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2011-08-10 09:25:00

WAVERLY, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO CEO Gap Kovach announced today that HESCO and Macro Plastics have jointly granted $10,000 to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame for the Florida Citrus Archives housed at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. "We recognize the citrus industry as an important market segment for Macro Plastics. HESCO is our premier distribution partner in Florida and through their efforts, our business with and service to the citrus industry has grown....

2011-08-08 12:16:50

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves infected with the devastating disease known as citrus greening. Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subtropical Plant Pathology Research Unit in Fort Pierce, Fla., and the agency's Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit in Athens, Ga.,...

2011-07-06 08:52:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strike a creative or interesting pose with oranges or Clementines from South Africa and post it on the South African Summer Citrus Facebook page www.facebook.com/summercitrus during July and you could win a cash prize. That's the message from the Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum (WCCPF), the citrus growers from South Africa, who plan to export about 40,000 tons of citrus to the U.S. this summer. "We launched our Facebook contest page for July...

2011-06-02 06:00:00

BALTIMORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strongly worded recommendation, a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued May 31st advises that children and adolescents should not be given energy drinks or sodas with caffeine. The report also states that children should only be given sports drinks that contain electrolytes on a limited basis when engaged in "prolonged vigorous sports activity." Instead, the report recommends that water should be the primary source of...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After Sun Skin Care products. North Garden, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Garden of Eve Kicks off this summer with a June "ËœAfter Sun Skin Care Duo Special.' After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are a vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One-hundred percent grapefruit juice - a dieter's friend? A new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, concluded that enjoying a pre-meal snack of grapefruit, grapefruit juice or water as part of a reduced-calorie diet can be part of an effective weight loss strategy for obese adults.(1) Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit, about a half-cup (4.5 ounces) of 100 percent grapefruit...

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2011-04-13 09:27:24

'KinnowLS' is university's eighth citrus variety developed in past 10 years Juicy. Extremely Sweet. Visually attractive. Easy to peel. Low seeded. These are the fine qualities that mark 'KinnowLS,' the latest citrus variety released by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Large-sized for a mandarin, the fruit has an orange rind color. The rind is thin and extremely smooth. The 10-11 segments in each fruit are fleshy and deep orange in color. 'KinnowLS' (the LS is short for...

2011-04-12 08:15:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunkist Growers is creatively "peeling back" layers about citrus favorites through a three-part, original web series and consumer sweepstakes. World class chef Robert Danhi, and fourth generation Sunkist grower Mark Gillette give audiences a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of a working Central California grove, showcasing why oranges, grapefruit and lemons pack a nutritious and delicious punch. The educational series premieres worldwide in...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange juice may do more for your diet and overall health than you may think, according to seven new studies presented this week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2011. A new study suggests that adults who drink 100 percent orange juice tend to have better overall diet quality, higher intake of key nutrients and less risk of being overweight than adults who don't drink orange juice. (1) Additionally, the research suggests that children who drink...

2011-01-25 13:26:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help consumers make smarter food choices that will lead to improved heart health, Sunkist Growers has teamed up with Lowes Foods to launch the "Healthy New You" promotion from January 26 through February 22, 2011. Exclusively for Lowes shoppers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, the "Healthy New You" in-store promotion will provide consumers with the latest information on healthier eating and will feature...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'