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By Dawn Hinshaw, The State, Columbia, S.C. Aug. 1--As they hoped, a Lexington couple's giant backyard pumpkin has indeed set a state record for weight. Frank and Tina Finders' pampered pumpkin weighed in this morning at 897 pounds, beating the previous best of 737 pounds.
By LARRY CAPLAN As is usual for this time of year, numerous insect, disease and weather-related problems are creating problems for local gardeners. One interesting injury I'm getting a surprising number of calls on deals with the fruit of blackberries.
By Kasey Fowler, Enid News & Eagle, Okla. Jul. 3--Carmen residents wanted a festival to celebrate this summer, and they chose to honor the zucchini. "Zucchinis are very misunderstood," said Margaret Goss, festival coordinator.
By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 1--This is not an Aggie joke. Someday watermelons might have Viagra-like properties, researchers at Texas A&M University predicted Monday. That said, much study and much breeding remain.
By Anonymous Ireland-based Total Produce, which distributes fresh fruit and vegetables from some 90 locations across the globe, has acquired 60 per cent of Dutch salad producers Haluco and Nedalpac.
By Leslie Garcia, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 16--How we love summer. Too hot to do much else besides freeze some Snickers bars, sneak them into the cool movie theater and while away the hours munching. Yeah, right, honey.
By Leslie Garcia, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 15--How we love summer. Too hot to do much else besides freeze some Snickers bars, sneak them into the cool movie theater and while away the hours munching. Yeah, right, honey.
Agriculture was taking root in South America almost as early as the first farmers were breaking ground in the Middle East, new research indicates. Evidence that squash was being grown nearly 10,000 years ago, in what is now Peru, is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science.
Halloween lovers hoping to create the perfect jack-o-lantern might want to shop carefully this year because of a pumpkin fungus that has put a dent in some crops.
Preschoolers who are sensitive to bitter flavors may be especially likely to turn their noses up at vegetables, a new study shows.
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...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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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