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2014-08-25 23:03:38

The North American Seed Treatment Market report defines and segments the seed treatment market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-seed-treatment-4213768065.html (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The North American Seed Treatment Market report defines and segments the seed treatment market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The seed treatment market in North America is projected to grow from $1,409.8...

2014-08-25 23:02:27

The Weed Science Society of America has announced the agenda for the national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held in the Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue; participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in resistance issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the agenda for a national...

2014-08-25 20:21:31

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in South Dakota-based AgSense (www.agsense.net). The acquisition further extends Valmont's leading offerings in remote monitoring and control technology for agriculture. AgSense's cutting edge global WagNet network...

2014-08-25 16:20:55

-- Minimize Revenue and Productivity Losses with a Proactive Approach and Pesticide-Free Treatments -- FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed bugs are a public health issue that continues to plague office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, libraries, and other workplaces. Bell Environmental Services, a leader in pesticide-free bed bug control, advises companies and organizations to take a proactive approach to bed bugs by preparing an action plan. No business is at fault...

2014-08-25 08:29:03

Met the changing market conditions, optimized products mix HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Summary -- Revenue was approximately RMB5,973 million, representing a decrease of approximately 10.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Gross profit was approximately RMB506 million, representing a decrease of approximately 15.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was approximately...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

2014-08-24 23:00:16

Harney & Sons Fine Teas, celebrating thirty years and three generations of master tea blending, honors the life and legacy of Founder John Harney on August 26, 2014, donating 30% of sales to The Marine Scholarship Fund and offering free shipping to customers on their website. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Harney & Sons Fine Teas, celebrating thirty years and three generations of master tea blending, honors the life and legacy of Founder John Harney on August 26, 2014,...

2014-08-22 23:06:24

Celebrity Kids to try Kabrita Gentle Goat Milk Foods Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Goats are taking over Beverly Hills as Kabrita, The Gentle Goat Milk Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room. Celebrities and their little ones will have a chance to try the best new products for kids on August 23 at the Beverly Hills Hilton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for L.A. families in need along the way! “We’re so excited to...

2014-08-22 23:03:58

The Latin America Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/latin-america-pesticides-4348109195.html (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The Latin America Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The pesticides market in Latin America is estimated to grow from $8,832.85 million in 2013 to...

2014-08-22 16:23:57

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming Inc. do not want to be forced to pay 3 percent of their wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is refusing to count the votes in a flagrant attempt to help the UFW rob the workers of their hard-earned money. Workers and their families and supporters will...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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