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2012-09-16 23:03:38

There are many ways to decorate a pumpkin without carving. Kids Activities Blog has found these ideas are especially helpful to parents of young children when it comes time for making a Jack-O-Lantern. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 We are weeks away from pumpkin patches opening and the traditional hauling of pumpkins home. Parents will be looking for decorate pumpkin ideas that don't include handing their small child a knife. The added benefit of no carve pumpkin decorating ideas...

Cucumber Inspires New Bio-Inspired Twistless Spring
2012-08-31 12:30:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly — all from studying a cucumber. Captivated by the strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, the research team found that unlike a normal coil, which would unwind to a flat ribbon under stress when untwisted, a cucumber tendril would actually coil further. Understanding this...

Cantaloupes Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk
2012-08-19 07:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two are dead and 141 others have fallen ill as a result of a salmonella outbreak that has spread across 20 US states, state and federal health officials told Marc Santora of the New York Times on Saturday. The earliest known illness dates back to July 7, with patients ranging from the ages of one to 92, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Santora. The outbreak, which has been linked to infected cantaloupes...

2012-07-21 23:03:10

Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades, Watermelon has become a traditional, summertime snack to refresh people across the globe. However, recent medical research as well as information posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, suggest new health benefits are attributed to several of the enzymes found in this refreshing and sweet summer treat. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades,...

2012-06-10 23:01:01

Recent experiment shows custom-developed LED Grow Lights for cucumbers producing record yields in record times, using less electricity than ever before. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2012 Greenhouse growing plays a huge role in the production of localized crops, allowing for enhanced yields per acre compared to outdoor farming and reduced trucking needs. These controlled environments have been operating for decades using HPS (High Pressure Sodium) grow lights for supplementation when...

2012-03-07 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To Soil Less(TM), debuts its innovative approach to growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers using gravel and sand. After growing more than 100 cucumbers in a 4-foot by 4-foot by 2.5-inch deep gravel garden last summer, To Soil Less(TM) formally introduces this gardening method at the Washington, DC Home and Garden Show on March 9(th), 10(th), and 11(th) at the Washington, DC Convention Center. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2012-01-25 12:58:49

The widely used farm practice of grafting watermelon and other melon plants onto squash or pumpkin rootstocks results in larger amounts of certain pesticides in the melon fruit, scientists are reporting in a new study. Although only low amounts of pesticides appeared in the fruit in the study, the scientists advise that commercial farmers use "caution" when grafting watermelon plants to squash in a report that appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Mehmet Isleyen and...

2011-10-03 17:41:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Come to the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest to see where pumpkins come from, grown in a pumpkin patch! That's just one of many reasons why kids and families are invited to celebrate the fall season at the fourth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest and food drive, Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fall event is especially important in the fight against hunger. Visitors are encouraged to bring canned and non-perishable food items...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

With fall on the horizon pumpkins are beginning to appear in local grocery stores. Pumpkins are festive, colorful and packed with nutrients. If you take care of them, you can show them off and eat them too. (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 âœPumpkins produce warm pies, butter, cookies, bread and side dishes. They are loaded with an excellent source of nutrients. The bright orange color tells you that it is full of the important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Research...

2011-08-19 10:36:00

SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While much of the country has been suffering from unusually high temperatures this summer, the weather seems to be perfect for growing pumpkin! That's right, thanks to Mother Nature and the hard work of the dedicated pumpkin farmers in Morton, Illinois - the pumpkin capital of the world! - LIBBY'S Pumpkin is happy to report that consumers will be able to find a bountiful supply of their beloved pumpkin on grocer's shelves in plenty of time for the...


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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