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2013-12-06 23:02:31

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Cocoa Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cocoa-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Cocoa is the dried and fermented fatty bean of Theobroma cocoa, from which cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, oil, powder and cocoa solids are extracted. It is the basic ingredient of chocolate. There are three...

2013-12-05 12:23:34

DUBLIN, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/74hbs7/coconut_oil_cas) has announced the addition of the "Coconut oil (CAS 8001-31-8) Market Research Report 2013" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/74hbs7/coconut_oil_cas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Coconut oil (CAS 8001-31-8) Market Research Report 2013 presents comprehensive data on...

Team Reports On First Decade Of US Trials Of Bioenergy Grasses
2013-12-04 19:13:34

University of Illinois The first long-term US field trials of Miscanthus x giganteus, a towering perennial grass used in bioenergy production, reveal that its exceptional yields, though reduced somewhat after five years of growth, are still more than twice those of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), another perennial grass used as a bioenergy feedstock. Miscanthus grown in Illinois also outperforms even the high yields found in earlier studies of the crop in Europe, the researchers found....

Unlikely Collaboration Leads To Discovery Of Gender-bending Plant
2013-12-03 16:25:42

Pensoft Publishers Bucknell professor Chris Martine never expected to be working with his mentor on identifying a new wild eggplant in Australia, especially since Martine's former colleague passed away years ago Bucknell University biology professor Chris Martine has discovered and described a new species of wild eggplant, found in Australia's Lost City. Martine, who named the plant Solanum cowiei, recently detailed his findings in the journal PhytoKeys. Martine described the plant...

2013-11-28 12:20:21

DUBLIN, Ireland, November 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/65sp9n/aloe_vera_cas) has announced the addition of the "Aloe Vera (CAS 8001-97-6) Market Research Report 2013" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/65sp9n/aloe_vera_cas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Aloe Vera (CAS 8001-97-6) Market Research Report 2013 presents comprehensive data on...

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...

2013-11-22 23:37:39

Global Goods presents an ultra hydrating, paraben and sulfate free shampoo, conditioner, and lotion made from a unique blend of exotic ingredients like Coconut Water, Agave Nectar, Coconut Oil and Mexican Vanilla. Highland, UT (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Global Goods Inc., a leading producer of organic cold pressed coconut oil and agave nectar, is proud to introduce its newest product line, Cocavé (co-cah-vey) Personal Care Products. Cocavé skin and hair care products blend three...

2013-11-21 23:27:15

Multi-million Dollar DOE Grant Funded Research and Development of Innovative Feedstock Logistics Systems Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In 2009, The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $5 million to Genera Energy Inc., a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock advancements and supply chain improvements in Vonore, Tenn., and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to research and develop economical systems for bulk-handling and processing of chopped...

Closest Relatives Of Papaya Are Four Species From Mexico And Guatemala
2013-11-20 10:43:24

Pensoft Publishers For many decades, researchers thought the closest relatives of papaya were certain trees from the Andes, the so-called highland papayas. A study employing DNA sequences from all species of the papaya family instead revealed that the closest relatives of papaya are three herbaceous species and a small tree with stinging hairs occurring from Mexico to Guatemala and El Salvador. The stingy-haired tree in fact is only known from cloud forests in the Sierra de Juarez in...

2013-11-15 23:00:59

Essential Wholesale & Labs offers ingredients and recipes for a two-step, Neem oil based at-home natural remedy for head lice. Harsh chemicals are not appropriate for every child so many parents look for natural alternatives to traditional over-the-counter insecticidal shampoo. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Essential Wholesale & Labs offers ingredients and recipes for a two-step, Neem oil based at-home natural remedy for head lice. Harsh chemicals are not appropriate...


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Arizona Pine, Pinus arizonica
2014-04-18 10:05:00

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas. The Arizona pine closely resembles the Ponderosa Pine found growing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Arizona south to Durango, CO. The Arizona pine grows in high elevations from 5906-8038 feet. It is a medium to tall pine growing to heights of 82-114.8 feet tall with a trunk diameter of up to 3 feet 11 inches. The bark on young trees is dark brown...

Apache Pine, Pinus engelmannii
2014-04-18 09:53:30

Apache pine (Pinus engelmannii) grows in the south west from northern Mexico to southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. This pine is closely related to the Michoacan pine and the longleaf pine. The Apache pine grows on canyon slopes, ridges, and stream-side terraces at altitudes between 5000 and 9100 feet above sea level. The climate preferred by this tree is somewhat dry with little rainfall during the summer. This pine can grow in all types of soil from sandy to clay and sand...

Tenasserim Pine, Pinus latteri
2014-04-18 08:32:01

Tenasserim pine (Pinus latteri) is an evergreen that is native to Mainland Southeast Asia. This tree grows in the mountains of southeastern Burma, northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as on the island of Hainan in China. This tree was named after the Tenasserim Hills located between Myanmar and Thailand. The Tenasserim pine generally grows at altitudes of 1312-3281 feet with some growing lower around 328 feet and some growing as high as 3937 feet. This tree is considered...

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

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