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Space Cherry Tree Stuns With Rapid Growth
2014-04-14 04:06:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A cherry tree sapling growing from seeds that were sent to space by Japanese scientists in 2008 has stunned botanists with its astonishing growth, as its buds have appeared about six years earlier than usual. According to Julian Ryall of the South China Morning Post, cherry trees typically take about a decade before their buds first appear, but the one resulting from a pip sent to the International Space Station five years ago as...

2012-02-03 18:40:00

Westbridge Agricultural Products announces that the EPA has approved Blossom Protect as a biopesticide for controlling fire blight in apple and pear orchards in the United States. Fire blight causes serious damage each year to pome fruit trees throughout America. Blossom Protect is approved for organic production. It leaves no chemical residue, is safe for humans and animals and is harmless to bees and beneficials. Blossom Protect is available for the 2012 growing season. Vista, CA (PRWEB)...

2011-04-20 09:59:00

DURHAM, N.C., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in full bloom and starting this Earth Day (April 22, 2011), Burt's Bees wants to help celebrate natural beauties and honor their favorite pollinator, the bee, through their Lips Go Bloom tab on the Burt's Bees® Facebook page. When you share a "virtual bloom" with a natural beauty in your life through June 3, 2011, Burt's Bees will make a $1 contribution to the Pollinator Partnership, up to $25,000. Help Burt's Bees...

2011-03-03 23:28:48

Research provides good news for stone fruit growers Blossom or fruitlet thinning is a labor-intensive part of commercial peach and nectarine production. The use of mechanical string blossom thinners has been shown to reduce labor requirements and improve fruit size in peach crops, but stone fruit producers have needed more information about the range of thinning times. New research from Tara Auxt Baugher and colleagues from The Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Cooperative...

2010-04-02 11:06:00

DOOR COUNTY, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine thousands of acres of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms, brilliant displays of daffodils and tulips in public and private gardens, and quiet forests carpeted with wildflowers. Add to that a variety of events along with special lodging packages complete with dining and activities and you've got a memorable Midwestern spring getaway ready to bloom on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. (Photo:...

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2009-12-11 11:20:53

Mechanical thinner prototype promises savings for producers, superior fruit for consumers As consumer demand for premium fruit increases, growers are being challenged to bring consistently high-quality fruit to market. And to boost their bottom line, orchard owners are experimenting with new techniques that can increase fruit quality while reducing labor costs. Hand thinning, a common practice employed by growers to produce larger, healthier fruit, is among the most labor-intensive of orchard...

2009-02-27 08:47:00

Whether you're in search of amazing flowers, great customer service or just something new, Beyond Blossoms is the place for you. They present great-looking arrangements while offering same-day flower delivery. NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Blossoms provides its customers with the highest class flowers available. They send flowers from florists Nationwide, the United States and Canada; there are no wilted or aged flowers in your bouquet. If you want something new you can find it...

2005-08-17 13:55:00

The blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated in many places including the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, or Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan, because they tell us that spring has finally arrived. As we all know, most plants make flowers only at certain times of the year, the spring blooms of cherry trees being but one example. Plants can use several cues from the environment to choose the season that is right for flowering. For example, some plants such as tulips will not flower unless...

2004-11-26 06:00:07

SIX months after the birth of her daughter, Blossom, EastEnders star Kacey Ainsworth is the one who's really blossoming. She's already shed most of the two and a half stone she put on during her pregnancy and is looking fantastic. And even though Kacey's lucky enough to have a personal trainer, her weight-loss secret is the oldest trick in the book - breast- feeding. "The whole breast-feeding thing is totally sold the wrong way," says Kacey, 35. "It's always marketed in an Earth...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'