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2014-07-02 23:00:46

While health food, soft drink and consumer product companies are riding the wave of the coconut water and all-things-coconut trend, researchers such as Sporometrics’ Dr. Yaima Arocha-Rosete are working hard in the lab and field to combat disease in coconut trees. Sporometrics' is proud to announce that Dr. Arocha-Rosete is among the team of researchers to first report the molecular identification of the phyotoplasma (a bacteria-like organism) associated with a lethal disease in...

2014-07-01 08:32:31

TORONTO, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Recently, a once-familiar hardwood decking - more specifically mahogany decking - has returned to Toronto, Muskoka, Aurora, Oakville, Mississauga, and all of Ontario. A green hardwood, Swietenia Macrophylla is plantation grown. Mahogany lumber takes hardwood stain; all Fijian mahogany is excellent outdoor hardwood. Green World Lumber offers a great new option to support eco-friendly building choices that frequently complement nature-minded lifestyle....

2014-06-30 23:17:18

New extra-virgin coconut oil beverage specifically developed to support optimal brain health, is now available nationwide. Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Made with organic coconuts and fortified with medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), Fuel For Thought® is backed by 40+ years of scientific research. The easy-to-drink beverage is clinically proven to increase levels of ketones, which are the only alternative fuel source for the brain when glucose is not available or when an...

2014-06-27 11:45:35

Harvard SEAS Harvard engineers use new resin inks and 3D printing to construct lightweight cellular composites In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats of modern engineering is a decidedly low-tech core material: balsa wood. Like other manufactured products that use sandwich panel construction to achieve a combination of light weight and...

2014-06-25 16:24:21

All-Natural Performance Beverage Infused with Coconut Water NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everlast Worldwide Inc., the leader in fight sports and fitness, has partnered with Cellutions LLC, a leading lifestyle and functional performance company, to launch Everlast Hydrate Elite(TM). Everlast Hydrate Elite(TM) is an all-natural performance drink fortified with pure coconut water and genuine sea salt. This premium beverage provides a perfect balance of electrolytes for the...

2014-06-24 09:37:19

Princeton University While African wildlife often run afoul of ranchers and pastoralists securing food and water resources for their animals, the interests of fauna and farmer might finally be unified by the "Sodom apple," a toxic invasive plant that has overrun vast swaths of East African savanna and pastureland. Should the ominous reference to the smitten biblical city be unclear, the Sodom apple, or Solanum campylacanthum, is a wicked plant. Not a true apple, this relative of the...

Survey Shows Pecan Preferences Of Consumers
2014-06-24 03:20:19

American Society for Horticultural Science Report contains recommendations for US domestic pecan marketing strategies High-profile marketing campaigns for nuts such as pistachios and almonds have become familiar to consumers throughout the United States. Shining a spotlight on these products has increased public awareness and boosted sales. For example, domestic per-capita almond consumption has increased five-fold since 1976, thanks in part to savvy marketing efforts. In contrast, the...

2014-06-22 23:03:09

Michael Orsinelli, manager of Beaumont Farms Apartments, which is located in south Lexington’s Beaumont Centre, announced today that the complex has undertaken an expansive landscaping project throughout its grounds, with plans for completion this summer. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Beaumont Farms Apartments is already a fantastic place to live, both indoors and out, with a community pool, a 2.5-mile walking trail, and garden plots available for tenant rental, but changes are...

2014-06-20 12:24:25

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to Mintel, the use of chia seeds as an ingredient has continued to grow, with a tenfold increase in ingredient penetration globally between 2009 and 2014. North America saw the majority of chia seed food and...

2014-06-11 23:10:49

Two moms certified as Holistic Health Coaches will explore their families’ experiences as they embark on the Suburban Smackdown (as seen on Charlotte Today), a family challenge of buying nothing new for six months, on the new health and lifestyle blog Spunky Avocado. Matthews, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Two holistic health and lifestyle coaches expand beyond their traditional role of clean eating and attack the habit of over-consumption through their Suburban Smackdown Challenge. Spunky...


Latest Flora Reference Libraries

Leucadendron argenteum
2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species grows upright and typically grows between 16 and 22 feet tall. The tree has been known to reach even 52...

Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

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