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2013-08-08 23:22:38

The power of healing tea is no secret, but SpiritDetox.com has launched a video highlighting their own tea, a detoxing beverage that includes healing clay. The video shows how the tea will heal and detox the body, giving details about the different flavors the company sells. Bakersfield, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Through the power of clay, SpiritDetox.com has made soothing and healing tea even more powerful, and their latest video release highlights this fact. The video, entitled...

2013-08-08 23:03:03

Transparency Market Research published new "Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/seed-treatment-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Growing focus of the seed industry on...

2013-08-06 23:18:23

Premium Calorie-Free Teas Inspired by Delectable Cake Recipes Novato, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce the launch of its new line of Cuppa Cake™ Teas. Each of these calorie-free, gluten-free teas are inspired by delectable cake recipes, with rich aromas of baked goods fresh from the oven and other decadent, natural flavors that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. This delightful, new collection is comprised of three...

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...

Food Crop Success Or Failure And The Impacts Of Climate Change
2013-07-23 04:17:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In light of growing concern over the potential impact of climate change on the global agricultural industry, scientists are searching for new ways to help ensure global access to some of the most important food crops. In one such study, Toshichika Iizumi of the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan and an international team of colleagues report they have discovered a way to use climate data to help...

Farmers Increasingly Plagued By 'Weedy' Strains Of Rice
2013-07-18 12:36:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past decade or so the de-domestication of rice has increasingly plagued farmer's fields, with "weedy" strains of the grain cutting agricultural yields by as much as 80 percent. Being domesticated thousands of years ago in both Africa and Asia, the de-domestication of rice also provided an interesting case study for two biologists at Washington University in St. Louis who recently published a genetic analysis of both types of...

Sexual Reproduction Second Choice For Powdery Mildew
2013-07-15 12:33:46

University of Zurich Powdery mildew is one of the most dreaded plant diseases: The parasitic fungus afflicts crops such as wheat and barley and is responsible for large harvest shortfalls every year. Beat Keller and Thomas Wicker, both plant biologists from the University of Zurich, and their team have been analyzing the genetic material of wheat mildew varieties from Switzerland, England and Israel while the team headed by Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding...


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Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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