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2008-07-16 17:21:24

AgriLife research helping potato chip industry with disease Dr. Don Henne isn't wasting his degree when he's standing by the deep fryer waiting for potato slices to turn brown. He's conducting research that will help the potato industry and consumers. Henne, an assistant research scientist in the Texas AgriLife Research plant pathology program in Amarillo, is one of many who are trying to find answers about zebra chip. Zebra chip is the latest disease to plague the potato industry, especially...

2005-06-22 21:24:23

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A bug that chews on the leaves of certain types of ash trees is making its first appearance here, foresters say. It also has been spotted in Fargo. Its name is cottony psyllid, or jumping plantlice, and it is known for its appetite for fall gold black ash and mancana ash trees. "Before this year, I'd never seen it and never heard anyone talk about this insect," said Jeff Heintz, Bismarck's assistant city forester. "We're seeing it worse in the south half of Bismarck,"...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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