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2012-01-23 22:24:41

Greenhouse bedding plant growers can save themselves time, money or possibly both by giving cuttings in propagation more light, according to a Purdue University study. Flower growers use cuttings from Central America and Africa to start spring bedding plants in greenhouses during winter and early spring. Those cloudy days and cool temperatures make propagation time- and energy-intensive. Roberto Lopez, an assistant professor of horticulture, and horticulture graduate students Chris...

2011-12-12 22:13:04

Survey of rose growers reveals trends, potential for export-quality products Roses are one of the leading cut flowers in the global floriculture trade. In the last few years, cut flower consumption and the market for high-quality flowers has increased in Pakistan as a result of the country's rapid economic growth, improved living standards, enhanced access to electronic media, and increasing demand from the country's growing hospitality industry. In Pakistan, where seasonable climatic...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

The Horticulture Website of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz features a Growerâs Guide to Cultivating Chinese Waterchestnut and his updated Curriculum vitae. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 The book on "A Grower's Guide to Cultivating Chinese Water Chestnut in Australia" provides the technical and practical basis for the commercial production of Chinese waterchestnut. It is divided into five chapters which cover planting material and the environment, cultivation and...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

The Fruit Cultivation Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mikan (Satsuma) to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to a Citrus crop which produces fruits which much resemble mandarins but belong to a different species. (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Mikan...

2011-11-18 02:34:05

Study identifies challenges, recommends strategies for increasing services While public gardens typically offer educational programming for adults and elementary school—aged children, the teenage audience has been largely underserved. A new study examined the institutional benefits, challenges, and strategies of offering successful programming for youth aged 13 years. The researchers hope their findings motivate staff at public horticultural institutions to create and implement...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

The Pomology Crops Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mandarin to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to one of the most important citrus fruit crops. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 The Pomology Crops Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

The Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Fig to its collection of crops. This section comprises 34 resources to one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Edible figs (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are the fruits of up to six meters...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

The Horticultural Website of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz now features a paper on tomato under protected cultivation in the humid tropics. The research for this publication was conducted the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and published in the European Journal of Horticultural Sciences. It also includes his new, professionally designed Curriculum vitae. (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 The paper on "Biomass accumulation and partitioning of tomato under protected cultivation in the humid tropics"...

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2011-08-24 16:27:10

  Drought simulator will enable in-depth testing under real-world conditions Historically, droughts have had devastating effects on agriculture, causing famine and increasing consumer food costs. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) have completed two drought simulators designed to test the effects of water deficiency on crops. The simulators are located at the University of Missouri´s Bradford Research and...

2011-07-27 00:01:19

As the online version of the science magazine "Eurêka - Le magazine des sciences" EurekaMag.org publishes new references and reviews in biology, in the applied life sciences agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in the earth sciences, in the environmental sciences, and in the health sciences. (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 While having just released 131,157 biology articles, the Science Magazine intends to publish over one million science reviews within the next one to two years. The...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'