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Tarantula Venom Protein May Serve As Bioinsecticide For Cotton Crop Pests
2013-09-12 10:10:21

Public Library of Science Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects that consume the venom orally. The protein is strongly insecticidal to the cotton bollworm, an important agricultural pest, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Glenn King and Maggie Hardy from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland,...

2013-09-10 23:04:24

The fact he even owned the shirt was pure chance. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The fact he even owned the shirt was pure chance. Driving in the suburbs, he found his regular route closed off. The unfamiliar detour took him past the doors of a factory outlet he’d heard on the radio was having a sale. Inside, busy choosing items for his family, he fell into conversation with a company executive. “Here, try this,” said the man, offering a shirt. “It’s something new...

2013-08-28 23:19:18

The global seed market report tracks developments and strategies of market players evaluating major market strategies followed by leading market players in terms of new product launches, agreements and collaboration, expansions etc. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide...

2013-08-21 23:26:30

With hunting season approaching, the All American Clothing Co. is proud to unveil a camo shirt that is made in America. Arcanum, OH (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 After a long search for camo based fabrics, the All American Clothing Co. has officially released a new camo shirt. The new camo shirt will be available in both styles of long and short sleeve options. The fabric of the shirts will feature a wicking technology that pulls moisture away from the body. This allows for quicker evaporation...

2013-08-05 23:03:08

Top FiberMax and Stoneville growers receive regional and grand prizes for cotton yield and quality Research Triangel Park, N.C. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Bayer CropScience has named the Cotton Belt Challenge™ winners for top cotton yields and highest quality from either FiberMax® or Stoneville® cotton seed varieties. More than 300 growers in 12 regions submitted entries in two categories, irrigated and dryland cotton. Growers were judged for highest cotton yield and highest USDA...


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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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2009-03-27 17:52:05

Tropical tree, Bombax ceiba, is a member of the genus Bombax. It is more familiarly known as the Cotton Tree. In areas of Malay, Indonesia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan the tree is commonly planted. Chinese historical accounts tell of an ancient king of Nam Yuet, Chiu To, who offered the tree as a gift to the Emperor of Han Dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. Also, the tree, which is referred to as Semal, is commonly planted in parks and along roadsides in India. New Delhi, specifically...

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