opium poppy


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southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers

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As noted in the survey, opium poppy cultivation has expanded to new regions and strong increases were observed in many provinces.
However, the governor was careful to emphasize the cultivation of opium poppy for medicinal purposes.
Barely 8 km from the border, even children and youngsters collect white latex from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) -- a mother product for producing heroin.
This yield decreased in all main opium poppy cultivating regions, led by the southern region, with a 45 per cent decrease, followed by the western region (20 percent) and the eastern region (8 percent).
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares (523,000 acres) of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 193,000 hectares in 2007, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
6 Tidying my shed I found several bags containing seedheads of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy.
THE Afghan opium poppy harvest reached a record high this year sparking fears cheap heroin could make its way to Britain's streets.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high this year as farmers seek to "insure" themselves ahead of NATO forces' withdrawal next year, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Opium poppy is widely grown on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a region infamous for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked strongholds.
Our objective is to reduce opium poppy cultivation as much as we can.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A UN report said opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has been increasing for a third year in a row and heading for a record high.
The study for production useful pharmaceuticals of defined structure from plants began with the isolation of morphine from dried latex, or opium, of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum in 1806 [2].
Mumbai In an anti-drug initiative, the police yesterday raided 80 hectares of agriculture land under opium poppy cultivation in two villages in Beed district and arrested eight farmers for growing the crop illegally.
The largest areas of opium poppy cultivation are in the violent south of the country, where it can be hard to make money on legal crops and where criminal networks exist to buy and sell the poppy crop.
The source of opium is the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, one of the few species of Papaver that produces opium.