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Lizard Breath Developed Earlier Than Previously Thought
2013-12-12 05:05:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The one-way airflow breathing technique used by monitor lizards may have originated about 20 million years earlier than previously believed, according to a new paper appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Nature. According to researchers from the University of Utah and Harvard University, air flows primarily in a one-way loop through the monitor lizard’s lungs. This breathing technique is believed to have been used by...

2013-12-08 23:01:53

Is California going to have a cold 2013-2014 winter? There is nothing quite like being unprepared for winter. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 Silicon Valley and surrounding areas are relatively mild as far as weather goes. The Old Farmer's Almanac may shed some light on what to expect in the coming months. Wikipedia described the Old Farmer’s Almanac best – “this is a book that has been in continuous publication since 1818. This book is known for its long-range weather...

2013-11-14 23:21:20

Crop Science Company’s Agricultural Sustainability Efforts Showcased on Rural America’s Most Important Network Nov. 19 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 In recognition of Bayer CropScience’s ongoing commitment to agricultural sustainability, RFD-TV will feature the company in a segment on American Farmer to run Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 8:30 a.m. EST. The segment showcases Bayer CropScience’s leadership in the continuation of the “green revolution,” a movement...


Latest Farmer Reference Libraries

Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

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2008-05-07 17:00:28

The Boerboel is a very large South African working breed. It was originally bred to be a farmer's dog and to defend the homestead. It is a heavy mastiff breed that is obedient, intelligent and dominant. It is thought that the breed was derived from interbreeding African species with French, British and Dutch breeds. The Boerboel should stand 23 to 28 inches high and can weigh between 154 and 200 pounds. It is a well-balanced, substantial breed. Its head is one of its most recognizable...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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