Quantcast

Latest Honeydew Stories

Root Aphid Cloned By Ant Farms In Subterranean Rooms
2012-07-02 08:21:28

The yellow meadow ant, Lasius flavus, farms root aphids for sugar (honeydew) and nitrogen (protein). In turn these species of aphids have developed distinctive traits never found in free living species such as the 'trophobiotic organ' to hold honey dew for the ants. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that over half of ant mounds contained only one of the three most common species of aphid, and two thirds of these has a single aphid...

Image 1 - Scientists Making Better Melons
2011-09-20 10:24:22

  Drought heats up further interest on tolerant crop With the extended statewide dry spell, researchers at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde and elsewhere have been focusing their attention on improving varieties of more drought-tolerant crops, particularly melons, said the center´s administrator. “We´re looking into improved varieties of melons, such as cantaloupe and honeydew, and are growing and assessing some Spanish and Italian...

f70725f0bbe2d2faea1ebbe0c7d6fb901
2010-07-21 10:38:33

Sites of origin and regions of domestication of many of our most important cultivated plants are still unknown. The botanical genus Cucumis, to which both the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and the honeydew melon (C. melo) belong, was long thought to have originated and diversified in Africa, because many wild species of Cucumis are found there. "A molecular genetic analysis has now shown that the wild populations that gave rise to melons and cucumbers originated in Asia", says LMU botanist...

2009-05-13 18:37:10

A Dutch produce company said it expects Pepquino melons, which are just over an inch in length, to become the newest dining fad in London. Koppert Cress said the bite-size melons, which grow naturally in South America and are cultivated by the company in greenhouses, have been ordered by a handful of markets in London and across Britain but the majority of the melons are bound for restaurants, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Demand for the melons has so far come from the restaurant and...

2008-08-23 03:00:18

By Sid Mullis Today I want to discuss a couple of problems you may be experiencing in your landscape. Sooty mold can be bad this time of year. The black, sooty fungus can be on a variety of ornamental plants such as crape myrtles and gardenias. This unsightly condition is caused by a fungus that does not actually attack the plant but damages it by covering the foliage and thus reducing its absorption of sunlight. Instead of obtaining food from a host plant, as do most funguses,...

cfa7c03506eccc6ac2347c78c482e1881
2008-08-09 09:45:00

Aphids are emerging as sentinels of climate change, researchers at BBSRC-supported Rothamsted Research have shown. One of the UK's most damaging aphids "“ the peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) "“ has been found to be flying two weeks earlier for every 1°C rise in mean temperature for January and February combined. This year, the first aphid was caught on 25 April, which is almost four weeks ahead of the 42-year average. This work is reported in BBSRC Business, the quarterly...


Latest Honeydew Reference Libraries

40_bbf6305d9b2b656012696fa63f2baca4
2005-09-12 10:12:57

Aphids or greenfly, plant lice (superfamily Aphidoidea) are small plant-feeding insects (1 to 10 mm). Of the 4,000 species of known aphids (distributed in 10 families), around 250 are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. Natural predators include ladybirds, hoverfly larvae and lacewings. Aphids have two compound eyes and two ocular tubercles made up of 3 lenses, each of which is located behind and above the compound eyes. They have 2 tarsal...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
Related