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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

2014-10-24 23:00:53

There is a clear trend in consumers around the world towards organic living. Liquid Investments provide insight into why organic food is no longer considered a niche market, and the reason behind its move towards the mainstream. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Diogo Mendes, country analyst for Liquid Investments based in Fortaleza, Brazil, considers “increased health awareness, higher incomes and rising recognition of the environmental benefits from organic farming to be the major reasons for...

2014-10-23 23:04:44

Hendersonville-based pest control company, U.S. Pest, releases an adorable, new video for kids named “The Lovely Insect Show,” providing an introduction to various types of household pests. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Parents now have the perfect resource to teach their children about insects, which can be viewed at http://www.uspest.com/blog/lovely-insect-show/. The video, entitled “The Lovely Insect Show,” was created by Hendersonville-based pest control company U.S....

2014-10-23 20:25:51

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Agricultural Biotechnology in US$ Million by the following Groups/Segments: Transgenic Seeds/Crops (Soybean, Corn, Cotton, & Others), and Biopesticides. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. The regions analyzed in the report for GM crops include the following: US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America,...

2014-10-23 12:29:12

Research and product development aimed at increasing crop yields while reducing chemicals in agriculture MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inocucor Technologies, Inc. and McGill University have signed a research and licensing agreement to co-produce a new class of sustainable bio-stimulant products for large-scale agriculture that have the potential to increase crop yields by at least 10 to 15 percent. Inocucor's patented technology, developed by founders Dr. Maggie...

2014-10-23 12:22:58

Global Agrochemicals Industry 2014-2019: Trends, Profit, and Forecast Analysis IRVING, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The agrochemicals industry consists of fertilizers and pesticides. Fertilizers include phosphate, potash, and nitrogenous fertilizers. Fertilizers act as nutrients for crops to boost agricultural yield. Pesticides are the crop protection chemicals that protect crops against pests, fungus, and other biological agents that harm crop growth. Pesticides include...

2014-10-23 08:39:45

Project Began in the 1970s as Regional Initiative, Has Since Expanded Internationally WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from a multistate dry bean production and nutrition project recently met to discuss the project's goals for the next five years. The project, titled W-2150 Breeding Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) for Resistance to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses, Sustainable Production, and Enhanced Nutritional Value, has come a long way since its establishment...

2014-10-23 08:28:42

LODI, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gnarly Head, producer of bold, sophisticated wines, announces the launch of two seasonally-focused programs, including a limited release wine and holiday-themed selfie app targeted toward wine consumers now through the end of the year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/153884 Channeling Gnarly Head's signature fruit-driven style with concentrated black fruit flavors, Authentic Black is a dark, inky Petite Sirah-based blend...

2014-10-22 23:14:31

All Botanical’s brand offers multiple health benefits from nature’s nutritional powerhouse Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Your workout can now get an extra edge thanks to hemp, a trusted nutritional supplement. Hemp is prominently featured in Green Magic’s line of fitness products, which are now available for purchase on Amazon.com, the world’s largest online marketplace. "When you make hemp products, the idea is to combine all the best elements of the plant and the...

2014-10-22 23:11:54

Green Power Asheville, a student group at AB-Tech Community College, is cooperating with local filmmaker Jeremy Seifert, the French Broad Food Co-op, and Living Web Farms to educate the community about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A free movie screening and panel discussion will be held on October 30th. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Environmentally conscious and concerned students of AB Tech have united as a campus sustainability group: Green Power Asheville (GP-AVL)....

2014-10-22 23:04:40

A special issue of Rangelands explores California's diverse plant and wildlife species. Meanwhile these articles address changes in agricultural production, land usage, and shifts by people from urban to rural areas all in an attempt to answer the question: "What does this mean for range management?" (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Rangelands—California’s rangelands feature an enormous diversity of plant and wildlife species. Identifying this diversity and how it influences the...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

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...

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