Latest Apiaceae Stories

2011-11-20 08:00:00

The Vegetable Production Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 318 resources to its Carrot category.

2011-05-31 16:32:00

USDA, PDA Successfully Working to Eliminate Poisonous Weed HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is winning its battle against Giant Hogweed, a noxious, invasive weed that can cause blistering and scarring on the skin of susceptible people, but more work remains. "Nearly 80 percent of the known Giant Hogweed sites have been eradicated, thanks to the effective teamwork between the U.S.

2009-07-30 11:41:00

Potter County 'Hunt' Shows Decrease in Plants HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Giant Hogweed Eradication Program is proving successful in eliminating the noxious and invasive weed that can cause skin blistering and scarring on susceptible people, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today.

2009-05-22 15:56:00

Noxious Weed Found in Forward Township, Evans City HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning residents of Forward Township in Evans City, Butler County, that Giant Hogweed, a noxious and invasive weed that can cause blistering and scarring on the skin of susceptible people, has been confirmed in their area. Located along the Pittsburgh/Buffalo railroad tracks at the intersection of Spithaler School and Ash Stop roads, and at the...

2008-09-18 03:00:18

By Tabanca, Nurhayat More than just a source of flavoring for sweets or liqueurs, the anise plant, Pimpinella sp., is turning out to be a potential source of new pharmaceuticals and agrochemical agents.

2008-08-14 00:00:24

By Emily Beament Invasive animals and plants which have been released or seed themselves into the wild are causing havoc on the UK's rivers and canals, according to British Waterways.

2008-01-30 13:25:00

What could be lower than the lowly parsnip, a root once prized for its portable starchiness but which was long ago displaced by the more palatable potato? Perhaps only the parsnip webworm gets less respect. An age-old enemy of the parsnip, the webworm is one of very few insects able to overcome the plant’s chemical defenses. The tenacious parsnip webworm has followed the weedy version of the parsnip in its transit from its ancestral home in Eurasia to Europe, North America and –...

2007-06-20 17:55:08

Watch your step when you pull off the road. That's the warning from state environmental officials to people who want to avoid a burning, blistering itch that could last for months.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.