Latest Amaranth Stories

2012-06-07 23:02:28

Bayer CropScience confirms event dates for 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 In a growing number of fields across this vast country, herbicide-resistant weeds are towering over valuable crops, their branches dripping thousands of stubborn seeds that if left unchecked will infest fields and choke out profits for years to come. In the Mid-South, crews of workers are chopping pigweed that resemble small trees. These all too common sights in the Mid-South are threatening to...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

The geographical and health sciences website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of geographical and health science. The latest reviews cover Aurora borealis which are the Northern Lights caused by radiation emitted as light from atoms in the upper atmosphere as they are hit by fast-moving electrons and protons, and bayam which is amaranth, a herb with approximately 60 species and inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple to red and gold. The latest...

2010-09-22 07:50:00

Indian researchers have developed a genetically enhanced potato that is chock-full of protein and has increased levels of amino acids. Scientists published a paper on their modifications in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, saying they hoped the protein-packed potato would find more acceptance because it uses a gene from the amaranth seed. "Because potato constitutes an important part of the diet of many people in developed as well as developing countries, it...

2010-06-30 11:38:00

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announces the launch of a new encapsulated formulation of acetochlor designed for cotton and soybean acres in 2010 has proven successful. The new product was used as MON 63410 Herbicide by farmers this season and will be available widely for 2011 as Warrant(TM) Herbicide. "Farmers and our retail customers in the Cotton Belt and the Midwest have provided great feedback on Warrant's control of tough weeds...

2010-06-22 11:35:09

A few sturdy species of weed are proving to be a fair fight for Roundup weed killer. At least 10 weed species are withstanding the blow of Roundup in at least 22 states.  Some of the species, such as Palmer amaranth in Arkansas and water hemp and marestail in Illinois, grow fast and big, producing tens of thousands of seeds. "It's getting to be a big deal," Mike Plumer told the Associated Press (AP). Plumer, a 61-year-old farmer and University of Illinois agronomist who grows soybeans...

2010-02-02 10:23:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the sales of a new formulation of acetochlor for early post-emergence use in cotton and soybeans. The product will be marketed as MON 63410 Herbicide for the 2010 growing season. Upon receipt of state registrations or approvals, it will be introduced primarily for those areas of the Southeast, Mid-South and Midwestern...

2010-01-18 15:49:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study entitled "Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri" from a research team including Monsanto scientists Dafu Wang and Douglas Sammons echoes conclusions from The Organic Center (TOC) report "Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years." Published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in December 2009, the Monsanto-funded...

2009-11-12 17:34:00

LOVES PARK, Ill., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rachael Ray Show fans across the United States will discover the great taste and crunch of one of the hottest selling, new cracker brands in the U.S. A testament to the great taste, incredible health benefits, and superior quality of the product, Crunchmaster® Multi-Seed Crackers are being featured on Rachael Ray's daytime talk show as Rachael's Snack of the Day on November 13, 2009. For their snacking pleasure, audience...

Latest Amaranth Reference Libraries

2005-07-12 10:26:47

The cockscombs are edible and ornamental plants named for their brightly colored flower heads, comprising the genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae (subfamily Amaranthoideae). They are similar in appearance and uses to the amaranths. Silver cockscomb is grown as a leaf vegetable and pseudo-cereal, especially in West and Central Africa and Southeast Asia. It is also the most important leaf vegetable of southern Nigeria. The crested cockscomb is a common garden ornamental plant in...

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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.