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Colony Collapse Disorder May Also Be Due To Sunspots

Colony Collapse Disorder May Also Be Due To Sunspots

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) emerged in 2006 when beekeepers and scientists noticed that significantly large numbers of adult honey bees were leaving their hives, never to return. This...

Latest Agriculture Stories

2014-09-29 23:13:15

SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in all agricultural food and non-food crops. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today the EPA approval of SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC, a highly effective new tool for organic growers. SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in...

2014-09-29 23:05:32

The Nitrogenous Fertilizers in Grains & Oilseeds market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue.http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/applications/nitrogenous-fertilizers-in-grains-oilseeds-7398221603.html (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Nitrogenous Fertilizers-Grains & Oilseeds market has been pegged at $61,529.5m in the year 2013 growing at 2.4% annually and is projected to reach $69,158.5m by the end of the year 2018. Browse through the TOC of the...

2014-09-29 23:03:36

A study featured in the journal Weed Technology tested the seed retention of four dominant weed species plaguing Australian crop production. A high seed retention rate (with low early shatter rates) shows potential for the use of harvest weed seedsystems to reduce the amount of seed from being reintroduced into the field. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Eliminating weed seeds before they can establish new plants is a practical and effective means of weed control in crop farming in...

2014-09-29 16:27:11

Geographical Indications, Reallocated Cheese Quotas Would Restrict U.S. Access to Canadian Markets WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The text of the European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) released at the end of last week contains provisions on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocates a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU. The U.S. dairy industry expressed concern today that these...

2014-09-29 08:24:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) applauds President Obama for directing federal agencies to investigate and make a definitive statement on the causes behind bee health decline. Accurate scientific identification of the problems afflicting honey bees is essential for ensuring that scarce resources are effectively expended to protect American pollinators. To provide the President's Pollinator Health Task Force with the most...

2014-09-26 16:24:50

Success of OTA event demonstrates huge interest in organic WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mom shared a picture of her toddler watering their organic vegetable garden, a college student asked about the stringency of organic standards, a diabetic adhering to a gluten-free diet appreciated the organic recipes and an influential Capitol Hill reporter tweeted to her thousands of followers about Organic Palooza. That's just a smattering of the reaction and buzz...

2014-09-25 23:13:11

New flavor combinations showcase the fertile soil of Senegal Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Gourmet by Nature has announced the expansion of its line of teas into the United States, bringing new and exotic flavor combinations to the American market. Gourmet by Nature is a French company with close ties to Senegal. The teas are grown and processed on farms in the African nation. This allows Gourmet by Nature to tap into thousands of years of agricultural experience from the...

2014-09-25 23:07:41

LED Lighting Company, Solid Apollo LED, introduces a new line of 3 energy saving LED Grow Lights ready to increase indoor growing year round. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Solid Apollo LED introduces 3 new LED Grow Lights, bringing the growing benefits of sunlight for year round plant growth indoors. The LED Grow Lights have been specifically engineered to match the required sunlight plants require, and are perfect for bringing light to areas as small as a shelf to as large as a...

2014-09-25 23:04:16

Consolidation activity will continue to change the landscape of the industry and create larger farms that are more efficient and technologically advanced. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Dairy Farms industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Dairy Farms industry has teetered on the edge of growth in the five years to 2014. Industry revenue displayed an average annual decline during the...

2014-09-25 16:27:49

WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Did you know you can get a free unofficial grain grade this harvest? You still have time to register for the Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program for 2014. In fact, because of this year's late harvest, you may sign up until October 31, 2014. If you are already registered, please send us your sample as soon as you can. The Harvest Sample Program is voluntary and free to participate in. Participating producers get important...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'