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2011-03-04 00:00:28

With more than 1,500 camp graduates since 2006, International Squash Academy has become the top squash camp company in the United States. The 2011 schedule includes summer camp sessions throughout the northeast for boys and girls ages 10-18 of all ability levels. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 The summer squash camp leader, International Squash Academy, has published their 2011 summer squash camp schedule. Hundreds of squash players attend these camps annually to get better, make friends,...

2010-10-30 00:00:41

Most of those Halloween pumpkins will be scooped up, carved with scary faces, lit for one night, and tossed "“ a terrible waste of an incredibly nutritious squash. Bellingham, WA (Vocus) October 28, 2010 Halloween is nearly here, which means pumpkins will soon be flying off store shelves. Most of those pumpkins will be scooped up, carved with scary faces, lit for one night, and tossed "“ a terrible waste of an incredibly nutritious squash. According to nutrition expert Gloria...

2010-10-26 12:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three winning pumpkins from regional weigh-offs across the United States, including a new world record holder, are on display through October 31, 2010, at The New York Botanical Garden. Scott Cully, who holds the Guinness World Record for carving the largest pumpkin, will attempt to break his own record starting October 29. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/NY88915) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101026/NY88915) The...

2010-10-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22: PUMPKIN SHOW Profile America -- Friday, October 22nd. The annual pumpkin show is on in Circleville, Ohio. Normally a town of about 13,500, the show is expected to draw more than 300,000 visitors during its four-day...

2010-10-06 06:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BetterRecipes.com has all the recipes needed to host a fun, spooky Halloween party. At BetterRecipes.com, the recipes are easy-to-make and involve the whole family. And it's not just sweets as one would normally expect for Halloween recipes, there are plenty of healthy recipes, too. "We've selected our favorite Halloween recipes in hopes that our readers will find BetterRecipes.com the perfect one-stop recipe site for Halloween," said Kristina...

2010-07-27 05:25:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping children busy during the long summer holiday can be challenging for most parents. That's why Connie Henderson, an inspirational mother and founder of Amber's Garden, www.ambersgarden.com, recommends gardening as an engaging activity that provides summer family fun while taking children on an educational journey about healthier food choices. Moreover, mid-summer is the best time to plant and grow the most popular autumn harvest, pumpkins....

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2010-07-21 10:38:33

Sites of origin and regions of domestication of many of our most important cultivated plants are still unknown. The botanical genus Cucumis, to which both the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and the honeydew melon (C. melo) belong, was long thought to have originated and diversified in Africa, because many wild species of Cucumis are found there. "A molecular genetic analysis has now shown that the wild populations that gave rise to melons and cucumbers originated in Asia", says LMU botanist...

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2010-06-29 07:25:00

Wet conditions have Illinois pumpkin growers on the alert for signs of Phytophthora blight in their fields. This disease nearly destroyed the pumpkin industry in 1999, causing up to 100 percent crop losses in parts of the state. While it's not a new disease to this industry, it is the most devastating and it's already showing up in Illinois. Mohammad Babadoost, University of Illinois Extension specialist in fruit and vegetable pathology, said, "An outbreak of Phytophthora blight in Illinois...

2009-11-17 20:40:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Baking today announced that it expects a shortage of LIBBY'S® Pumpkin on store shelves as the country enters the holiday season. Heavy rains persisted throughout the 13-week harvest in Morton, Illinois, frustrating efforts to pick the entire crop. As a result, less pumpkin has been picked and canned, leading to an anticipated shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin products as the holidays approach. See video from Libby's at:...

2009-11-17 12:19:00

SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Baking today announced that it expects a shortage of LIBBY'S® Pumpkin on store shelves as the country enters the holiday season. Heavy rains persisted throughout the 13-week harvest in Morton, Illinois, frustrating efforts to pick the entire crop. As a result, less pumpkin has been picked and canned, leading to an anticipated shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin products as the holidays approach. (Photo:...


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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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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