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2013-04-25 19:48:11

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. The BBSRC-funded scientists, from Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, Lancaster University and the University of Nottingham, used a hybridized species of grass called perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with a closely related species called meadow...

2013-04-19 23:21:16

Green Side Up Landscaping was awarded the "Best of the Best" designation for excellence in Landscape Richmond VA by Follow Media Consulting, Inc. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 Green Side Up Landscaping was awarded the "Best of the Best" designation for excellence by Follow Media Consulting, Inc. in the category of Landscape Richmond VA. This award signifies the continued commitment and dedication of the areas best in lawn and outdoor renovations. Green Side Up is a full service...

2013-04-17 23:02:02

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares simple steps for invigorating weather worn lawns. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens. “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” says gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers recommends following these steps to improve lawns this season. Start this spring to renovate or...

2013-03-18 10:48:04

Around half of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The seasonally flooded grasslands around the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia´s largest freshwater lake, are of great importance for biodiversity and a refuge for 11 globally-threatened bird species. They are also a vital fishing, grazing, and traditional rice farming resource for around 1.1 million people. Research published today in the...

2013-02-22 23:02:58

Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care says recent snowfall does not mean the Colorado drought is over, advises diligence and offers lawn and tree care tips. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Colorado lawn care company Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care advises that while recent snowfall in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado´s high country is welcome, it is not enough to alleviate concerns about the impact of the current drought on lawns and trees. “We welcome the...

The Evolution Of Grass Photosynthesis
2012-12-26 05:22:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In examining the differences in photosynthetic activity among certain types of grasses, researchers from Brown University found that some plants are positioned to take evolutionary advantage of certain situations. According to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Brown researcher Pascal-Antoine Christin spent two years analyzing the cellular anatomy of 157 living species of two different grass clades, BEP...

2012-12-19 11:26:08

An Australian technology company is close to commercializing the world´s first fully automated system for mustering and managing cattle in the rangelands. Alice Springs-based Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd has developed the Remote Livestock Management System (RLMS), which can save cattle producers around $68 a head in annual cattle operational costs and help them ensure their businesses have a strong economic future The Australian Government has announced it will provide a $350,000...

2012-12-15 05:02:14

Franchise owner to service middle Tennessee. Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 Spring-Green Lawn Care´s newest franchisee, Howard Graber, will open the doors in Clarksville, Tenn., in January. He will service middle Tennessee from Clarksville to Hendersonville. Graber spent the last 12 years as a consultant providing financial management services for companies in industries like technology, apparel, automotive, salvage and security. Previously, he helped start several...

2012-12-14 05:03:43

Swingle advises unseasonably dry conditions will require extra lawn, tree and shrub watering for Colorado landscapes in the 2012-2013 Winter. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care is recommending Colorado property owners adequately water their lawns, trees, and shrubs–even during the dormant winter months--to prevent damage caused by unseasonably dry conditions. “This fall has been extremely dry and there seems to be no relief in the near...


Latest Grasslands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Semi-arid Pampas
2013-04-18 23:08:40

The Semi-arid Pampas, alternatively known as the Dry Pampas, is a temperate grassland ecoregion located in central Argentina. The Semi-arid Pampas cover an area of 126,000 square miles, including western Buenos Aires Province, southern Cordoba and San Luis Provinces and most of La Pampa Province. The area is, in all, a home to no more than a million people, who normally enjoy some of the nation’s lowest poverty rates. Not dissimilar to the more humid pampas to the east, the area is...

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
2013-04-18 22:58:55

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China. The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, creates a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, stretching across central...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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