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2014-04-24 23:03:07

Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill offers $1 coupon towards fresh blueberries when you invite a friend through their site. Clermont, Florida (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill announces $1 off per bucket of blueberries when customers invite a friend to create lasting memories. With the coupon, customers can pick fresh blueberries and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. The U-Pick blueberry season is now open and will continue through...

2014-04-23 23:01:36

Orlando farm Blueberry Hill welcomes the start of their U-Pick season, where customers have the opportunity to pick their own fresh blueberries and create lasting memories. Clermont, Florida (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill Farm is pleased to announce the opening of their U-Pick season, when their blueberries are ripe and ready to be picked by customers. The U-Pick blueberry season will continue through early June. Conventional berries are ready now...

2014-04-23 16:31:02

Technology transfer prize honors work to develop, study and bring pterostilbene to market OXFORD, Miss. and IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration formed by the University of Mississippi's Division of Technology Management, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Natural Products Utilization Research Unit and natural products company ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC) has won a national award for excellence in technology transfer. The three organizations have won...

2014-04-09 23:26:46

Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush habitat for sage grouse is cost-efficient and most likely to be effective, rather than a delay-and-repair approach trying to turn a mature forest back to sagebrush. This is the second in the Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions series. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush-steppe is less costly, and much more likely to be effective, than...

Sage Grouse Losing Habitat To Fire As Endangered Species Decision Loom
2014-04-04 14:45:52

Ecological Society of America Post-wildfire stabilization treatment has not aided habitat restoration for the imperiled Great Plains birds. As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been tasked with reseeding the burned landscapes to stabilize soils. BLM’s interventions have not helped to restore habitat for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) reported scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and...

Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance To Improve Biofuel Production
2014-03-28 14:49:50

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels. The ionic liquid resistance is based on a pair of genes discovered in a bacterium native to a tropical rainforest in Puerto...

2014-03-21 16:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the No. 1 enemy of Pennsylvania hemlocks, but the reprieve could be short-lived, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said today. "The hemlock woolly adelgid has been dealt a deadly blow, ongoing forest research is showing us, but enough of the invasive insects...

2014-03-18 23:27:38

Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Wake Forest, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North...

2014-02-09 23:02:24

The new “Foods For Brain Health” article on the site Vkool.com covers nutrition tips to improve brain function effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 The new “Foods For Brain Health” report on the website Vkool.com gives people healthy foods to enhance their brain. This article is specially designed for those people who want to improve their cognitive function and memory power naturally without using any kind of supplements and drugs. Firstly, the article reveals to...

Biofuel: Focusing Solely On Biomass Yield Comes At A High Price
2014-01-15 04:55:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Biomass yield is the ratio of the amount of biomass produced to the amount of substrate consumed. While this is an important factor when looking at biofuel production, it shouldn’t be the only...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, pollen cones
2014-05-19 09:44:09

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet. This tree is also known as the scrub pine, spruce pine, or Jersey pine. The Harvard Arboretum in Boston, MA has cultivated Virginia pine on display. The Virginia pine is a medium sized tree growing from 29.5 – 59 feet tall with some getting as tall as 105 feet in perfect conditions. This tree grows...

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Knobcone Pine Cone, Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up to 5500 feet in elevation and is a short to medium tree growing to heights of 26-79 feet with a...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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