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2014-05-15 23:15:08

Pots of annuals make a stunning addition to a patio or landscape. Norway Gardens has great tips for planting pots of blooming annuals that will stay lovely all summer. Monticello Indiana (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Customers at Norway Gardens are seeing many new varieties of vegetative annuals grown in the greenhouses there. Each summer Norway Gardens growers go to Michigan to visit several of the wholesale growers that breed these new garden stars. They choose from their trip their favorite...

2014-04-25 08:25:39

The program includes a VIP equine sweepstakes, as well as training and performance tips from professional riders. SHAWNEE, Kan., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health is introducing the "Your Ride With a Legend" educational program. This program is designed to give equine enthusiasts access to useful horse health information from Bayer and performance tips from a pair of world-class competitors, the "Legend Riders." Upon sign-up for the no-cost program,...

2013-12-20 23:24:51

ProChaps, a Canadian manufacturer of high-performance riding chaps, has just renewed its official sponsorship of Equine Canada/NCCP's National Coaching Awards.  Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 "ProChaps shares with us a strong commitment to excellence. Coaches are leaders both in their community and in their sport. One of Equine Canada’s mission is to promote them," says Kalie McKenna, Equine Canada's Manager, Coaching. The nominees for the awards will be...

2012-01-23 22:24:41

Greenhouse bedding plant growers can save themselves time, money or possibly both by giving cuttings in propagation more light, according to a Purdue University study. Flower growers use cuttings from Central America and Africa to start spring bedding plants in greenhouses during winter and early spring. Those cloudy days and cool temperatures make propagation time- and energy-intensive. Roberto Lopez, an assistant professor of horticulture, and horticulture graduate students Chris...

2011-12-13 22:34:24

Simple hot water treatment provides effective disease control Azalea web blight, caused by a species of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia, occurs each year on some containerized azalea cultivars during nursery production, particularly in the southern and eastern United States. Azalea shoots can harbor the pathogen, spreading the devastating, costly disease through propagation. Research has indicated that simply submerging terminal leafy cuttings of 'Gumpo White' azalea in 50°C water...

2011-11-20 08:00:00

Lefty's the Left Hand Store has created the World's Biggest Selection of True Left-Handed Scissors and Shears. With 46 different Left-Handed Scissors, Lefty's has at least one scissor for every cutting need, as well as for every age from the smallest Left-handed Kids to Lefty Adults. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 Lefty's the Left Hand Store has created the World's Biggest Selection of True Left-Handed Scissors and Shears. With 46 different Left-Handed Scissors, Lefty's has at...

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2009-09-08 09:00:21

Peat has been a major component of substrates used in container plant production since the 1960s. Highly porous with the capacity to hold water, peat makes an ideal rooting and growing medium for potted plants. But harvesting peat (and draining valuable peatlands in the process) releases the carbon stored in peat into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. And because peat plays an important role in wetland ecosystems"”peat bogs improve groundwater quality and are unique habitats for wild...

2009-05-04 08:55:15

Nonchemical alternative reduces production costs and pollution To grow the high-quality potted plants preferred by consumers, many growers use chemical "regulators" designed to affect plant growth and development. The use of chemical growth retardants is standard practice in the production of compact gardenia plants; the chemicals are used to reduce plants' internode length, and encourage the production of lateral shoots that create aesthetically pleasing, spherical plants with plentiful...

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2009-02-17 14:00:00

Study shows roots can regenerate in microgravity Because of the distinct lack of grocery stores in outer space, scientists are looking for ways to provide food for long-term space missions. Desmond G. Mortley and colleagues from the Center for Food and Environmental Systems for Human Exploration of Space, G.W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Kennedy Space Center undertook a study on microgravity's effects on sweet potato. The study findings were published in the Journal of...

2008-12-15 09:53:26

Important step forward towards increasing crop yields by enabling plants to take up nutrients and water more efficientlyIn the face of climate change, being able to increase crop yields by enabling plants to take up nutrients and water more efficiently becomes increasingly important, as fertiliser and water supplies incur significant energy and environmental costs.New research from the University of Bristol, published today in Nature Cell Biology, has shown how to increase the length of root...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.