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2011-04-20 00:00:28

New Offerings to Expand Canola Grower Choices Monheim, Germany and Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Bayer CropScience and DuPont announced today that they have entered into a global licensing agreement for a canola herbicide tolerance trait. Bayer has licensed its proprietary herbicide tolerance technology, LibertyLink®, to DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred for use in canola (Brassica napus) hybrids. Pioneer will provide Bayer access to certain proprietary juncea (Brassica...

2011-02-15 19:42:07

The genome of the Blackleg fungus, which causes the most damaging disease to canola crops worldwide, has been sequenced for the first time by a team of French and Australian scientists. Professor Barbara Howlett from the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne, who led the Australian research team, said the discovery was a significant step towards controlling the rampant Blackleg disease. "The 12,500 genes that constitute the genetic blue print for the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans...

2011-02-09 15:00:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW) today announced the following appointments to the Management Team: Randall W. Edge, M.B.A. as Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Edge, received his MBA from the University of Regina's Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business as well as a Diploma in Business and Accountancy from the SIAST College of Saskatchewan. Mr. Edge is a holder of the Certified Payroll Manager (C.P.M.) designation of...

2011-01-28 12:44:00

SASKATCHEWAN, Canada, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW) and its subsidiary General Bio Energy Inc., announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Chongqing Grain Group Co., Ltd. ("CGG") of China. The MOU creates a new Joint Venture ("JV") that has as the stated objective to explore the feasibility of jointly building and managing a 600,000 metric ton (MT) food canola crush plant located in Western...

2011-01-13 15:00:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. ('Clean Power' or the 'Company'), (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW), reported today that it has signed a significant long-term agreement with K.N.D. Feeds Ltd. ('KND') of Saskatchewan to market the company's crude canola oil and canola meal off-take on an on-going basis to an expanded base of customers on a global scale. KND is a well-respected Saskatchewan based supplier to the livestock feed market, which has been in...

2010-12-30 08:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PICO Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PICO) announced today that it has secured a $100 million non-recourse, senior secured construction loan facility and completed the acquisition of Northstar Agri Industries. PICO previously announced this transaction in its press release on September 21, 2010. Northstar Agri Industries is an agribusiness concern that will build and operate a canola processing plant with an integrated refinery near...

2010-12-28 15:00:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. ('Clean Power' or the 'Company'), (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW), announced today that it has signed an open ended long term letter of intent (the 'Agreement') to supply the Chongqing Grain Group Co. Ltd. of China ('Chongqing') with crude canola oil. At current prices, this Agreement has the potential to generate sales in excess of US$400 million over the ten year minimum expected life of the Agreement....

2010-12-15 20:01:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. ("Clean Power", or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW) - today announced its operating subsidiary General Bio Energy ("General Bio") is on target to reach sales forecasts and complete the fiscal year by more than doubling revenue over last year. General Bio operates a fully integrated commercial oilseed crushing, bio-diesel refinery, and environmental lubricants manufacturing and bottling plant...

2010-11-18 14:34:28

Researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of remarkable broad-spectrum resistance to a viral infection that, in some parts of the world, is the most important pathogen affecting leafy and arable brassica crops including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, swede and oilseed rape. They have tested resistant plants against a range of different strains of the virus taken from all over the world and so far, no strain has been able to overcome the resistance. The research on the so-called...

2010-10-21 07:30:00

KALININGRAD, Russia and NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Russia-based agro-industrial company Sodrugestvo Group reported a strong increase in net profit in its 2010 fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The company reported $32 million in net profit on revenues of $857 million compared to $3 million in net profit on revenues of $845 million the year prior. The company reported significant positive gains across many financial metrics, including EBITDA ($81.6 million in 2010 compared...


Latest Brassica Reference Libraries

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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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  • To stammer.
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  • A simpleton.
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