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2015-04-27 16:26:45

LONDON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian pesticides market can be characterized as actively developing: for 7 years from 2008 to 2014 the market had grown in 1.5 times.

2015-04-24 23:01:34

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers a complete line of solutions to address the growing threat of bird flu to poultry

2015-04-24 12:27:52

ODENTON, Md., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective May 1, 2015, software license prices for the Operation and Agriculture Supply Information System (OASIS) Ultra-light and Standard Editions are

2015-04-24 12:22:50

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America urea fertilizers market is estimated to grow from $5,135.3 million in 2014 to $5,885.4 million by 2019,

2015-04-23 23:02:34

Planet Smoothie launches new smoothie line with trending ingredients including passion fruit, tart cherry juice and chia seeds. (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

2015-04-23 12:33:34

Organic farmers' council confronts supply challenges with creative solutions WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For forty years, Tilth Producers of Washington has

2015-04-22 23:11:06

The Matcha Tea Business Resource Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 Sage Group®, (http://www.teareport.com),

2015-04-22 23:10:58

EcoRaider launches new ecommerce website and offers free shipping for customers during the month of April. North Bergen, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 More

2015-04-22 16:25:20

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day, Wholesome!(TM) celebrates 14 years of sustainable,

2015-04-22 16:23:58

ETwater Technology Solutions Provider Introduces an Advanced New Solution to Excess Water Use NOVATO, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 45(th) anniversary of Earth Day brings increased


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Santa Cruz Sheep
2014-11-07 09:29:24

The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...

Roslag Sheep
2014-11-03 12:51:10

The Roslag sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is thought to have originated in Roslagen, Sweden and it is known to be a descendant of remnant flocks of the Swedish landrace sheep breeds. This breed is small, with rams weighing up to 110 pounds and ewes weighing between 80 and 90 pounds. Its wool is typically white or ivory in color, although in can be bicolored or black, and it contains a curly or straight top coat of guard hair and an undercoat of thick wool. Rams will grow horns while...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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