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2012-03-30 12:53:09

The National Science Foundation has funded a study to determine past climates by studying tree rings. Environmental students from Arizona studied bristlecone pine trees to determine aspects about the Earth´s climates during the Paleo age. The study of tree growth rings to understand Earth´s past climate is called dendrochronology. As each year passes, trees add growth rings around their trunks. These dendrochronologists study these rings to gain all sorts of information not only...

2012-03-15 08:00:00

The Seed Production industry consists of large corporations that develop and supply genetically modified (GM) seeds to corn, soybean and cotton farmers. During the five years to 2012, the federal government´s energy mandates have spurred demand for ethanol, aiding revenue growth. In 2007, revenue jumped 16.4%, supporting the five-year estimated average increase of 8.7% from 2007 to 2012. Also, global shortages of key commodities like wheat and cotton drove the price of these crops up and...

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2012-03-12 10:26:26

The corn rootworm -- one of the most economically destructive insects of maize in the United States -- is threatening to become agriculture´s worst nightmare as biotech corn is continually losing its resistance to the damaging pests. The problem is so severe that a group of scientists wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warning that action needs to be taken to rid agriculture of the devastating insects. The problem was first made aware of last year, when...

2012-03-01 13:00:00

Local Testing and Research Matches the Right Technologies and Traits with Grower Needs DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 DuPont significantly increased its new corn product offerings compared to last year with the release of 154 new Pioneer® brand hybrids and integrated refuge products, featuring 36 new genetic families, to better serve growers across North America for the 2012 planting season. “Our dedication to market-based innovations continues to maximize grower...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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