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2013-05-30 23:26:21

Route One Pumpkins launches hand-crafted soap line, using locally sourced pumpkin seed oils in combination with other nourishing organic oils, botanicals and essential oils. These soaps are made in Half Moon Bay and packaged in locally sourced 100% recycled boxes from a solar-powered plant, for a guilt-free indulgence. Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 In a world where it is often surprisingly cheaper to import materials ranging from foods to packaging from overseas, Route One...

2013-04-11 08:24:15

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In early April, hundreds of visitors made a stop at Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. in Oxnard, California to see the noteworthy Seminis(®) Home Garden varieties on display during California Spring Trials. "For many years, Seminis Home Garden has marketed innovative vegetable varieties to well-known seed retailers in North America," explained Seminis Home Garden Business lead John Marchese. "This year, we were excited to showcase to California...

Bitter Melon Juice Prevents Pancreatic Cancer In Mice
2013-03-13 08:20:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center reveals that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them. The findings of the study were published in the journal Carcinogenesis. “Three years ago researchers showed the effect of bitter melon extract on breast cancer cells only in a Petri dish. This study...

Information About Cucurbitaceae Brought Up To Date With New Checklist
2013-03-11 13:02:36

Pensoft Publishers In 2010, it was shown that melons and cucumbers can be traced back to India. Because of the importance of the region for an understanding of Cucurbitaceae evolution and diversity, a new checklist of the Cucurbitaceae of India was produced to update the information on that family. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Vegetables are essential components of a healthy daily diet, not just in India but around the globe. Compared to grains and...

2012-10-18 15:22:52

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Be prepared to work out with a pumpkin to carve your muscles and raise money for a great cause. AMPD FitCamp is one of the premier fitness centers in the valley and their reputation for results is well documented. Take advantage of this opportunity to work your body for a good cause. The Great Pumpkin Workout takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the AMPD FitCamp Fitness Center located at 3950 E Sunset Road, Suite 112 (at Annie Oakley), Las...

Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers. Seedless watermelons are more popular than seeded watermelons, making them a more profitable crop for farmers. But the flowers of seedless watermelon plants must be fertilized with pollen from the male flowers of seeded watermelon plants, because seedless plants do not produce genetically viable pollen. This is a...

2012-10-11 15:22:54

QUITMAN, Ark., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Frontier welcomes their 15th year of providing a fun and interactive educational experience that goes beyond the book of the traditional classroom. Along with their annual Pumpkin Patch Festival in October they offer all ages an opportunity to step back in time with a living history experience of how Early American settlers lived on the farm. October is the season for Fall festivals, and visiting pumpkin patches in Arkansas is one of the...

2012-10-01 10:23:56

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Park Jack-O-Lantern took flight today to mark the unofficial start of fall and the launch the countdown to the fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year's Pumpkin Harvest will feature a variety of activities and family entertainment, including free pumpkins from the Great Park Pumpkin Patch for all children 12 and under, while supplies last. Admission to the Pumpkin Harvest is...

2012-09-26 18:20:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: PUMPKINS Profile America -- Thursday, September 27th. While Halloween is more than a month away, the folks in Barnesville, Ohio are staging their 49th annual Pumpkin Festival beginning today and running through Sunday. Some 100,000 people are expected to see parades, a...

2012-09-19 02:25:05

WINTERSET, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pumpkin Ranch owners, Dave and Jennifer Handsaker and a crew of creative, dedicated hands have accomplished what most political pundits and media have been trying for years - a path through the intricate minds of our presidential candidates. How would you like to take a stroll through the mind of Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? Since 2010, The Pumpkin Ranch has celebrated autumn on their family farm by inviting everyone to join in...


Latest Cucurbitaceae Reference Libraries

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

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2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.     COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze     CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L.  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Cucurbitaceae...

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