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2009-01-26 09:16:12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified several more companies recalling products possibly containing peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella. Among the most recent recalls are Supreme Protein Inc. peanut butter crunch and caramel nut bars; Shoprite-brand peanut butter on toasty crackers and peanut butter and cheese cracker snacks manufactured by the Kellogg Co.; Larabar-brand and JamFrakas-brand peanut butter blisscrisp and cookie flavor snack bars manufactured by General Mills...

2008-09-08 09:00:33

As fall approaches, Mike Hutjens,University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist, has outlined three scenarios for the harvesting of forage. The first scenario involves late-corn silage. The main differences will be yield (tons of dry matter per acre) and starch content. "Allowing the corn crop to try to reach optimal maturity is recommended. Wait to harvest as long as the plant is growing," he says. "Growing degree days in the fall and a killing frost will be factors that...

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2008-03-25 16:00:00

Scientists investigate yield differences between organic and conventional cash grain and forage crops in the Upper MidwestCan organic cropping systems be as productive as conventional systems? The answer is an unqualified, "Yes" for alfalfa or wheat and a qualified "Yes most of the time" for corn and soybeans according to research reported by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and agricultural consulting firm AGSTAT in the March-April 2008 issue of Agronomy Journal.The...


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2005-07-12 16:45:02

The Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a flowering plant of the genus Lathyrus in the legume family Fabaceae. It is a perennial plant and growing and blooming every year without new seeds being planted. It is less strongly scented than the related annual sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus. Everlasting peas are sometimes grown as a garden plant but are pervasive and may be difficult to remove. Because of this, this species is often considered to be a weed despite its attractive appearance.

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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