Latest Botany Stories

2014-07-10 23:07:40

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in crop production. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Ag Seeds announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing fourth quarter on RFD-TV. American Farmer will explore Ag Seeds, founded in 1975, whose mission is to identify and sell genetics that are adapted to the changing needs of California Agriculture and that contribute to the sustainable production of safe and nutritious food. American Farmer will...

2014-07-09 23:02:22

The Weed Science Society of America has announced that it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society in Savannah, GA from July 13-16. The meeting will draw scientists, educators, and public officials from all over the country to discuss invasive aquatic plants and effective management techniques. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting...

2014-07-09 23:01:48

While olive growers in Australia have struggled over the past five years, food trends and trends in consumer consumption are set to aid industry growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Olive Growing in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Over the past five years, the Olive Growing industry has grown from a low base due to disastrous weather conditions caused by drought. In 2009-10...

2014-07-08 23:09:02

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Spices and Seasonings markets. Global market for Spices and Seasonings is forecast to exceed 6.3 billion pounds (lbs.) by 2020, driven by expanding population base, escalating income levels, changing lifestyles and heightening health awareness. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Spices and seasonings are used in a wide variety of world cuisines and recipes as flavoring agents. They essentially...

2014-07-08 23:01:54

We Olive, the olive oil & gourmet foods retail and wine bar chain, announces the return of their annual Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest. The creator of the best original recipe featuring We Olive olive oil will be rewarded with a food and wine getaway to California's Central Coast. Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 We Olive, olive oil & gourmet foods retail and wine bar chain, announces the return of their annual Discover Cooking with California...

2014-07-07 23:06:13

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, the distinguished bamboo flooring company, has unveiled its new designs of click lock bamboo floorings. In addition, the firm is now providing great savings (up to 28% off) on all these elegant items. (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, the distinguished bamboo flooring company, has unveiled its new designs of click lock bamboo floorings. In addition, the firm is now providing great savings (up to 28% off) on all these elegant items. By...

Flower Blasts Pollen At Birds
2014-07-04 03:22:40

Cell Press A small tree or shrub found in mountainous Central and South American rainforests has a most unusual relationship with the birds that pollinate its flowers, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3. The plant known as Axinaea offers up its male reproductive organs as a tempting and nutritious food source for the birds. As the birds seize those bulbous stamens with their beaks, they are blasted with pollen by the flowers' complex...

2014-07-02 23:02:15

As summer begins, the Weed Science Society of America discusses the many facts and fictions of poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. The WSSA also takes a look at potential treatments and solutions for fighting these invasive weeds. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 With summer temperatures luring us outdoors, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it’s a great time for refresher course on poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. All three thrive during...

2014-07-02 23:00:46

While health food, soft drink and consumer product companies are riding the wave of the coconut water and all-things-coconut trend, researchers such as Sporometrics’ Dr. Yaima Arocha-Rosete are working hard in the lab and field to combat disease in coconut trees. Sporometrics' is proud to announce that Dr. Arocha-Rosete is among the team of researchers to first report the molecular identification of the phyotoplasma (a bacteria-like organism) associated with a lethal disease in...

2014-07-02 15:10:46

Society for Experimental Biology Growing plants in a microscope is helping scientists to view roots developing in 3D and in real time. "With the growth conditions under our control, we can explore how roots respond to different environmental conditions", says Professor Ernst Stelzer (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany). "This could help plant breeders to select crops which are more resistant to drought or flooding." Scientists already know that lateral roots in plants...

Latest Botany Reference Libraries

Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

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