The date palm is connected to our culture and tradition and over the generations we made a living from this tree," he told the GDN.
"We are offered an opportunity to learn new ways of the production practices of the date palm present everywhere around us," Salman added.
The MoU aimed at to promote the bilateral cooperation, scientific and technological research to the benefit of the Date Palm Industry, exchange of scientific, technical information and documentation, cooperation in Date Palm, Coconut research and development, exchange of expert and professionals on date palm, professional trainings and capacity building on date palm processing technology, promotion of contacts between the relevant private and public enterprises and organizations, enhancement of cooperation and coordination within the regional and international research and development organizations.