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2012-01-19 15:10:11

According to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (http://bit.ly/AlYBUM) by University of Florida researchers, a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, or Citrus Swallowtail, is a well-known agricultural pest from southern Asia discovered in the Caribbean in 2006, and researchers say its potential impact on the U.S. citrus industry is cause for serious...

2012-01-18 00:22:31

University of Florida researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, or Citrus Swallowtail, is a well-known agricultural pest from southern Asia discovered in the Caribbean in 2006, and researchers say its potential impact on the U.S. citrus industry is cause for serious concern. “Everything that´s in the Caribbean eventually gets to...

2012-01-11 14:00:00

Enhanced Search, Focused Navigation, Interactive Features Hallmarks of New Site Willoughby, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 New interactive features, more focused navigation built around crop category, and superior search capability are just a few of the highlights of the all-new, completely redesigned GrowingProduce.com, which launches this week. Users will now be able to easily drill down to what´s important to them via topic-focused subsections, multiple windows to related content and...

Increased Testing, Ban on Imports, Possible Price Increases in Wake of OJ Contamination
2012-01-11 14:40:47

U.S. health officials have vowed to increase testing efforts following the detection of low levels of fungicide in orange juice, CBS News and the Associated Press (AP) reported on Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to members of the juice industry Monday, noting that an unidentified company had contacted them in December to report low levels of the fungicide carbendazim both in their own orange juice and in that produced by competitors. According to CBS...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

The Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org has added the category Tangerine to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to this citrus crop which is similar to mandarin but fruits are usually more acidic and contain seeds. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits. Within this discipline, the Fruit Science Magazine Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits....

2011-12-14 14:43:35

Scientists from the University of Valencia in Spain have analysed fresh orange juice squeezed by machines in catering establishments. They have confirmed that 43% of samples exceeded the acceptable enterobacteriaceae levels laid down by legislation. The researchers recommend that oranges are handled correctly, that juicers are washed properly and that the orange juice is served immediately rather than being stored in metal jugs. Around 40% of the fresh orange juice consumed in Spain is...

2011-12-12 08:00:00

The Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org has added the category Pomelo to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to this ancient type of citrus, resembling grapefruits with thick rind, pulp color ranging from yellow to pink and red, but sweeter flesh. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits. Within this discipline, the Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate,...

2011-11-28 08:00:00

The Fruit Production Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Orange to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to the sweet orange crop which is the most commonly grown tree fruit in the world. (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. The Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis,...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

The Fruit Cultivation Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mikan (Satsuma) to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to a Citrus crop which produces fruits which much resemble mandarins but belong to a different species. (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Mikan...

Cleaning Cows From The Inside Out
2011-11-16 03:47:52

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators have conducted a series of studies that explore non-antibiotic methods to reduce foodborne pathogens that are found in the gut of food animals. The team consists of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) microbiologist Todd R. Callaway, with the agency's Food and Feed Safety Research Unit in College Station, Texas; ARS animal scientist and project leader Jeffery Carroll with the agency's Livestock Issues Research Unit in...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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