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2014-08-13 16:22:06

DALLAS, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the report "Feed Enzymes Market by Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Ruminants, Aquatic Animals & Others), by Types (Phytase, Protease & Non-starch Polysaccharides enzymes) & by Geography -Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, defines the feed enzymes market and segments it into different types, livestock, and geographies with analyses and projections of the market size of each of these segments...

Is The Western Wall In Jerusalem Wearing Away?
2014-08-13 03:48:17

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Discovery Of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques Visitors to the Western Wall in Jerusalem can see that some of its stones are extremely eroded. This is good news for people placing prayer notes in the wall's cracks and crevices, but presents a problem for engineers concerned about the structure’s stability. The Western Wall is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the courtyard of the Jewish Temple in...

2014-08-12 23:10:29

The Children's Environmental Health Network and the American Academy of Pediatrics comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed revisions for the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard with respect to pesticides. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better protect agricultural workers and pesticide...

2014-08-12 23:01:37

The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states. The study found that organic farmers most often use mechanical and cultural methods of weed control including crop rotation, between-row cultivation, primary tillage, and cover cropping. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Weed Science - Organic farmers report that weeds are one of the biggest obstacles to the production of organic crops. In the field of organic...

2014-08-12 12:25:29

PALATINE BRIDGE, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fattoria di Limone, a premium brand of American-made limoncello, announces a creative partnership with renowned painter and sculptor John van Orsouw. Artwork created by Mr. van Orsouw will be prominently featured on Fattoira di Limone labels and in other brand materials. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140807/134280 John van Orsouw, who was born in the Netherlands, describes his work as joyous and colorful, with a kinetic...

2014-08-11 23:06:30

Tea Leaves Health is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Online Registration Center (“ORC” at onlineregistrationcenter.com), a well-respected provider of web-based event registration management since 1996. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Tea Leaves Health is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Online Registration Center (“ORC” at onlineregistrationcenter.com), a well-respected provider of web-based event registration management since 1996. The ORC is...

2014-08-11 20:25:44

BOERNE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chickens can be used to help maintain and strengthen the health of your garden. Having a flock of chickens in your backyard is beneficial in several ways. A single chicken can bio recycle about seven pounds of food residuals in a month. If 2,000 households raised three hens, it could divert 252 tons of waste from landfills annually. A flock of hens will also perform most of the labor of having to "turn" your compost pile by scratching...

2014-08-11 12:29:31

DUBLIN, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Alfalfa Hay Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Alfalfa Hay Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Alfalfa Hay industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

2014-08-08 23:03:03

The European Phosphatic Fertilizers Market report defines and segments the phosphatic fertilizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-phosphatic-fertilizers-8622578835.html (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The European Phosphatic Fertilizers Market report defines and segments the phosphatic fertilizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The phosphatic fertilizers market in Europe is estimated to grow from...

Skull Shape Risk Factors May Help In The Welfare Of Toy Dog Breeds
2014-08-08 03:47:52

University of Bristol New research has identified two significant risk factors associated with painful neurological diseases in the skull shape of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS). The findings could help in tackling these conditions in toy dog breeds and could be used in breeding guidelines. The study conducted by undergraduate student, Thomas Mitchell, from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, and supervised by Dr Clare Rusbridge, is published online in...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Chato Murciano
2014-08-27 09:39:21

The Chato Murciano is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Murcia in Spain and is the only remaining breed of pig that is native to that area. It was first developed when the Spanish found that their pigs were not meeting their standards, so they bred the Murciano with other pigs including Berkshires, large whites, Victorias, and Tamworths. This created a breed that was and is used for its bacon and meat. The Chato Murciano was named after its place of origin and its short nose....

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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