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08:51 Sep 22, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: cultivars
This term is used in greenhouse technology. It is a noun. Is there such a word as "cultiverio?"
Ana
Spanish translation:cultivares
Explanation:
Eurodicautom gives this equivalent. A Google search will turn up scads of hits that confirm it. Here is the Britannica's explanation of the term: "The isolation and production of superior types known as cultivars are the very keystones of horticulture. Plant breeding, the systematic improvement of plants through the application of genetic principles, has placed improvement of horticultural plants on a scientific basis. The raw material of improvement is found in the great variation that exists between cultivated plants and related wild species. The incorporation of these changes into cultivars adapted to specific geographical areas requires a knowledge of the theoretical basis of heredity and art and the skill to discover, perpetuate, and combine these small but fundamental differences in plant material. The goal of the plant breeder is to create superior crop varieties. The cultivated variety, or cultivar, can be defined as a group of crop plants having similar but distinguishable characteristics. The term cultivar has various meanings, however, depending on the mode of reproduction of the crop. With reference to asexually propagated crops, the term cultivar means any particular clone considered of sufficient value to be graced with a name. With reference to sexually propagated crops, the concept of cultivar depends on the method of pollination. The cultivar in self-pollinated crops is basically a particular homozygous genotype, a pure line. In cross-pollinated crops the cultivar is not necessarily typified by any one plant but sometimes by a particular plant population, which at any one time is composed of genetically distinguishable individuals."
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xxxJon Zuber
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Thanks for your help. This was exactly the word I needed! It makes so much more sense now. Thanks to everyone for your input, too.
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Summary of answers provided
nacultivaresxxxJon Zuber
nain botanicals you have these two meanings:
Luz Bordenkircher
naCultivo, huerto, plantación, sembrado, parcela, plantíoGeisha (Angie) Hayes
nacultivo
Elinor Thomas


  

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25 mins
cultivo


Explanation:
The noun for cultivar (the verb) is cultivo.

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
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30 mins
Cultivo, huerto, plantación, sembrado, parcela, plantío


Explanation:
It depends on how its used. But any of these should work. It also depends on whether they are talking about flowers, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and so on.

El huerto is usually used with vegetables. El sembrado can be used with pretty much any kind of plants, flowers.
La cultivación.
La plantación, el huerto, el sembrado, la parcela, el plantío.

I hope this helps.
Good Luck!



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Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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32 mins
in botanicals you have these two meanings:


Explanation:
"variedad de cultivos" (it would probably apply to a greenhouse because there is variety of plants)

"cosecha" or harvest

instead of using "cultiverio" which in fact does not exist, use "cultivo"

Good Luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
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2 hrs
cultivares


Explanation:
Eurodicautom gives this equivalent. A Google search will turn up scads of hits that confirm it. Here is the Britannica's explanation of the term: "The isolation and production of superior types known as cultivars are the very keystones of horticulture. Plant breeding, the systematic improvement of plants through the application of genetic principles, has placed improvement of horticultural plants on a scientific basis. The raw material of improvement is found in the great variation that exists between cultivated plants and related wild species. The incorporation of these changes into cultivars adapted to specific geographical areas requires a knowledge of the theoretical basis of heredity and art and the skill to discover, perpetuate, and combine these small but fundamental differences in plant material. The goal of the plant breeder is to create superior crop varieties. The cultivated variety, or cultivar, can be defined as a group of crop plants having similar but distinguishable characteristics. The term cultivar has various meanings, however, depending on the mode of reproduction of the crop. With reference to asexually propagated crops, the term cultivar means any particular clone considered of sufficient value to be graced with a name. With reference to sexually propagated crops, the concept of cultivar depends on the method of pollination. The cultivar in self-pollinated crops is basically a particular homozygous genotype, a pure line. In cross-pollinated crops the cultivar is not necessarily typified by any one plant but sometimes by a particular plant population, which at any one time is composed of genetically distinguishable individuals."

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 83
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Thanks for your help. This was exactly the word I needed! It makes so much more sense now. Thanks to everyone for your input, too.
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