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Dwindling Wind May Tip Predator-Prey Balance

Dwindling Wind May Tip Predator-Prey Balance

Chris Barncard, University of Wisconsin-Madison Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air — and the soybeans — were still? Rising...

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2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-23 12:24:09

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- Kellogg pledges to train 15,000 smallholder farmers to improve livelihoods, climate resiliency #Climate2014 http://ow.ly/BOAXP -- Climate Summit announcement from @KelloggCompany supports smallholders in reducing GHG emissions, improve resiliency http://ow.ly/BOAXP Kellogg Company announced today a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world at...

2014-09-23 12:23:56

Lawn Food, Liquid Lawn Food and Solo Packs, natural fertilizers and plant food meet the demand for chemical-free products that boost curb appeal. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorful mums and green lawns may be the lure of fall landscaping, however caring for yards this time of year not only boosts curb appeal now, it also ensures lush lawn and plants come spring. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, particularly for climates like the...

2014-09-22 23:12:50

An investment in a greenhouse requires basic planning to answer a few key questions about designs and materials from which to choose. Gothic Arch Greenhouses provides the answers to those entering the search for a greenhouse thus arming the buyer with site specific knowledge that helps quickly narrow the search. Mobile. AL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Purchasing greenhouse starter kits or related materials from an established trusted source helps ensure a positive outcome. Gothic Arch...

2014-09-22 23:02:12

Farmers work long, hard hours during harvest season. Grinnell Mutual asks farmers to make safety count during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 21-27) and protect what matters. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Farmers work long, hard hours during harvest season. Grinnell Mutual asks farmers to make safety count during National Farm Safety and Health Week and protect what matters. “Everyone thinks it doesn’t happen to them and it won’t happen to them. It only takes one time,”...

2014-09-22 12:33:10

DALLAS, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Seed Coating Materials Market by Type (Polymers, Colorants, Binders, and Other Additives), by Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables) & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Seed Coating Materials Market is projected to grow from $924.50 Million in 2013 to $1,426.78 Million by 2019, with a CAGR of 7.5% from...

2014-09-21 23:01:11

ReportsnReports.com adds “Controlled-release Fertilizers Market by Type (Condensation Products of Urea, Coated & Encapsulated Fertilizers, & N Stabilizers), by Crop Type, & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Controlled-release or slow-release fertilizers (CRFs or SRFs) are also known as enhanced efficiency fertilizers. These fertilizers release nutrients slowly or gradually into the soil at...

2014-09-19 23:08:09

Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the farming and agriculture industry to provide useful date that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. Clackamas, OR (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the http:// Farming and Agriculture Industry to provide useful data that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. ATI provides data through...

2014-09-19 23:06:59

Barnhardt's Organic Cotton is 100 percent Biobased. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine...

2014-09-19 23:03:11

Cover crops, gypsum applications and a new initiative to develop whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality were key topics discussed at media event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Water quality and strategies for managing phosphorus in farm fields are hot topics, especially in light of recent drinking water issues in Toledo, Ohio. A group of experts gathered September 16 at The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review (FSR) to discuss practical...


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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...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Welsh Harlequin
2014-09-08 20:14:56

The Welsh harlequin is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in Wales during the twentieth century. Its development began in 1949, when Leslie Bonnet found a coloration mutation in one member of his flock of Khaki Campbells. By 1968, after selectively breeding his flock to hold this color, eggs that would hatch successfully were brought to the United States and later live ducks were imported. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2001. The Welsh...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
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