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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...

Climate Change Affects Pacific Northwest Mountain Meadows
2012-11-04 07:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reduced amounts of snow cover, longer growing seasons, and other factors associated with climate change are adversely affecting a high mountain meadow in central Oregon. And experts believe that global warming is having a similar impact on such landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest. In research funded by the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the US Forest Service and published in the journal Landscape Ecology,...

2012-06-26 23:02:54

Creative synthetic grass Installations enhance home lawns and landscaping nationwide. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that homeowners spend an average of 2.8 hours weekly on lawn maintenance and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stating that landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water usage, a growing number of consumers are turning to synthetic grass for their yards to save time, money and conserve millions of...

2012-06-17 23:01:07

Company fosters success with father-son teams. Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2012 Spring-Green Lawn Care has become a great franchise business opportunity for father-son teams. The company is led by one such team–Chairman Tom Hofer and his son Ted, who took over as CEO in June 2010. Many franchise owners have also joined their fathers or sons to create a successful family business. “It´s always great to see sons and their fathers working side-by-side to make a business...

2012-05-28 23:01:01

Company highlights military history, programs in honor of Memorial Day. Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Spring-Green Lawn Care has a rich military history with veterans filling many different roles within the company. Spring-Green Chairman Tom Hofer is a Navy veteran, and the company has many franchise owners and employees with military backgrounds. Due to the success of Spring-Green´s veteran franchise owners, Spring-Green also has specific programs in place to attract additional...

2012-04-27 23:02:49

Keep Lawns Looking Good with PetNaturals Lawn Aid Soft Chews in a Treat Form Anoka, MN (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 DogWhatever offers a natural way to prevent lawn discoloration with PetNaturals Lawn Aid bone shaped soft chews for dogs. Lawn Aid is a formula that has been designed to help reduce urine damage to lawns and prevents discoloration caused by nitrogen burn. The soft chews helps reduce ammonia and nitrogen concentration in the urine and supports bladder urinary tract health. Lawn...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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