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2014-06-03 23:13:45

Matt Whalen, the superintendent at Cheyenne Country Club in Wyoming, reduced water use on the course by over 50% as a result of following the “Sustainable Golf maintenance practices” promoted by Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company. Whalen reports that his course now has the best quality conditions he has seen in decades. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The golf industry is facing serious problems with declining players, reduced maintenance budgets, and the worst drought in the...

2014-06-03 23:10:04

Younique Products has selected Peach State Integrated Technologies to develop the product flow, processes and layout/design for its new Distribution Center in Lehi, Utah. Peach State will work directly with the Younique team to develop a 5-year strategy for the facility that optimizes the current fulfillment process while also providing pre-determined expansion points for incremental growth as volumes continue to increase. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Younique Products has...

2014-06-03 23:03:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The Initiative will provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the...

2014-06-03 23:02:36

To prevent lawns and plants from fading in the summer heat, The Grounds Guys offer summer watering techniques to help keep your lawns and plants green, plush, and blooming all summer long. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Summer is here and this means lawns and plants are back in full bloom. To prevent lawns and plants from fading in the summer heat, The Grounds Guys offer summer watering techniques to help keep your lawns and plants green, plush, and blooming all summer long. Watering...

2014-06-03 23:00:53

This week individuals across the nation are celebrating the fifth annual Hemp History Week. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Cannabis Now Magazine featured the historic first hemp crop grown in the U.S. in decades on the cover of its latest issue. Photographer Kim Sidwell's cover image, showcased in the publication driven to enlighten and educate the public on the legitimate and beneficial side of cannabis, demonstrates a celebration of cannabis’ long demonized cousin and a return...

2014-06-03 20:20:30

Land attributable to ethanol will drop from current 25% to as little as 11% of U.S. corn acres CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A too common error made in reporting the amount of land used for U.S. ethanol production is to measure the amount of grain shipped to ethanol manufacturers, compute the number of acres required to produce the grain and end the analysis there. This analysis is a gross oversimplification that leads one to incorrectly conclude that 40% or more of U.S. corn...

Betrayal Of The Aphids
2014-06-03 14:58:11

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. Buchnera, the bacterium, benefits also because it cannot grow outside the aphid. This mutually beneficial relationship is sabotaged, however, by the bacterium which proceeds to betray the aphid, a research team led by...

2014-06-03 12:28:50

Contest Encouraged Americans to Exhibit Their Commitment to the Environment WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Press the President, an online collaborative blog, has donated $500 to Trustees of the Reservation on behalf of Krista Jakes, the winner of the "Go Green" Photo Contest. Press the President challenged Americans to have consideration for the environment by "going green." The website's editors held an online photo contest to submit photos of how they and their families are...

2014-06-03 08:32:08

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company"), a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce results of a market study by leading Hispanic infomercial producer, Doral Studios, of hemp based products for the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Doral Studios Inc. d/b/a RC Television Production has produced English and Spanish speaking infomercials for over...

2014-06-03 08:23:25

Service Provides 3-D Soil Mapping and Analysis SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new agronomic service that is part of its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The new service, Soil Information System(TM) (SIS) solution, provides farmers and their trusted advisors with in-depth 3-D soil data they can use to make more informed decisions about their crop production goals. The SIS data is accessed through Connected Farm and can be used with...


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British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Braunvieh Cattle
2014-07-12 11:25:18

The Braunvieh is a breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland. They were originally imported to the United States during the 1800s and a modern breed was formed, the Brown Swiss. The Brown Swiss have been crossed back with the European stock of Braunvieh. The Braunvieh were reintroduced to the United States in 1983 by Harlan Doeschot from Firth, Nebraska. The Braunvieh is a docile but easy to work with breed. It has excellent milking ability, fine beef quality and reproductive...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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