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No Bed Of Roses Ten Things To Know About Sunflowers

No Bed Of Roses: Ten Things To Know About Sunflowers

Provided by Cheryl Dybas, NSF As fall fields turn bright with color, what might we learn from roadside rows of sunflowers - and the sunflower seeds widely used to feed birds in colder weather? Scientists are finding that answers to...

Latest Agriculture Stories

2014-10-22 12:32:10

Gourmet variety is the newest to come from the Maine-based tomato farm MADISON, Maine, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Backyard Farms, the largest grower of year-round tomatoes in New England, announced the addition of the Somerset Pink to its family of tomatoes. A rare breed that requires great care to grow and is a favorite among tomato connoisseurs for its incredible taste, the Somerset Pink is a full-flavored beefsteak tomato that is known for its delicate balance of sweetness and...

2014-10-22 08:37:15

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hemp, Inc. (OTCBB: HEMP) focuses on supplying services, products, and information related to the medical marijuana industry or to those who have an affinity for the medical marijuana industry. The company is designing a Website to offer news, issues, entertainment, and education on medical cannabis issues; developing proprietary software for transaction processing, MIS, loyalty program, and social network management; and producing video...

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing crop production for family farmers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A group of professional business men have formed a team and are launching a new company in Ghana, West Africa. This newly formed organization aims to implement sustainable agriculture, to help local family farmers...

2014-10-21 23:12:05

The latest release of Patientology™ features robust options that increase the functionality, accountability and reporting capabilities for patients and prospects. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The latest release of Patientology™ features robust options that increase the functionality, accountability and reporting capabilities for patients and prospects. In addition to improvements in the way demographics and patient/prospect encounters are displayed and filtered, the...

2014-10-21 23:05:32

What will American home gardeners be growing in 2015? A sneak peek at the new product offerings from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. offers a glimpse into the future of home gardens across all growing zones. WARMINSTER, Penn. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 What will American home gardeners be growing in 2015? A sneak peek at the new product offerings from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. offers a glimpse into the future of home gardens across all growing zones. Welcome to the earliest-ever preview of new...

2014-10-21 16:22:47

OTA launches new Farmstead Membership category WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin family has been farming in southern Vermont for nine generations. A family operation with one son helping full-time and two others pitching in on weekends, the certified organic dairy farm stays busy raising and milking some 52 dairy cows, along with producing fresh organic eggs and farm-raised organic beef, and some of the best-tasting organic maple syrup in Vermont....

2014-10-21 12:24:20

Research Shows 77% of Americans Support Humane Treatment of Feral Cats CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Anne Beall faced a dilemma; find a solution to the rat infestation that plagued her community or sell her Chicago Lakeview home. Research led her to the Cats at Work Program which became the impetus for her latest book entitled Community Cats: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats. There are an estimated 89 million outdoor cats in the US and there are 8,000 working cats...

2014-10-21 08:27:07

PORTLAND, Oregon, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Herbicides Market -(Type, Mode of Action, Crop Type, Geography) Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", indicates that the global herbicide market would reach $31.5 billion by 2020, registering CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020. Asia-Pacific is the dominant market in terms of consumption of herbicides (around two...

2014-10-20 23:01:46

The Weed Science Society of America has announced that the slides and webcast of the September scientific summit on herbicide resistance will be available for free online. The event featured participants from over 100 cities around the world and included growers, scientists, public policy makers, and others interested in the impact of herbicide-resistant weeds and agricultural productivity. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 On the heels of its September scientific summit on...

2014-10-20 23:00:36

Silicon Valley 100% Kona coffee and award-winning tea e-tailer Pooki’s Mahi is pleased to now offer a custom fusions tea collection. The new teas are now available to wholesalers and retailers worldwide at lower prices with shipping included to the Lower 48 states (US only). Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Silicon Valley etailer startup announced today the launch of Pooki’s Mahi’s Custom Fusion Tea Collection. The collection fulfill customers’ request for fruitier,...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.