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Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds.

2014-01-09 23:03:27

MSU Winner respected for research and dedication to help others succeed NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Darrin Dodds, Ph.D., associate Extension

2014-01-08 23:03:59

New Technology Gives Growers a Powerful Weed and Pest Management Tool RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.

2014-01-08 23:03:54

New FiberMax and Stoneville varieties bring expanded maturities and trait packages to give cotton growers more options on their farms. NEW ORLEANS, La.

2013-12-04 23:23:32

FiberMax and Stoneville growers to be awarded for top yield and fiber quality LUBBOCK, TEXAS (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 It’s the second year of the


Latest Cotton Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.