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Biotube-MICRO investigation Seeks How Plants Sense 'Up' and 'Down'
2014-04-28 03:28:22

NASA On Earth, we take for granted that a plant grows up and its roots grow down. In space, however, this seemingly predictable formula is upended. How do plants sense "up" and "down" where those relative positions don't exist? The Biotube-MICRO investigation that recently arrived to the International Space Station aims to investigate, and what it finds could have big implications for long-duration human spaceflight. The study was delivered to the space station April 20 aboard a...

2014-03-16 23:01:17

Biostimulants Market categorizes the global Biostimulants Market on the basis of geography, types, and active ingredients. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biostimulant-market-1081.html (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 The report "Biostimulants Market by Active Ingredients (Humic acid, Fulvic acid, Amino Acid, Seaweed extracts), Applications (Foliar, soil, & seed), Crop types (Row crops, fruit & vegetable, turf & ornamental) & Geography - Global Trends &...

2014-01-09 23:02:32

Educational meetings to be held during KMOT Ag Expo for canola farmers RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 With new canola seed hybrids and traits available for the 2014 season, farmers in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota have more reasons to consider growing the crop. While attending the KMOT Ag Expo in Minot, N.D., farmers can learn about several new hybrids and how they can fit into their operations’ agronomic and profitability strategies at an Unlocking New...

2013-11-11 23:02:53

New canola hybrid gives farmers premium contract option without compromising yield Research Triangle Park, N.C. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 U.S. farmers who grow specialty canola can now choose a hybrid from the high-yielding InVigor® canola portfolio by Bayer CropScience. Bayer CropScience and Cargill are proud to introduce L156H - an Invigor Health hybrid with a high oleic oil profile. Bayer CropScience will produce and package the seed and only sell it through Cargill Specialty...


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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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2005-07-14 01:34:13

The Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) flies April-May and July-August. It is sometimes known as the Cabbage White because its caterpillars feed on cabbages. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles, upper are creamy white with dark tips. The female has two dark spots. It is more common than the Large White. The scientific name Artogeia rapae has been applied to this species in the past and may still be found, but it is now generally accepted to be a member of the Pieris genus....

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • 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.
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